Online Safety and Coronavirus
Children’s lives have changed drastically because of the coronavirus. While the internet is a great way for children to stay in touch with their friends and keep busy during lockdown, it can also bring risks. It is so important to keep your child safe.
To keep your child safe the following tips should be considered:
- Setting security settings within your browser/s
- Encourage children to use their laptop/tablet in a family area where possible
- Consider the use of mobiles phones, games consoles, tablets and other devices with access to the Internet
- Regularly check the Internet sites your child has visited by looking in the history and favourites
Your child should also be advised to:
- Tell you about the websites they are using
- Only use child friendly search engines
- Only email people they know
- Never give out personal information
- Never arrange to meet people they have met on the Internet without the approval and consent of a parent/carer first
- Only use a webcam with people they know and with the approval and consent of a parent/carer first
- Tell you immediately if they see anything they are unhappy with
The following resources will support you to talk to your child about a range of online safety issues:
- UK Safer Internet Centre
Please see the links below.
Safer Internet Information
Year 1 and 2
As part of their e-safety work Year 1 and 2 children will read the story of Dot by Randi Zuckerberg and The Adventures of Smartie the Penguin
They will be watching the Hector’s World cartoons
The children will also learn the SMART rules with Kara, Winston and the SMART Crew
BBC Stay Safe
BBC Newsround – Wonder Web World
NSPCC - Your guide to the social networks your kids use . Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world.
Parents can register on the Think U Know website and access information and videos.
Some videos may not be suitable for younger children, please check suitability before watching as a family.
Think U know – Parents’ and Carers’ guide to online safety
BBC WebWise – Family online safety