In a world where school children as young as 4 years old are able to use a wide range of mobile devices it is vital that we teach our children how to keep safe when using these devices online.
Our Curriculum at Heyhouses supports children staying safe whilst accessing the world-wide web aswell as communicating via various social media sites. However, we feel it is very important for all parents/carers to keep up to date with the ever changing world of technology to ensure we all play our part in keeping our children safe. Just when you feel you have learnt about one App or program another becomes popular. To help you with this task we have put together a set of links to resources with advice on how to keep safe when using the internet.
Don't forget it isn't just your child's online safety you need to think about- if you do online banking or shopping you need to make sure that your personal details are secure too to avoid online fraud.
The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children, and it is important that schools, parents and carers work together to take an active role in teaching children about online dangers. Learning how to act safely when using the internet is an incredibly important part of safeguarding our children.
We are therefore delighted to announce that Heyhouses CE Primary School have shown our commitment to protecting our pupils online by working with National Online Safety- providing resources for all parents and carers.
The resources include Parents & Carers courses (presented by Myleene Klass), online video resources and weekly guides covering a huge range of topics, including:
To create your account, please click here and complete your details. When you’re set up, you’ll be able to set ‘Parent/Carer’ as your user type.
You can access National Online Safety online via any device- including via our brand-new smartphone app. To download the app, please click here for the Apple store or click here for Google Play Store.
Answers to frequently asked questions and customer service can be accessed by clicking here.
If you would like to complete an online course for online safety please see the links below;
Click here for online safety for 3 - 7.
Click here for online safety for 7 - 11.
Click here for online safety for 11 - 14.
The Children's Safeguarding Assurance Partnership has a page to support safeguarding online. Please click here to visit their website.