What are the issues?
The internet – on the whole, is an inspiring and positive place.
The internet is an amazing resource which enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices.
However, the internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge.
You may sometimes feel that your children have better technical skills than you do, however, children and young people still need advice and protection when it comes to managing their lives online.
Issues that your child may encounter on the internet will vary depending on their age and online activities.
Pre-installed parental controls are available for most devices, laptops and consoles and are part of the system when you buy them. You can often download e-safety apps and software to supplement these controls. But the most important thing is to set the controls on the device itself.
E-Safety Resources for Parents
E-Safety Tips for Parents
InternetMatters.org is a not-for-profit organisation that has a simple purpose – to help keep children safe in the digital world.
Advice from the BBC
Laura from The BBC shares her views, hints and tips about internet safety.
Play Like Share
Play Like Share follows the adventures of Sam, Ellie and Alfie as they form a band and enter their school’s Battle of the Bands contest, taking on the mean but ‘cool’ Popcorn Wizards as they go. The three friends learn that while the internet can help, they need to use it wisely and safely.
The aim of the films is to help 8-10-year-olds learn how to stay safe online. In particular, the films teach them to spot the early signs of manipulative, pressurising and threatening behaviour by people they might meet online, and develops their confidence to respond safely and get help.
What to do if you have a concern about a child
If you have any concerns or would just like to discuss an issue with a member of staff, we have members of staff on our Safeguarding and Wellbeing team:
- Child Protection Co-ordinator: Mrs E Cooke
- Wellbeing: Mrs M Horsfield
To contact any of the team, please call the school on (01482) 223753
During out of school hours and/or school holidays, you can report a safeguarding concern using the contact details provided by the Hull Safeguarding Children’s Partnership, CEOPs and the NSPCC. Please click on the links below:
Know your social media
We would like to provide parents with the information they need to understand their child’s online world and help them keep their children safe online.
Click on any icon to find out further information.
Facebook is a social network, which lets you create a page about yourself.
Snapchat is an app that lets you send a photo or short video to your friends.
Instagram is a picture and video sharing app.
Twitter is a messaging service that lets you post public messages called tweets.
Pinterest is an online interactive pin board.
Whatsapp is an instant messaging app, which lets you send messages, images and videos to friends.
ROBLOX is a user-generated gaming platform where you can create your own games.
YouTube is a place to watch, create and share videos.