At Garstang Community Primary School we take our children’s online safety very seriously, especially as more and more children are using and accessing a whole range of technology at home and in school. Here you can find out more about keeping them safe in this online environment.
We believe the key to keeping children safe online is to maintain an open and free dialogue with them about their time online. Regular family discussions about the dangers and risks, but also the positive benefits of technology will mean that children feel comfortable and safe taking to you about any issues they may have. In school we maintain this dialogue through regular online safety discussions and lessons, by celebrating Internet Safety Day each year, and through the use of our Online-Safety Committee made up of children, parents, staff and governors. Click here for more information and to find your representatives.
Helpful Websites and Information
Digital Parenting Issue 5
Vodafone have updated their Digital Parenting magazine. The current edition includes:
– a parent’s guide to gaming
– coping with online peer pressure
– what is digital resilience?
You can download a pdf copy here: Digital Parenting Issue 5
CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection
CEOP is a law enforcement agency that keeps young people safe from harm on the Internet. Click below to get help, advice and report anything that makes you or your child feel uncomfortable.
Think U Know
Think U Know is a great site for parents and carers with practical tips and simple guidance on how to keep your child safe online. Children can go on this site and find age appropriate content and there is a section dedicated to parents and carers.
Childnet International will help you find information you need to keep your child safe online. Whether you are puzzled by parental controls or would like to know more about gaming, this website can help.
Be in control of what you show others on Facebook. Download and follow this simple pdf guide to check what your profile looks like online and to find out how you can change it.
YouTube and Google
To find out more about safety settings for sites like YouTube and Google, follow these links: