February 9th 2022 is Safer Internet Day and throughout the week we will be having lessons and sessions aimed at promoting safe use of the Internet.
We live in a time when the internet, social media and apps are commonplace and used by many people. We need to ensure that our children are able to access age appropriate experiences but in a way which safeguards them from harm or being exposed to inappropriate or unacceptable things.
Children need to be taught how to access websites, chat based games etc, and use them responsibly. Children also need to be able to identify when something happens which is concerning and be confident to share their worries with an adult.
At Ursula Taylor we will be using materials from the 'UK Safer Internet Centre'. https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/
This site has information for children, parents, staff and families which is very useful to share with your children to support their safe use of the Internet.
Further information to support parents and carers with online safety, in particular to identify and understand the risks and tips to help children stay safe online can be found on the NSPCC website - 'Keeping children safe online'
The documents shown here include:
Our E-Safety and Acceptable Use Policy
Our Progression of skills and knowledge linked to the 'Purple Mash' Scheme of Work for Computing which we use at Ursula Taylor.
TIKTOK This app is very popular with children at the moment, whilst is it very appealing to youngsters, it also has some aspects which parents need to know about and be able to manage.
The link below will take you to the National Online Safety 'What Parents need to know' section.