Today’s pupils are growing up in an increasingly complex world, living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks.
At The Quinta Primary School, we understand that technology plays an important role in the everyday lives of children and adults. Consequently, we teach our pupils the knowledge needed to make the best use of the internet and technology in a safe, considered and respectful way.
We understand the responsibility and importance of focussing on the underpinning knowledge and behaviours that can help pupils to navigate the online world safely and confidently regardless of the device, platform or app.
We understand that online safety can be daunting so to help you to keep up to date with the latest information we have collated some useful websites to help you to keep your children safe online and offer advice that you may need.
Think U Know is an education programme developed by CEOP providing a variety of informative videos on different online issues.
CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.
Childnet.com (Parents and Carer Toolkit)
This toolkit offers resources and practical advice on keeping your child safe online.
Safer Internet- Resources for parents
The UK Safer Internet site provides a range of resources for parents and carers on online safety. There are also many useful pages linked to social media and games that your children might access.
Pease follow the links for further information.
Social media guides https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/social-media-guides
Parents' guide to Fortnite https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/parents-guide-fortnite-battle-royale
Parents' guide to Roblox https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/roblox-guide-parents
Parents' guide to Social network, apps and games https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
Get expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and the internet safely and smartly.
Click the links below for tips on managing screen time for different age groups.
Balancing screen time - top tips (0-5 years old)
Balancing screen time - top tips (5-7 year olds)