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Online Safety

UK Safer Internet Centre logo -

We would recommend students and parents checking out these two sites where you can find some valuable resources to help keep you safe on the internet.

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Parents Basics To help keep your child safe online;
  • Don't place a PC or games console with internet access in a child's bedroom - make sure it's kept in a communal family space.
  • Activate the parental controls available in your Operating System. Many games also have parental controls.
  • Do get involved in what your child is doing online - ask them to show you and ask questions.
  • Don't be afraid to limit the time your child spends online.
  • Keep your home PC as secure and up to date as possible - install a virus checker and regularly accept genuine system updates.
  • Social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MSN are for 13 year olds and above. If your child is under 13 and has an account, it means they've had to falsify their date of birth.
  • You can check the sites they access by going into your internet browser history.
  • If you have any serious doubts or worries about your child's activities, contact your local police who can advise you on the next steps.

Below you will find some useful websites for further information, advice and support about how you can keep your child safe online.

Internet Matters
NTSCP - Internet Safety

Below you will find some useful tips and resources for managing your children's screen time. Please feel free to download them by clicking on the picture.

A Guide to Managing Children's Screen Time leaflet

Five Top Tips to Manage Children's Screen Time leaflet

Online Safety Tips for Parents of 11-13 Year Olds leaflet

Below you will find a picture of one our display boards from within the school relating to this subject. Please feel free to click on it for a larger picture.

Southlands School display board - Online? Think SMART

Below is a list of available online resources to help parents and carers keep their children safe online. Please feel free to browse, read and download the material. You will also find our school's 'Online Safety Policy' and a child-friendly 'E-Safety Policy'.

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The majority of the parent and student resources below were taken from the 'National Online Safety' website.