At St Joseph's we believe that working in conjunction with our parents is the best way to ensure the safety of the children when online.
Last year Steve Manning came into school to share information on how to be "savvy" when trying to monitor online and gaming habits. It was interesting to hear what he had to say about how parental awareness of apps and gaming can significantly impact our children's safety when faced with potential risks.
Some questions to ask yourself are:
It is our responsibility as parents to be aware of what our children are doing online and with whom.
If you would like support or information regarding checking settings talk to your child's class teacher who will be happy to help.
Below are some links to pages that will help you keep informed of the latest information:
Safer Internet - e-safety tips, resources and advice to help keep your children safe online.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection - "We protect children from harm online and offline."
Get Safe Online - Free expert advice
Cyber Aware - Tips for looking after yourself and data online
Xbox Parent Controls - Xbox and XboxOne parental control instructions
Playstation Parent Controls - Playstation parental control instructions
Please take some time to download and read the letter from Anne Longfield and Johnny Gwynne which shares information on where parents can get information regarding children's online safety via Think U Know and CEOP