Talking to our children about online safety is a responsibility we as adults must all take, as the role technology holds in our everyday life is ever increasing. It is an integral part of the curriculum we teach at EHPS and we believe the partnership between ourselves and parents is crucial to keeping our children safe. This is especially true of internet safety and we would like to share with you some of the support and information available for parents.
Please find attached below several documents from https://www.saferinternet.org.uk
Some information and links to useful resources.
PDF- Quick Activities
Age appropriate games you might like to play at home.
Ideas to bring up some of the internet safety aspects you might find useful to discuss.
PDF- Internet Safety Plan
A template of an internet safety plan you can agree on with your family to help set rules and expectations together.
There is also a very useful website for parents https://parentzone.org.uk/parents with some great information and contact details should you wish to ask for advice or guidance.
The government has launched a new online tool for schools to give parents advice and tips on preparing their children for adult life. This is expert information to help children and young people stay safe online.
The new online service, called Parent Info, gives parents the information they need to help them navigate the minefield of issues children can now face on everything from spotting the warning signs of self-harm, to having a healthy body image and managing money in a digital world.
As well as giving parents the confidence and support to speak to their children on such sensitive issues, it will also provide parents with pathways for where they can go for more hands on support on specific issues.
Further online safety support and guidance (Sept 2020) can be found via the links below:https://lgfl.planetestream.com/View.aspx?ID=787~3J~tXy2ME