Crown Lane Primary School & Children's Centre

Crown Lane Primary School

Online Safety - For Parents and carers

 

Safer Internet Day 2024

Dear Parents and Carers, 

This week, we will be joining schools and youth organisations across the UK in celebrating Safer Internet Day 2024. Safer Internet Day is a global campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology, which calls on young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers and more, to help to create a better internet.  

This year the campaign will be focusing on change online, this includes covering: 

  • Young people’s perspective on new and emerging technology
  • Using the internet to make change for the better
  • The changes young people want to see online
  • The things that can influence and change the way young people think, feel and act online and offline

Using the internet safely and positively is a key message that we promote in school, and celebrating Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year.  

We would be delighted if you could join us in celebrating the day by continuing the conversation at home. To help you with this, for the UK Safer Internet Centre have created some free activities and information for parents and carers which are available at: saferinternet.org.uk/SID-parents

Whether you have 5 minutes to start a conversation or hours to spare, there are top tips, quizzes and films which you can use at home with your child. 

If you have any concerns or questions about keeping your child safe online, please do get in touch with your child’s class teacher, myself or Miss John-Cyrus, our Designated Safeguarding Lead. 

Kind regards, 

Miss Bell 

Pupil Acceptable Use Policy 

To begin the year, your child will learn about the Digital 5 a day and how to stay safe online. They will read and sign a form called an Acceptable Use Policy to confirm they agree to follow the school online safety rules to keep themselves safe at school and at home when they are online.

Click on one of the links below to read our school online safety rules:

Nursery, Reception, Years 1 and 2

Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

Agreement with symbols

If you have any questions or any ideas that you think that we might want to add to our policies, please contact Miss Bell through the school office.

 

Years 1 and 2

Terms 3 and 4 - Jessie and Friends       

As part of your child's online safety education in term's 3 and 4 they will be studying a unit of work based on Jessie & Friends, an animated series about online safety produced by Thinkuknow. 

How you can get involved

To find out more, you can watch the video for parents and carers and all three episodes of Jessie & Friends at www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends

After your child has watched an episode in class, you can also read the associated storybook with them at home to reinforce key messages and help start (or continue) conversations with your child about online safety. To help you do so, here is a link to the Jessie & Friends Parents and Carers Helpsheet, with:

  • Ideas for starting conversations about online safety with your child
  • Things you can do at home to further support your child
  • Links to more advice and support on how to keep your child safe online
  • Information about how to get help if you are worried about your child

You will also find plenty of advice and support about keeping your child safe online at the Thinkuknow Parents and Carers Website: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents.

Year 5

Term 3 - Play Like Share

As part of your child's online safety education in term 3, they will be studying a unit of work based on Play Like Share, an animated series about online safety produced by Thinkuknow.

How you can get involved

You can watch a short trailer and all three brief episodes of Play Like Share at www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/playlikeshare

It is a great idea for you to watch each episode with your child after they have viewed it in class (to avoid spoiling any surprises!) and to have conversations with them about the subjects covered. To help you do so, here is a link to the Play Like Share Parents and Carers Helpsheet, with:

  • Ideas for starting conversations about online safety with your child
  • Links to more advice and support on how to keep your child safe online
  • Information about how to get help if you are worried about your child

You will also find plenty of advice and support about keeping your child safe online at the Thinkuknow Parents and Carers Website: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents.

LGfL DigiSafe Undressed 

 

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As part of your child's online safety education this term, we will be using the resources from LGfL’s Undressed campaign to communicate the simple online safety message ‘I never get undressed or change my clothes when I am on camera.’

If you would like to know more about LGFL’s Undressed campaign, including why this message is relevant to (especially) the youngest pupils who do not have the same capacity as older children to always realise when they are being tricked, more information can be found at https://undressed.lgfl.net.

6 Top Tips 

6 top tips.pdf

Download the poster!

How to report an issue 

If you are concerned about something that has happened to your child online, you can contact the school and your child's teacher or Miss Bell will call you back to support you.

CEOP

CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP helps children and young people under the age of 18 who have been forced or manipulated into taking part, or are being pressured to take part, in sexual activity of any kind. This can be both online and offline. The CEOP Safety Centre offers information and advice for children and young people, parents and carers and professionals. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.

Online bullying or other online concerns should not be reported to CEOP and children and young people should be directed to speak to an adult they trust, and/or referred to Childline, if they would like to speak to someone about how they are feeling.

TikTok What? - Getting to grips with apps children use

Internet Matters: Click here for a guide to apps and expert tips to support children including an app minimum age guide.

How to set up devices safely

 Internet Matters: Click here for a parents guide to setting up safety controls on wifi, mobiles, games and social media.

Tackling fake news and misinformation 

Internet Matters: Click here for expert tips to support children and young people to challenge fake news and misinformation online and help them to develop their critical thinking skills.                                                                 

The National Literacy Trust: Top tips for talking with your child about the news.

Learning Disabilities, Autism and Internet Safety 

Cerebra: Click here for Learning Disabilities, Autism and Internet Safety: A guide for parents.

 

Parent Zone SEND: Click here for easy-to-read parent guides to the most popular apps and issues like screen time.

Useful links and resources

 Thinkuknow                               

Childnet International                                   

BBC Own It

ParentZone                             

Vodafone Digital Parenting         

NSPCC Keeping children safe online

UK Safer Internet Centre