Please click the link below to be taken to some parent guidance to keeping your child safe online during COVID-19, provided by The Department for Education.
Online Safety for Children
Prevent Strategy for Parents
Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others. Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online. Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.
If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:
If you have lego at home, here are some great resources that incorporate building lego characters and talking about online safety with your children.
Online safety Parent and Carer toolkit
Being 'SMART' online
Video lessons on how to be SMART online:
Children at St Nic’s use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we carry out regular ‘e-safety’ activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online. We also discuss how to use equipment safely and responsibly.
Here are some useful links to learn more about e-Safety:
Tips for staying safe online
Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.
Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.
We follow government advice on best practice. Please help us to support your children by looking at the links below which provide important information on how to keep safe online:
Parent Guides to Apps / Games / Devices
Resources for safeguarding contexts around individual children, young people, and their families.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection command (CEOPS) - a part of the national crime agency which takes action against incidents of online sexual exploitation.
Report Remove - A service from Childline and the Internet Watch Foundation to help children remove images of themselves from the internet.
If your child is being investigated for getting into trouble online - Stop it Now! a leaflet to provide information and advice to professionals, parents and carers engaging in illegal sexual behaviour online.
Parents protect 'Whats the problem?' guide - Stop it Now! A guide for parents of children and young people who have got into trouble online.
Family Safety - Stop it Now! A guide and safety plan template for parents to keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse online.
I've made a new friend online. But I'm worried. What do I do? - Stop it Now! - Easy-read (SEN accessible) child protection resource on the dangers of online grooming.