The children in school are going to be having age appropriate digital literacy and citizenship lessons linked to the Computing National Curriculum. These lessons are from the South West Grid for Learning and are designed to enable the children to behave and use technology safely and responsibly. The children will also learn how to recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour and what to do if they have any concerns.
The links below offer guidance on how to keep your child safe when using information and communication technology.
The UK Safer Internet Centre link on the left will take you to advice and resources for parents and carers, including information on safety tools, parental controls and a parents’ guide to technology.
This link will take you to the CEOP’s Thinkuknow for parent and carers. Offering advice and guidance on the risks your children might face online and how to talk to your child about what they’re doing online.
This link takes you to some Top Tips from Dorset Police’s Safe Schools and Communities Team (SSCT) about keeping your child(ren) safe online.
Parents' Online Safety Information
This link takes you to some websites used/recommended by Dorset Police’s Safe Schools and Communities Team (SSCT) for information about keeping your child(ren) safe online.
The following posters from nationalonlinesafety.com/ are some helpful hints and tips for keeping safe online which you can share with your child(ren) when they begin to use new technology and/or social media:
In - game chat: A guide for parents and carers
For other useful E-safety links and tips, access the Safeguarding page of our website.