Information about online dangers and the newest platforms
What online risks to look out for and how to protect your child
Interactive quizzes to check your understanding
You will need to complete your details and select “I am a: Parent/Carer” from the menu.
Once you have registered, you will be able to access the “Online Safety for Parents and Carers’ course and National Online Safety’s resources (which includes 50+ online platform guides on the latest social media channels and games). This aims to help empower parents with the knowledge to protect their children from the dangers of the internet.
If you have any questions, or trouble accessing the course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have also included some additional suggestions as to how Parents/Carers can protect our students and make them safer online:
- Encourage your child to tell you when they see something online which upsets them.
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Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day (SID) is an annual, worldwide event to help encourage a better internet.
Respect – I treat myself and others the way I like to be treated. Last year the slogan for this day was “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”. It is important for us to ask ourselves before we post any message on the internet or social media, ‘would I consider it respectful if it was something about me or to do with my life?’
Responsibility – I am accountable for my actions and I take a stand when I feel something is wrong. Are you a good ‘Digital Citizen?’ – being a good Digital Citizen involves being responsible for how YOU behave when using things such as the internet, mobile phones, social media and so on. Think before you ‘post’ and take responsibility for your actions. Remember that once it is posted, that information is no longer in your control.
Reasoning – I question what is real. This is about being sensible about what you see or read on the internet or social media. It is always important to realise that just because something has been posted or said, it does not make it true. Always question ‘Do I know beyond any doubt that this is true?’
To view what was discussed during this years’ Safer Internet Day, please click here.
Has someone done something online that has made you or a child or young person you know, feel worried or unsafe?