Introduction

New technology and devices offer a huge range of opportunities for our students.  They can use them to learn, create and communicate in an ever growing number of ways. Today, especially to young adults, how you are perceived in the digital world is as important as the real world.

Our natural desire is to keep children safe and this can only be done through the education and support we can all offer them.

It is important that parents are equally able to guide and support their children in the online world so that they enjoy the benefits whilst avoiding the potential risks.

This page therefore aims to support you, as parents,with advice, resources and guidance.

 


Latest New and Articles

Is Data The Price?

Our most recently assembly delivered to all year groups involved showing this video as part of our discussion of data/information use and sharing by large online companies.

https://www.ted.com/talks/gary_kovacs_tracking_the_trackers


What we are doing in Tutor?

Our Key Stage 3 Tutor Content Overview Can Be Found HERE

Out Key Stage 4 Tutor Content Overview Can Be Found HERE

Parents Guide For Home Internet Controls

A number of parents on the recent survey indicated that they did not know how to update there home internet setting to support them with internet security/safety. Therefore, below you will find link to guides for the leading home internet providers.

BT - http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/46768/~/how-to-keep-your-family-safe-online-with-bt-parental-controls-and-the-different

SKY - https://www.sky.com/help/articles/sky-broadband-shield-explained

Vigin Media - http://www.virginmedia.com/shop/broadband/parental-control.html

TalkTalk - https://www.talktalk.co.uk/shop/security/homesafe

Vodafone UK - https://support.vodafone.co.uk/Using-our-network/Content-control-settings/38914008

 

Latest From The Web

 The window below provides links to the latest articles and information released through the various government organisations associated with digital safety.

 


Open Communication with Your Son/Daughter

The best defences against any online risks are openness, awareness and education: talk with your children about their online lives, share their experiences and learn from them, help them to use technology positively and responsibly, and give them boundaries, guidance and support.

The Thinkuknow website offer some useful and simple to follow information on how to discuss these topics with your son/daughter.

Top tips from kids on how to help them with social media

What parents need to know about popular social media sites overview? 

 


Social Media Age Registrations

 Social media sites typically generate the money they need to operate through target advertising. This is achieved through using the registration information provided by its users. It is therefore a possibility that if someone has used a false age to register on a site, they will receive inappropriate material.


 


Additional Useful Websites for Information

Whether you’re a new Internet user or an expert, the advice and tools provided below can help you navigate the web safely and securely.

Online Safety Briefing for Parents 2016-03-01

CSE Presentation for Parents 2016-03-01

Extremism Presentation for Parents 2016-03-01

CEOP’s Thinkuknow Advice page for Parents and Carers with students who are in secondary education

http://www.getsafeonline.org – Free online security advice for all users of the internet.

http://www.knowthenet.org.uk – Internet Safety, Security & Advice for Children & Parents

http://www.kidsmart.org.uk – Advice for students and parents

Childline’s online and mobile safety pages

http://gamesratingauthority.org/GRA/ – Advice for online gaming and how to set up parental controls for a range of gaming devices

Google’s Safety Centre

Keeping Children Safe EE – Advice from Mobile phone provider EE

 

Got A Question?

You can now email us directly using digitalsafety@wadebridge.cornwall.sch.uk if you have any questions or comments you would like to discuss.


Safer Internet Day 2018

As part of Safer Internet Day 2018, a range of new resources can be found below that can be used with young people of all ages to support there use of technology:

- Conversation Starters to support conversations with your son/daughter HERE

- Fact-sheet on the latest guidance and where to get more help. HERE

- Fun things to do online with younger children HERE

- Quick activities to try at home to provide an opportunity to discuss online safety. HERE

 

Reporting

To to report concerns directly to The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), click on the report button below.

https://www.ceop.police.uk/ceop-reporting/

 

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