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
Parent Training Video
At the link below you will find a selection of short video to help support and guide parents on the uses of technology by young people and how to help them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Got A Question?
You can now email us directly using firstname.lastname@example.org 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
To to report concerns directly to The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), click on the report button below.