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.
Below you will find a grid which gives a summary of what topics are covered each term through the tutor programme. Clicking on each topic will provide you will additional information on the topic to use to support you and your child.
Along with these sessions in tutor, pupils across all year groups (including Year 11) are provided additional guidance and support through their RSHE lesson and assemblies.
Parent Training Course Videos
At the link below you will find a selection of short videos to help support and guide parents on the uses of technology by young people and how to help them.
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
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
Keeping Children Safe EE – Advice from Mobile phone provider EE
Got A Question?
You can now email us directly using email@example.com if you have any questions or comments you would like to discuss.
Use this link to make an anonymous report to senior staff and our student support team
To to report concerns directly to The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), click on the report button below.