Top Online Safety tips for Parents
- Talk to your child about what they’re up to online.
- Watch Thinkuknow films and cartoons with your child.
- Encourage your child to go online and explore.
- Set parental controls on all internet enabled devices.
- Set boundaries in the online world just as you would in the real world.
- Talk to your child about being respectful online and how to report unacceptable behaviour.
For further information on online safety, please visit the following websites:
Guides on Tik Tok app
For information on how to setup Privacy settings on PlayStation 4 and Xbox, the following website has a useful step-by-step guide:
We would recommend that you set it up so that only friends can see your information and connect with you.
Here are some guides to Fortnite for parents:
Parent Guide to Roblox
New online safety website launched by Google.
At Heald Place, we do our utmost to ensure that children adopt safe and responsible practices when using the Internet and new technologies. E-Safety is taught in all year groups as an integral part of the Computing Curriculum and revisited at every possible opportunity, such as during 'Safety Week' and on Safer Internet Day.
Year 6 pupils did some work on E-Safety and came up with the following advice:
- Get your parents to take part in the social games just to make sure your safe.
- Don't tell people your password
- Never believe everything you read on the internet
- Change your privacy settings
- Have an appropriate email address
- Block and report someone who sends you a nasty message that makes you feel uncomfortable.
- Never put all your details on your profile and don't upload photographs of yourself in your uniform as somebody might be able to identify you.
- Make sure you have a strong password with a mixer of number and letters!
- If you are being bullied tell a trusted adult.
- Do not believe chain mails, forwarding them makes you just a bully as the other person.
- Block people if they are sending you a nasty message or are upsetting you.
- If you're being bullied call child line on 0800 1111 or use the report button on thinkuknow website
- Don't use your full name, use a nickname
- Ignore nasty messages and pictures
- Keep your profile secret.
- Make sure you make your password complex.
- Use appropriate emails.
- Don't copy and paste directly from the internet as this is plagiarism.
- Do not add or accept people that you don't know from online: facebook, Bebo, twitter ,
- Do not download illegal things on the internet.
- Never forward any bad messages.
- Don't give too much information about yourself. Don't give out personal information such as : address' full name or password.
- Tell an adult you trust something you don't feel uncomfortable with.
- First of all you have to make a really strong password so no can pop in and check out your personal stuff such a messages and also pictures.
- Don't believe everything you read on the internet do further searches to check the information.
- Prevent your password being found out by changing it regularly and using a mixture of symbols, letters and numbers.
- Keep evidence of the messages and tell a trusted adult.
- If you get a friend request on twitter, bebo and many others only accept people you know.
- Never frighten people on websites.
- Show your parents the picture you're going to post on images.
- Make sure you spell words correctly when searching the internet.
- KEEP YOUR PROFILE PRIVATE
- Don't give your personal information to strangers.
- Never chat to strangers.
- Use appropriate emails.
- Don't ever pass any nasty or horrible things.
- If your concerned call child line on 0800 1111 or you could tell parent or guardian.
- If you're being bullied tell someone you trust, or you could phone child line on 0800 1111
- If someone threatens you and tells you to forward emails to more people DON'T because you would then be taking part in the bullying..
- Take regular breaks from the computer so that you don't damage your eyes.
- Block people you don't know that keep on sending you messages. That way you won't be bothered by emails from them
- Teach your parents the good things you do online.
- Don't give ANY personal information about yourself such as your name address and your email address
- Make sure your password is strong, like... gr8m8ru so no one can HACK INTO YOUR ACCOUNT
- Go on 'www.passwordmeter.com' to test the strength of your password. Make sure it is a mixture of letters, numbers and symbols
- When you're searching for information on the internet make sure you spell words correctly or use more than one key word.
If you would like to know more about keeping your family safe online, take a look at the following websites.