Great Wood School

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Online Safety

Advice and Activities for Children

These are links to E-safety games on the Lancashire website which will help to embed children’s understanding of the need for Internet Safety rules and what they mean. Please try them with your children. Links are also available in the children’s section of the website.
 

CBBC Newsround Online Safety Information: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/35522934

Lots of resources and games: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/young-people/resources-3-11s

Learn about privacy by playing this online game:(Excellent, but doesn’t work on devices that don’t use Flash)  http://mediasmarts.ca/sites/default/files/games/privacy_playground/flash/privacy_playground_en/start.html

Advice, videos and games from ChildNet: http://www.childnet.com/young-people/primary

Reception, Y1 and Y2 games and videos used in school: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/

Y3 – 6 can visit the Cyber Cafe: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/

Advice for Parents
Lots of information and advice provided by Lancashire County Council: http://www.lancashiresafeguarding.org.uk/online-safeguarding/parents-and-carers.aspx
Information provided by CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection – police) for parents:https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
The NSPCC have a helpline which you can call for advice on devices and privacy settings. Lots of other information and advice can be found at: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/
Using Facebook
If your primary aged child has set up a Facebook Account and lied about their age to do so, here is some advice: Giving the wrong age is not “illegal” in the sense that the law can control. However, areas that the children must be taught are the implications of slander, harassment,
racism and verbal abuse – all of which is covered in courts and after the age of 10 children are responsible for their own actions.
Parents should make sure that children understand that whatever they share online is available for everyone to see forever! Even with privacy controls if there is a legal case brought against you then investigations into what you have written would not remain private. If your underage child (child under the age of 13) has created an account on Facebook, you can show them how to delete their account by having them log into their account and following this link.