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Information for parents and carers

It can be challenging to ensure that your child is using technology safely, so you will find below some links that should help you, whether it's judging if something is appropriate for your child or how they are using technology. 

 

Computer Time at Home and Family Agreements

It is always a good time to have a family agreement about the use of technology.  A family agreement is a great way to start a conversation with your whole family about how you all use the internet and discuss together how to behave in a positive way when online at home, at school or at a friend’s house. A good example is the Child net Family Agreement which can be found here: http:// www.childnet.com/resources/family-agreemen

 

Advice for Parents

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Please find below links which we hope will be of great benefit to you: 

GENERAL INFORMATION: 


CONTACTS FOR HELP AND SUPPORT

Game crazes

We know that Fortnite: Battle Royale is currently very popular with children.  Please find attached our advice leaflet about this game which, we believe, can have some unpleasant issues attached to it.  

How online grooming happens...

 

​Grooming happens both online and in person. Groomers will hide their true intentions and may spend a long time gaining a child's trust. Groomers may try to gain the trust of a whole family to allow them to be left alone with a child and if they work with children they may use similar tactics with their colleagues.


Groomers do this by:

 

  • pretending to be someone they are not, for example saying they are the same age online
  • offering advice or understanding
  • buying gifts
  • giving the child attention
  • using their professional position or reputation
  • taking them on trips, outings or holidays.

 

They may also use secrets and intimidation to control children or online social networks

 

Things you may noticeIf you're worried that a child is being abused, watch out for any unusual behaviour. 

 

  • withdrawn
  • suddenly behaves differently
  • anxious
  • clingy
  • depressed
  • aggressive
  • problems sleeping
  • eating disorders
  • wets the bed
  • soils clothes
  • takes risks
  • misses school
  • changes in eating habits
  • obsessive behaviour
  • nightmares
  • drugs
  • alcohol
  • self-harm
  • thoughts about suicide

 

Safer Internet Day 2018

Safer Internet Day 2018 was celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February 2018 with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you” and it provided a fantastic opportunity to engage with children about their digital lives. ​As a school we feel that an ongoing conversation with your children about internet safety is extremely important.  Please find below a Parent's Pack that we hope you will enjoy and use to keep your child safe. 

Online Safety Newsletter

Please find opposite an online safety newsletter that we hope will be of interest to you and keep you up to date with fresh information.  

Other resources for kids to enjoy

Remember, you can always talk to a parent, carer or teacher if you are worried about how you use or how friends are using technology.

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