Online safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of online safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.
Useful websites for Parents and Students
- Think U Know - containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
- Vodafone Parents - Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents. You can also read their 'Digital Parenting' magazine.
- Kidsmart - An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
- Know IT All - lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
- Bullying UK - Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
- Kidscape - An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
- Childline - ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK
- The Parents’ Guide to Teaching your Teen Online Safety - Online blog that provides the pros and cons of popular apps and also provides tips to help mitigate any risks they present.
Tips for students
Always keep your password, name, address, school name or any information about your family.
Be careful talk to strangers on the Internet
Keep yourself safe, don't agree to meet anyone in person that you’ve met online and don't know/
Be careful when filling in a profile that asks for your name and address, you don't know what the company will do with your information
Chat rooms can be fun but ensure you access them with your parent's involvement
Only post pictures of yourself with your parents’ permission to ensure that you are posting something appropriate
Be aware that downloading or installing anything on your computer can be a risk, you should ask your parents first
If you have any questions about something you read, ask your parent or guardian
If you are talking to someone online and they make you uncomfortable, remember you don’t have to talk back to them
At TKAW staff follow:
- Staff will not interact with students on personal social media accounts
- Staff ensure that passwords are secure
- Staff promote safer internet practices
- Staff regularly check their privacy settings on social media