Category E-Safety

11
Jan

How secure is your Password?

  Did you know that “123456” and “password” are the most commonly used passwords this year according to a survey by Splashdata. Those combinations sit in the number one and two spots respectively.  Click here for advice on creating a secure password.

7
Dec

All I want for Christmas is…online

All I want for Christmas is… online  by Mark Bentley (London Grid for Learning Safeguarding Lead) Christmas is coming, the geese are getting ipads, please put a bitcoin in the live-streamed chat… It isn’t long until schools can pack up for a couple of weeks (although it will feel like you’ve never left when you return …

30
Nov

Setting parental controls on devices.

One of the major steps in keeping your child safe online is setting the parental controls on all of the devices they have access to. These controls allow you to restrict what websites your child has access to, helping limit their exposure to inappropriate content. Depending on the device you use, you may also be …

23
Nov

The internet – on the whole an inspiring and positive place but what are the issues?

The internet is an amazing resource which enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices. However, the internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge. You may …

16
Nov

Talking to your child about why bullies bully

This week has been anti-bullying week in school. Bullying has been given a new face in the age of social media. When bullying happens online it is usually referred to as cyber bullying. When people continuously send abusive and harmful messages to people they don’t know online this is known as trolling. There is a …

2
Nov

Advice about smartphones, gaming devices, tablets and other internet-connected devices.

The UK Safer Internet Centre has created a guide to answer questions that parents may have about particular devices that children are using or asking for.  It highlights the safety tools available and  has advice to empower parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly. For …

18
Oct

Seven in ten children are using voice assisted technology

A survey of over 1000 children and young people aged 8-17 years conducted by Childnet and  found that 7 in 10 young people are using voice assisted technology, with 92% of those saying they did so to find out information, amongst other tasks. This widespread usage comes with its own online safety issues.  For more information …

11
Oct

Do you speak regularly with your child about online safety?

It is really important to chat with your children on an ongoing basis about staying safe online. Not sure where to begin? These conversation starter suggestions can help: Ask your children to tell you about the sites they like to visit and what they enjoy doing online. Ask them about how they stay safe online. …

5
Oct

What can make your child vulnerable online

Many parents and carers worry about their children being at risk online.  There is a very interesting article on Parent Info that highlights some of the factors that may make young people vulnerable and offers you tips about how you can protect them. Visit https://parentinfo.org/article/what-can-make-young-people-vulnerable-online to read the whole article.

28
Sep

Here are five tips on digital boundary-setting

Children need boundaries to make them feel safe. This is as important online as offline. Here are five tips on digital boundary-setting Children need boundaries to help them grow into respectful, confident and productive adults. However necessary your rules and boundaries may seem to you, though, children often push and fight against them because they’re always interested in testing limits. It’s normal …

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