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Online Safety

The internet is essential in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. As children move up through the school their access to various types of technology increases and it stands to reason that their exploration and curiosity increases too. The positives of the digital world overwhelmingly outweigh the negatives but children, schools and parents all need to be aware of various online risks. 

Family Agreement (Childnet) is a great way to start positive family conversations around safe and responsible internet use, and to agree clear expectations and boundaries.

At Chalkhill Primary School we follow the SMART rules:

https://www.childnet.com/young-people/primary/get-smart

Guidance from National Online Safety - What parents need to know about different apps/games

We encourage parents to set up filtering on their home internet. To learn how to do this for the major providers of internet please click the text below.

Setting up internet filtering and parental controls

Smartphones https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-technology/smartphones

Gaming Devices https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-technology/gaming-devices

Tablets https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-technology/tablets

Smart TVs  https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-technology/smart-tvs

5 Internet Safety Tips for Kids

Sharing photos, posting comments, playing video games -- these are just a few of the ways that kids interact online, but sometimes there are risks. Learn five ways to keep your kids safe on the internet.

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Overview of key parental controls

Keeping children and young people safe online is one of the biggest challenges facing society today and it is all of our responsibility to ensure that children are educated to make positive, informed choices when they are online.

https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/

A guide to cyber security

Think U Know have teamed up with The National Cyber Security Centre to give you some advice about how you and your family can work together become more Cyber Aware

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If you would like to share any information or require any further support please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.