Wellbeing & Online Safety
Safer Internet Day 2021 was celebrated in the UK with the theme:
An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world
Ensuring children are getting breaks from the screen and are able to interact with others as far as possible is vital.
Brainscape, an online education specialist, also has suggested some top tips for this period of remote working.
Place2Be: With schools closed as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19), some parents and carers may be looking for wellbeing activity ideas to try at home with their children and families. https://www.place2be.org.uk/our-services/parents-and-carers/coronavirus-wellbeing-activity-ideas-for-families/
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families runs Schools in Mind, a free network for school staff and allied professionals which shares practical, academic and clinical expertise regarding the wellbeing and mental health issues that affect schools.
SCHOOLSINMIND > https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care/
The Children’s Commissioner has released an online booklet to share with children to help them be informed about the virus.
Mental Health Europe is reminding people remind that taking care of mental health is as important as looking after physical health, especially at times of high uncertainty.
While your children will be spending an increased amount of time online it is a good time for a reminder of some online safety tips to ensure they stay safe online.
Childline remains an authority on child safety and its website outlines risks, and gives tips to stay safe online, as well as a list of ten ‘tips to cope during lockdown’.
The NSPCC has very good resources to advise and support parents and carers at the current time.
National Online Safety has many resources, designed to give parents and pupils the knowledge they need to understand online dangers.
NATIONAL ONLINE SAFETY >
Think U Know, from the National Crime Agency, has new home activity packs to help children.
SWGfL has good cyber security advice for all online users, to help beat email, website and online shopping scams.
During the period of remote schooling, please be assured the School will continue to follow its online safety policy. Pupils will also need to be mindful to follow the rules of the ICT Acceptable Use Policy, which all pupils read and signed at the beginning of the academic year.