Online Safety: A guide for parents

During COVID 19 we recognise the increase use of technology. This brings lots of challenges to both school staff and parents to keep children safe online. The use of technology will be a huge advantage to support the delivery of learning experiences for pupils, and there are huge benefits from the appropriate use of online resources. However parents, school staff, need to be aware of the potential risks that go along with this.

As a school we have worked with National Online Safety to provide a huge amount of resources for parents and carers.

The resources include a parents & carers course that can be taken at your own convenience and covers:

Online Relationships
Fake Profiles & Social Bots
Online Bullying
Online Grooming
Child Sexual Exploitation
Sexual Harassment & Violence
Sexting
Live Streaming
Online Identity
Screen Addiction
Online Challenges
Overspending
Online Gambling
Radicalisation, Terrorism & Extremism
Age Inappropriate Content
Copyright & Ownership
Hacking
Fake News
Online Fraud
Online Reputation
Personal Data
Pornography
Targeted Adverts & Pop-Ups
The Dark Web

Please find below the link you need to visit to register your account. You will need to complete your details and select “I am a: Parent/Carer” from the dropdown menu:

National Online Safety Course Registration – click here

Once you have registered, you will be able to access the ‘Online Safety for Parents and Carers’ Course and National Online Safety’s Resources – Which include a wide range of online platform guides on the latest social media channels and games. National Online Safety release a brand-new guide weekly, and aim to cover all major social media platforms, apps and issues that children encounter online.

Also worth being aware of is that Think U Know have released some useful summary guide sheets for parents for both primary and secondary aged children – download now, as well as fortnightly online safety Home Activity Packs full of simple, 15 minute activities to support children’s online safety at home.

Parental Guides

Additional Parental Guides from the organisation National Online Safety can be found on our “Parental Guides to Online Safety Page“. Each guide addresses a specific aspect of online safety such as online grooming or specific applications such as facebook.

Parental Guides

Please also email safeguarding@southgateschool.co.uk if you have any online safety concerns.