Digital & E-Safety for Parents
Digital and E-Safety
Children today live in an ever changing digital world. Although internet safety is now part of the primary curriculum, we also want to help parents improve their own understanding and keep them informed and up-to-date to ensure they are able to help keep their children safe online. Please let us know if there is any other information you've found useful that we can post here to help other parents and families.
Don't forget to read the Digital Safety section in Ashdown's Termly magazine below, where you can find out more information and tips on keeping safe online!
Karl Hopwood Online Safety Twilight 28th February 2023
Online Safety resources (by age)
Internet Matters are continually bringing out new, updated resources for schools and for parents. They have recently put together 3 useful pages which contain a parent pack, common online safety issues, top apps and platforms and a few resources, all split by age to make things easier. You can find a link to each page below:
Early Years- click HERE
Primary - click HERE
Online Safety Books
These are some of the excellent online safety books we use. They are the perfect starting point for online safety conversations in our increasingly connected world!
Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day is organised every year in February. It helps to promote a safer and more responsible use of online technology. We promote this event through assemblies, activities, discussions and quizzes during this week.
Safer Internet Day 2024 will take place on the 6th of February 2024, with celebrations and learning based around the theme 'Inspiring change?
Safer Internet Day 2023
E-Safety activities for lockdown and beyond
Click here for guidance from the government on staying safe online during lockdownClick here to go to e-safety activities. Look for the ones aimed at the age group of your children. They have from 4 to 14+ years, and are updated fortnightly.More age related activities from UKSafer Internet Centre
Parent/Carer Guides and information
https://www.taminggaming.com/ The Family Video Game Database has been created to help parents, carers and guardians gain a deeper understanding of video games. Through succinct parent-friendly game information, unusual game lists and our Game Finder tool we connect families with amazing, affordable video games that are valued by adults and children.
- Webwise A variety of excellent guides for parents.
- Common sense media - this gives reviews around age-appropriateness on games, books and other media from parents and children.
- Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support.
- Internet Matters provide age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
- Let’s Talk About It provides advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
- London Grid for Learning provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
- Lucy Faithfull Foundation StopItNow resource can be used by parents and carers who are concerned about someone’s behaviour, including children who may be displaying concerning sexual behaviour (not just about online)
- National Crime Agency/CEOP Thinkuknow provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- NetAware provides support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
- Parentzone provides help for parents and carers on how to keep their children safe online
- Parent info from Parentzone and the National Crime Agency provides support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
- UK Safer Internet Centre provide tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online
- TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram Checklists
- Openview Education TikTok Parent Guide
- National Online Safety 'Squid Game' What parents need to know
- Common Sense Media 'Squid Game' review 16+
- Parents Guide to Technology https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-technology
- Resources for Parents https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/resources-parents
- NSPCC Parental Controls https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/?utm_source=twitter_nspcc&utm_medium=nspccsocialmedia&utm_campaign=owntwitter_tweet
- Roblox guide http://www.childnet.com/blog/roblox-a-guide-for-parents and https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/roblox/
- Info on kik messenger app - this has a rating of age 13 - for good reason. https://www.waynedenner.com/blog/kik-messenger-parents-guide/
- Please use the link below to take you to a great website giving excellent guides for different apps the children in your class may be talking about. https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/
- This free guide for parents & carers covers what you need to know to help safeguard your children from being groomed online, including warning signs you should look out for and more.
Online Grooming guide for parents & carers is here:
- Government advice about protecting children from specific online harms such as child sexual abuse, sexting, and cyberbullying
- Government advice about security and privacy settings, blocking unsuitable content, and parental controls