Online Safety Parents' Zone
The internet has become a part of our everyday lives. We use it daily as a tool to improve teaching and learning, to access information from around the world, to talk to friends and to help with our work. It is an immense environment offering a wealth of resources that benefit us all.
However, it is essential that we all learn how to behave responsibly online both at home and at school. At Henbury Court Primary Academy we take this matter very seriously, following government advice on best practice. All children across the school are taught Online Safety termly and we also take part in the national Safer Internet Day in February each year. The information and advice provided at this year's parent workshop are available at the bottom of the page.
As part of the Online safety week, every class created a class charter with key messages for the children to remember when going online.
School Council organised a competition for all the children to take part in to promote the important subject of online safety. To enter the competition children needed to create a poem, song, rap, story or poster demonstrating ‘How to stay safe online’. Here is the winning rap by Krystee and a small selection of the other entries received.
Do you ever feel that you don't know enough about the apps and games your children are using? National Online Safety have created a number of posters for parents which give top tips on the most popular online apps and guidance on how to let your child use them whilst also keeping them safe.
Introducing the idea of a safer internet to younger children can be quite challenging. Jessie & Friends is a series of three animations from online safety specialist at the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command.
The videos follow the adventures of Jessie, Tia and Mo as they begin to navigate the online world, watching videos, sharing pictures and playing games. A storybook accompanies each episode, to help adults keep the conversation going with the children. Click the picture for more details.
Do you want age specific guidance and advice for you child?
Do you want to know how to set privacy and parental controls on devices that your child uses?
Do you want expert advice on a wide range of internet safety issues?
If so, Vodafone provide a fantastic website which covers all of the issues above and many more!
← Click here to find out more.
This website is regularly updated and Vodafone also produce a yearly magazine 'Digital Parenting'. This magazine is full of helpful tips and keeps you updated with recent changes that affect Internet safety. The most recent issue is available from the office.
There is a large amount of information for parents online. Please help us to support your children by looking at some of the websites below: