Sidmouth Statement To Parents Regarding Online Safety During School Closure
Important Message For All Sidmouth Parents:
As you and your child/children will be regularly using the internet to access home learning, we strongly recommend and urge you to spend some time discussing online safety with children. The link below provides excellent advice, video lessons and activities to help you work with your children so that they understand the risks of using the internet and how to stay safe online. Please explore the website, which has resources suitable for all age groups.
For advice about smartphones, gaming devices, tablets and other internet-connected devices please use the links below.
If you would like to speak to somebody at school about an eSafety issue, then please contact the school on 01482 441152.
Below are the National Online Safety, Online Safety Guides for Parents and Carers:
Useful Websites for Parents
This website provides a unique, interactive guide to help you keep up to date with how children use the Internet and how you can support them in keeping safe. It is produced by ChildNet International.
This website, from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, has a section dedicated to parents with lots of useful advice. In particular check out the parent webcast!
This website is American, but contains useful information for parents on how young people are using technology, and what the risks may be.
As well as lots of information on how to keep your children safe, this website has a very useful video tutorial showing how you can set privacy settings and parental controls on your computer.