E – Safety

 

The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children’s. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much.

We run a child survey every year and it always shows up some issue or other that we need all to be aware of. If you wish to see the results please follow this link Survey 2014

You might be struggling to keep up with the things your child is doing online, you might wonder whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking how can I be as good a parent online as I am offline?

Mawnan school is a member of CommonSenseMedia, a site that gives great advice for all to read regarding movies, games and apps. We will be talking to the children in all classes on a regular basis using some of the content from these lessons so please feel free to talk to us about any issues you might have.

The Guardian reports that the BBC and Google have become the first official partners of Internet Matters, which was set up by BT, Sky, Virgin and TalkTalk to teach parents and children about issues such as cyberbullying and protecting privacy. The BBC is collaborating on an online iWonder guide for parents and Google will work with the organisation on its visits to UK schools under its pilot Internet Legends programme, which aims to teach 10,000 children about issues such as image sharing and privacy.

Follow this link to iWonder, and this one to Internet Matters.

Top Tips:

Be a part of their online life; involve the whole family and show an interest. Find out what sites they visit and what they love about them, if they know you understand they are more likely to come to you if they have any problems.