Survive the Tech Summer Holidays
Safer Internet Day 2015
Safer Internet Day 2015 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 10th February with the slogan â€˜Letâ€™s create a better internet togetherâ€™.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. For SID2014, over 650 organisations got involved, reaching 25% of children and 18% of teenagers.
The UK Safer Internet Centre â€“ a partnership of three leading charities; Childnet, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation â€“ provide resources for children, schools and families, and tools for getting involved at www.saferinternet.org.uk.
Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and 31 national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.
The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet. Ultimately, a better internet is up to us!
This is a link to a very useful website – bewebsmart.com which contains lots of useful information about apps which your child may be aware of, together with advice on how to change the settings of various different devices.
eSafety and blogging workshop
Acceptable use policy
This is an excellent website with great practical tips to help parents to protect their children online. In particular there are videos to guide you through the parental controls of various different internet service providers. I have embedded them below:
10.10.14 Helping your child to stay safe online
There have been some recent incidents which have been brought to our attention where children have been accessing inappropriate online content. Please see a letter below which outlines our concerns and offers some practical advice to help you keep your child safe. You will receive a paper copy of this letter today.
12.9.14 e-Safety at Lowerplace