NEW MILL SCHOOLS

NEW MILL SCHOOLS

Building a Brighter Future Together

Building a Brighter Future Together

Internet Safety

 

Keeping safe Online

 

Here you will find lots of information about e-safety and keeping children safe.

Do you feel like your children are one step ahead of you when it comes to IT? Here you'll find lots of useful links to sites that can help you monitor your child's Internet use. Search engines such as Google have ‘search settings’ buttons which you can alter to restrict searches and filter out inappropriate content for children. This is usually a simple tick box wizard which takes little time to complete.

It is advisable to have some kind of parental control software. Some software can be downloaded from the internet for free. Technology will keep changing so it's important to keep yourself up to date!

Below is a video from Safer Internet Day 2022 for 7 to 11 year olds on respect and relationships online:

Online Safety for Parents event 9th June 2021. Please watch the recording below....

    

Technology, Internet & Media Advice for Parents

The internet, and media in general, can be fantastic for encouraging learning and having fun however there are also many dangers attached to their use.

At New Mill Schools children take part in internet safety lessons and Safer Internet Day activities to help them learn about how to keep themselves safe online.

Click here for a leaflet about online safety tips for 6-10 year olds.

Below are a list of highly useful resources which provide advice and support to keep your child safe online. 

 

An excellent website which provides guides to types of technology, information on issues, safety tools and parental controls.

   
Another excellent website with lots of information on issues, advice by age range, how to set controls and a brilliant range of guides, resources and leaflets.
         
This is the site to go to if you want to report online abuse. It also has links to animations and games to use with your child to help them learn about online safety.
   

 

Social Media

Most social media platforms have a minimum age restriction of at least 13 years of age some have recently been raised to at least aged 16. For that reason we believe that children attending New Mill Schools should not be using any social media. Here is a useful reminder of those age restrictions. You can also visit the following website for further information and guidance:

https://saferinternet.org.uk/guide-and-resource/social-media-guides

    

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