On this page, you can find information about keeping your family safe online. SCOMIS provide us with newsletters containing up-to-date information on apps and online problems which you may need to be aware of. They are available below as PDF documents. Also, we have suggested a range of tools which you may wish to use to check the age-appropriateness of online sites that your children could be using.
Online Safety Newsletters (SCOMIS)
The Ultimate Parent Guide for Protecting Your Child on the Internet
To see the full article with statistics related to keeping children safe online, see: https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/the-ultimate-parent-guide-for-child-internet/
Online Safety Information
Digital Parenting Magazine - Issue 5
Looking for a way to start that all-important conversation about social media, gaming and other online activities with your son or daughter? Check out the latest issue of Digital Parenting magazine now.
Come in to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom or at home. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.
Find out about easy steps you can take to protect your home or business from cyber crime by visiting Cyber Street today
Review tools and information about different types of media
NSPCC Net Aware
A review tool and guide to the social networks your kids use updated by the NSPCC. Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media improves the lives of children and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings and other information about all types of media.
SWGFL - Online Safety Resources
South West Grid for Learning have provided a lot of helpful resources including safety checklists for Facebook, SnapChat, Twitter, Instagram and many more common websites. The school use their Digital Literacy resources to help enrich our Online Safety teaching.
Google Safety Centre
The 'For Families' section provides advice on using many of Google's services safely e.g. Search, YouTube, Android
Online Safety for Children
Childnet International Online Safety website aimed at helping children with a wide range of issues including mobiles, social networking and chat. Includes the S.M.A.R.T rules which are taught in school.
Swiggle Safe Search
Provides a safe Google search for children. Also provides lots of links and facts to other great websites for staying safe on-line.
CBBC Staying Safe
Test your internet safety knowledge with Hacker, listen to some Stay Safe songs with Helen Skelton, News Kids On the Block and Bobby Lockwood and get some tips from the Horrible Histories gang.