The internet is essential in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. As children move up through the school their access to various types of technology increases and it stands to reason that their exploration and curiosity increases too.
Please find useful online safety information and advice below. This includes Parent Info Articles and the CEOP report button, plus many more. Please see attached files at the bottom of the page.
Keeping children safe online is one of our top priorities at Wheelock Primary school and we encourage you to relay this message at home.
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Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:
Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. Click here to read more.
When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE, privacy settings can be set up. To read more, click here.
We at Wheelock follow the SMART rules:
Please see the links below for further guidance on how to keep your child safe at home online:
How to use the internet safely:
4 - 7 year old advice
8 - 10 year old advice
How to set up privacy settings
Sharing personal information
How to set up parental controls
Gaming: What parents and carers need to know
Parents guide to apps
Social Media Advice
Setting up devices safely
Five Internet Safety Tips for Children:
The Five Cs by The Cheshire Constabulary
We’re living in a world where we are rapidly becoming more and more reliant on digital technology, having to adapt quickly to the many daily tasks we do. Almost nine out of 10 of us use the internet every day on either smartphones, tablets or mobiles.
We’re not the only ones embracing new technology. It’s not gone unnoticed by the criminal fraternity and organised crime groups, who are also adapting how they operate. Cybercrime now accounts for almost half of all recorded crime. It can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, job or location – it’s probably not a case of ‘if it will happen to you’ but ‘when it will happen to you’.
More than 80 per cent of known cyber attacks can be avoided by following five simple rules – we’ve called them the 5 Cs – which will help you with your online safety and security.
Create a strong password.
Regularly update your anti-virus/malware software.
Do not share personal information or passwords
Links sent via emails and texts are a common way hackers get malicious software onto people’s devices to steal your identity or your money. Think before you click.
Always check that the website address of the site you are using is correct.
For further information on the FIVE Cs see the website below:
CSE Social Media Information - A brief overview of the current apps, websites and programmes popular at present
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|Screen addiction||25th May 2021||Download|
|Age ratings||25th May 2021||Download|
|App store advice||25th May 2021||Download|
|Catfishing||25th May 2021||Download|
|Fortnite parent guide||25th May 2021||Download|
|Grooming||25th May 2021||Download|
|Live streaming||25th May 2021||Download|
|Momo advice||25th May 2021||Download|
|Roblox parents guide||25th May 2021||Download|
|Tok tok parent guide||25th May 2021||Download|
|Click ceop report button||25th May 2021||Download|