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E-Safety

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. 

Thank you for your support! 

Useful websites:

https://parentinfo.org

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

https://www.ceop.police.uk/Safety-Centre/

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

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Search Engines:

Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:

Research Searching:

CBBC
Kids Yahoo

Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. Click here to read more.

Image Searching:

Pics4Learning
picsearch

Gaming:

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: 

5 Ways to address online safety - 2simple.com

 

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

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends/

8 - 10 year old advice

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/band-runner/

How to set up privacy settings

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/a-parents-guide-to-privacy-settings/

Sharing personal information

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/parents-guide-to-personal-information2/

How to set up parental controls

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/Parental-controls

Gaming: What parents and carers need to know

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/Parental-controls

Parents guide to apps

https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/apps-guide/

Social Media Advice

https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/social-media-advice-hub/

Setting up devices safely

https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/e-safety-checklist-getting-your-kids-tech-devices-set-up-safe/

 

Five Internet Safety Tips for Children:

 

The Five Cs by The Cheshire Constabulary

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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

Create a strong password.

  • Cover

Regularly update your anti-virus/malware software. 

  • Confidentiality

Do not share personal information or passwords

  • Clicking

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.

  • Connection

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:

https://www.cheshire.police.uk/police-forces/cheshire-constabulary/areas/cheshire/campaigns/campaigns/2019/five-cs/

 

CSE Social Media Information - A brief overview of the current apps, websites and programmes popular at present

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Documents

Page Downloads Date  
7 conversation topics for use with your children 25th May 2021 Download
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