In a digital age where computers, laptops, tablets and Smartphones are readily available in many homes and schools, it is vital that children are taught about the importance of using the internet safely. In school, all content is filtered via North Yorkshire County Council's chosen web filtering service provider, 'Smoothwall'. In addition, pupils are taught the importance of internet safety in all classes, as part of the wider curriculum, in assemblies and through visits by local Police officers and ChildLine. Parents/carers can access the following resources to find out more about how to protect children when using the internet at home:
See recently produced films for children aged 8-10 which focus on online safety by clicking on these links:
Episode 1 of Play Like Share (external link to the film which is hosted on YouTube)
Episode 2 of Play Like Share (external link to the film which is hosted on YouTube)
Episode 3 of Play Like Share (external link to the film which is hosted on YouTube)
www.kidsmart.org.uk - Information on how to keep safe online- aimed at adults.
www.getsafeonline.org - Free advice on how to keep safe when using the internet.
http://www.childnet.com/ - Helping to make the internet a great and safe place for children and teenagers
www.nspcc.org.uk- The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
www.wisekids.org.uk- Promoting innovative, Positive and Safe Internet Use.
https://ceop.police.uk/safety-centre - Provides advice for adults and children on internet safety.
https://www.parentalcontrols-on.org/ - Helps parent to put in place controls on home internet devices.
www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk - North Yorkshire's Safeguarding Children Board
www.nspcc.org.uk The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
http://www.internetmatters.org/ Internet Matters
http://www.theparentzone.co.uk/parent Parent Zone
www.parentsprotect.co.uk Parents Protect
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Parents/Schoolslearninganddevelopment/YourChildsWelfareAtSchool/index.htm Your child's welfare at school