Online Safety 

What is Online Safety?

Online safety keeps you safe on the Internet while using devices such as smartphones, laptops, tablets and computers. Online safety can protect you from harmful content, cyber attacks, phishing scams and malicious users. 

What are the risks?

These are some of the risks that are associated with online-safety:
Cyber bullying, Grooming, Identity Theft, Digital Footprint and online reputation, Health and well being, Sexting, Copyright.

What is Central Park Primary doing to promote Online Safety?
Here at Central Park we put online safety at the core of our computing curriculum. In all years online safety is covered, from children being informed about the rules to staying safe online, to using these rules to make digital adverts, informational web pages, podcasts and a short video on staying safe online.

Online Safety tip of the week

You can manage your child's access to specific websites when they are using Google Chrome browser. You can choose to limit your child to only the websites that you are comfortable with, or block specific websites that you don't want them to visit. Click on the following website for further detail.

Parental controls are just part of the way you can help keep your child safe online.

Top tips include:
Talking to your child. Explain why you are setting parental controls; to keep them safe. But also let them know that they can talk to you to discuss why certain settings are in place.
Set good, strong passwords where you are able. On some parental controls you can set a password which prevents settings and features from being changed.

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Useful links for Online Safety

Keeping Kids Safe

NSPCC website provides child protection support, resources and tools for children and families. 

Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people.

Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.

KidSMART - learn about the internet and being a SMART surfer.

UK Safer Internet Centre delivers a wide range of activity to promote the safe and responsible use of technology.

CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account.

Keeping the web safe for everyone is a shared responsibility. Learn what you can do to protect yourself and your family online.

Working on Online Safety with expert information for you and your child to stay safe online. Advice on E-Safety, Parental controls, technology, apps and more.

Gives Parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.

Parents' Guide for Safe YouTube and Internet Streaming for Kids

Keeping your children safe: online & beyond

Ten Top Tips for Staying Safe Online

Do not give out any personal information e.g. phone number, address.

Do not open any email messages from people you do not know.

Do not become friends with someone you do not know.

Never arrange to meet someone who you have only met online. Not everyone you meet online is who they say they are!

If something you have read or seen online causes you concern, talk about it with a responsible adult who will advise you how to deal with it.

Think very carefully before posting any pictures of yourself online. The picture will no longer be in your control and it can be downloaded, screenshotted etc. 

Do not post images of other people without their consent. You might think posting a funny picture will cause no harm but it might cause someone real distress and hurt their feelings. 

Do not share your password with other people.

Keep your privacy settings as high as possible.

Think carefully before making any posts online. Respect other people's views. Even if you don't agree with what they say, you do not need to be rude. 

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