Keeping Safe Online

As children are using more and more online activities and websites, we would like everyone to remember the importance of online safety.

It is important to be careful when using the internet and online games and apps. These can help keep in touch with friends and find out things, but can also cause harm.

When taking part in online lessons, it is important to remember that there are rules that need to be followed. There are guidelines for parents and rules for children below:

TEAMS GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS 
TEAMS RULES FOR CHILDREN

Remember, help is available if you are having problems online.

Please do contact school if you are worried about your child's online activities.

You can phone the office or email our safeguarding email address: dsl@sparkenhoe.leicester.sch.uk

The websites and links below give guidance as to how to keep safe online and also what to do in the event of online abuse or seeing harmful content

6 Top tips to keep children safe online

Description: An easy to read leaflet with tips to help children stay safe, happy and healthy online.

Web Link: 6 Top Tips Information and advice  

UK Safer Internet CENTRE

Description: To report and remove harmful online content

Web link: https://reportharmfulcontent.com/

CEOP

Description: Help with making a report if you are worried about online abuse or the way someone is communicating with you.

Web Link:  https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

Think You Know

Description: Advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online

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

Internet Matters

Description: Get expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and the internet safely and smartly.

Web link: https://www.internetmatters.org/

Parent Info

Description: help and advice for families in a digital world

Web Link: https://parentinfo.org/

Net-Aware

Description: Lots of information from the NSPCC and advice about keeping safe online during lockdown and beyond.

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

It is very important that children who are being asked to work online know what to do if they are worried about anything they see or access. The lessons we are teaching are ‘live’ online lessons using Microsoft Teams. All children have an individual sign in name and password, set up within school. There is also the option to use platforms that we use in school to supplement the online lessons. These are My Maths, Accelerated Reader. Doodle English and Times Table Rockstars.

We have a system for parents to email teachers using a generic email address that all senior leaders can also access. If parents have any concerns about any of the password protected platforms we use, please contact senior leaders through office@spakenhoe.leicester.sch.uk.

We have also provided suggestions for other websites that may be useful. If parents are concerned about any of these, then they should let school know.

Parents and carers may choose to use additional online support from online companies and in some cases individual tutors.

We would like to emphasise the importance of securing online support from a reputable organisation/individual who can provide evidence that they are safe and can be trusted to have access to children.