The Internet is a fantastic resource that we use every single day; however, it is important that we use it responsibly and safely.
Here you can find links to help you stay safe and have fun whilst using the Internet at home and in school.
Can you remember how to keep yourself safe online?
Do you need advice about reporting things that are happening online that are making you worried or unhappy?
Parents, do you need advice about the latest apps, making reports and how to implement parental controls?
At St Matthew’s, we are committed to keeping children safe online. In school, we can control, filter and monitor internet usage through supervision and software. We know that at home, an ever-increasing number of children have unsupervised access to the internet, something which naturally increases with age through to adulthood.
Privacy settings are important, knowing/understanding the risks is important and following age guidelines is important. However, according to the NSPCC, talking to your child – openly, and regularly – is the best way to help keep them safe online. We highly recommend reading this document for expert advice.
Visit: NSPCC Social Media [External Link]
Children’s Commissioner – Terms and Conditions in Simplified Language
Download: Facebook Simplified [PDF]
Download: Snapchat Simplified [PDF]
Download: Instagram Simplified [PDF]
Download: YouTube Simplified [PDF]
Download: WhatsApp Simplified [PDF]
Are you SMART Online?
Here are some links to help you report abuse online.
Visit: Reporting Abuse to Social Media [External Link]
Visit: Childnet [External Link]
Visit: BBC Own It [External Link]
Download: DigiDucks Big Decision [eBook]