Keeping your child safe on-line

We have recently received some concerning information with regards to individuals targeting pupils from Farringdon Community Academy and other schools in the area. Our safeguarding staff are currently working with the police and the parents/carers of all the children involved have been contacted.

The first step to helping your child stay safe on-line is to start the conversation. Ask about the sites they use, and how they currently keep themselves safe, make sure they know they can speak to you about anything that makes them feel uncomfortable or scared and ask if they know how to report inappropriate things to the site provider.

Further advice can be found on the following sites.

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers

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

https://www.webwise.ie/parents/guide-social-networking-advice-for-parents/

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

If you would like to speak with someone about keeping your child safe on-line, or need advice about how to set up parental controls, or adjust privacy settings you can always contact the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5002.

 


Online Safety guidance for Parents (PDF)

Online Safety guidance for Staff  (PDF)

Staying safe guide (PDF)

 

Useful Links

CEOP Saftey Centre

Think U Know

Child Line

UK Safer Internet Centre Parents' Guide