The Online Safety Hub supports the school community by providing practical insights and advice directly from internationally-renowned Online Safety & Digital Wellness Experts.
Find out more at theeducationalliance.onlinesafetyhub.uk
Qustodio supports you through your child’s digital journey:
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Most of us are ‘connected’ via our laptops, consoles, handheld devices, mobile phones, tablets or personal computer. The potential for the internet to be a valuable and a fun resource for entertainment, making friends, keeping in touch and learning is huge. However, if you use the internet, you could be at risk of illegal activity or abuse - be it bullying, fraud or something more serious. Unlike seeing someone face to face, on the internet, people are not always what they first seem.
In the same way you learn about safety when you leave the house, it is important to learn how to stay safe online.
Malet Lambert takes internet safety very seriously. Pupils are made aware of the steps we take to ensure their safety when working online in school, as well as how we work with the police to investigate the rare instances where young people endanger the safety and wellbeing of others, through misuse of electronic communication.
We know that internet safety is a concern of many parents and carers and there are a lot of useful resources and information available about keeping your children safe when they use the internet, mobile phones, or other devices connected to the Internet. LInks to these can be found at the bottom of the page
There are many benefits of having access to digital technologies:
You can make a huge difference if you talk to your child about how they use digital technology, let them know you are there to guide them and pass on essential safety advice. Here are some do’s and don’ts:
As a school, we believe in empowering parents and carers with the information to assist them in holding an informed conversation about online safety with their children, should they feel it is needed.
With this in mind and, in conjunction with National Online Safety, we regularly share specific guides with them via email. Each guide focuses on one of many apps or topical issues which we believe parents and carers should be aware of.
Below is a short list of the many additional sources of guidance available online, that are specifically aimed at parents and carers:
Thinkuknow - Provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
Internetmatters - Internet Matters support parents and carers to navigate the ever-changing digital landscape. We’re here to offer the best advice and information available to help you engage in your child’s online life and manage the risks they may face online.
Parentzone - Give advice and guidance to help parents and carers develop the right skills and understanding, so that their children can discover the possibilities and opportunities available to them online.
Parentsprotect - provide a very wide and comprehensive selection of additional online safety links, many of which are aimed at more specific areas of online safety
You can read our Online Safety Overview here.