Online Safety

We teach Windmill pupils how to stay safe online and how to use technology responsibly.

We try to work in line with the comprehensive government guide to 'Education for a Connected World'.

We can’t do the job alone though.  We need parents/carers to have regular conversations with their children too.  It’s important to know what your child is doing online, but also to understand how they make sure they keep themselves safe online.

Pages 96-99 of Keeping Children Safe In Education give us guidance on Online Safety.

This link from the NSPCC offers advice on how to begin conversations with your child and what to do if you're worried about online safety:

Discussing online safety with your child

The following link from the organisation CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) offers useful advice on keeping children safe on the Internet. It includes social media advice, account age restrictions and how to delete an account.

Keep your child safe online

Keep yourself up to date with the constantly changing world of social media: TikTok, YouTube, Tumblr, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, and more. Take a look at the following link from the NSPCC; an informative place to find out the pros and cons of each of these social platforms for various age groups.

Understanding social media

Visit the ThinkUKnow website below with your children which provide animated information about the benefits and risks of using the Internet.

ThinkUKnow age 5-7

ThinkUKnow age 8-10

Other useful websites:

www.saferinternet.org.uk

www.theparentzone.co.uk