Welcome to Endeavour’s Online Safety page.
The internet has much to offer children that is good and positive but it can also present risks and danger. It is a great way to extend our learning and interests and stay connected with the world, especially our friends and family, but it is crucial that we have a good understanding of how to keep our children safe in the digital world.
On this page you will find a variety of resources to help you understand some of the risks online and how to take steps to keep your children safe whilst using it.
Top tips for keeping safe online
- Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.
- Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself. Once you’ve put a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.
- Keep privacy settings as high as possible.
- Never give out your usernames or passwords, even if it is to someone you know.
- If you have a webcam on your device, cover this up when not in use or close the laptop shut.
- Don’t befriend people you don’t know.
- Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do.
- Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are.
- Think carefully about what you say before you post something online.
- Respect other people’s views – even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude.
- If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer and tell a trusted adult immediately.
- Report any inappropriate, sexual, and violent images to providers using their built-in flag functions. E.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
There are a variety of websites where you can report different content such as:
Other useful links:
Resources for Children
Spending time online playing games with friends is a popular pastime for many of our pupils. Below is a link to a game called Band Runner which provides a fun way for children to learn about safer use of technology.
The game is aimed at pupils in KS2. Through the game, children will learn to:
- distinguish between safe and unsafe behaviours online
- feel more confident to seek help from a trusted adult when they need it
- understand how they can use the Think u know website to seek advice and support
The game can be accessed via the following link www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10
Parental Control Guides
These guides have all been taken from Internet Matters. There are lots more guides for you to view by clicking on www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls
These guides have all been taken from nationalonlinesafety.com. There are lots more guides for you to view by clicking on nationalonlinesafety.com