At Cromford Church of England School we are committed to ensuring we take the correct steps to safeguard the children and adults associated with our school. We are continually reviewing and updating our practices to be in line with the current safeguarding procedures, and any new risks that come from online areas such as social media.
Tips and advice for parent/carers
Here you'll find a collection of articles designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line. These articles have been written for Parent Zone by digital online experts and are a great source of information and advice for parents and professionals.
Under 13s and Social Media
Most popular social media services don’t allow anyone under 13 to join. Even so, lots of younger children manage to set up accounts. It’s hard to get reliable information on just how many underage users are on social media, but one study estimated that over a third of UK nine-to-12-year-olds have a Facebook profile. READ MORE HERE
Where can parents go to report hateful or illegal content and contact online?
For useful advice please READ MORE HERE
Setting filters on Google
Searching the internet is a daily activity and Google is often the first port of call for homework, shopping and finding answers to any questions READ MORE
- Think about how you guide your family in the real world and how you can do the same in the digital world
- Try out the technologies your child enjoys - download some of their music and have a go at games they like
- Talk to friends and family about how they manage their children's digital lives
- Remind older siblings that websites they use may not be suitable for younger brothers and sisters
- Make digital issues part of everyday conversation - talking about subjects like cyberbullying, sexting and copyright infringement
- When you're talking about bullying, sex and relationships and other issues, don't forget to include the online aspects
- Talk to your children about whether the issues they face are different online and offline - or how online and offline work together to complicate their lives
- Don't be afraid to set boundaries and rules
- Talk to your child about their online reputation
Parent Info - provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children's wellbeing and resilience. Schools can host the content on their own website and use it in any other ways (in letters to parents etc) that they want.
UK Safer Internet Centre - online Safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.
Childnet International - an organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and the safe and positive use of the internet are addressed.
ThinkuKnow - the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre's own website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.
Internetmatters.org - specific help on how to set up internet controls at home. Guidance and articles for parents about keeping children safe online.
Digizen.org - a website designed to strengthen awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is. It encourages users of technology to be and become responsible digital citizens.