Ensuring your child stays safe online at home is also of extreme importance to us.
NSPCC is the UK's leading Children's Charity and one of their campaigns is providing ONLINE SAFETY support for children, families and schools. Please find links below for the relevant topics.
- Talking to your child about Online Safety - tips on how to start the conversation with your child.
- Online games - learn about the risks of online games and how to protect your child.
- Parental controls - advice on setting up parental controls to help you keep your child safe online.
- Net Aware - your latest guide to social networks, apps and games.
Online Safety Resources:
ThinkUKnow - Stay informed with legal, policy and research based guidance on how to support young people and prevent child sexual exploitation. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/professionals/resources/
Child Net - Whether you’re puzzled by parental controls or would like to get knowledgeable about gaming, this section can help. We all know that it can sometimes be challenging to keep up to speed with what children and young people are doing online. On this page you’ll find a whole host of useful ways to help keep your child safe. https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers
Net Aware – NSPCC – A guide to social networks, apps and games. https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
National Online Safety - Comprehensive list of guides for games to how to clean devices. Register for free to gain access to helpful and up to date parent guides. https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides
Smartie the Penguin - An online safety story for 3 to 7 year olds. https://www.childnet.com/resources/smartie-the-penguin
Digital 5 a day - Easy to follow, practical steps for children and parents to achieve a healthy and balanced digital diet. https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/our-work/digital/5-a-day/
Internet Matters - Helping parents and carers keep their children safe online. https://www.internetmatters.org/
Online Protection Checklist for the Home - Internet Watch Foundation - The IWF is a not-for-profit organisation that works towards the global elimination of child sexual abuse imagery online. https://talk.iwf.org.uk/
Online Safety News for Parents:
We all know that online safety is very important but it is sometimes difficult to know how to ensure children remain safe when using the internet. Harlesden Primary School strives hard to ensure staff, students and parents are aware of all the issues and how to address any concerns.
The latest DITTO Online Safety parent newsletter can be downloaded by clicking here - #DITTO is a free Online Safety newsletter in PDF format for schools, organizations and parents to keep you up to date with risks, issues, advice and guidance related to keeping children safe online, with a view to enjoying and learning about technology. A new edition is released approx. every 6 weeks.
For further guidance on Tablet/Smartphone safety, please follow the website and video links below:
- Mobile Guardian: https://mobileguardian.com/for-parents
Smartphone app safety: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Voy9iTRmLo4
Messaging app safety: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMsrBVC-tfM