The internet is amazing. However it is not without risks. At Wilbury we teach children about how the internet works, how to access it and importantly how to be safe when using it. In computing lessons we teach children to be SMART when using the internet and we positively reinforce these messages when they are using the internet across the curriculum.
Our online safety lessons are taught in every year group and are supplemented with outside speakers and assemblies. Children learn to use the internet safely, responsibly and how to report any concerns they have.
The SMART rules act as a quick way to remember the key points.
There is a lot of information available to help children and parents understand how to use the internet safely. Below are some websites which provide excellent resources.
Internet Matters An excellent website which has lots of information for parents about how to keep children safe when they are using the internet. It includes information about different devices and how to add parental controls.
UK safer internet Centre Offers tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep children safe online.
Childnet Top tips, games and internet safety information for children and Parents. We use the Kara and the Smart Crew videos to introduce the Smart Rules in Year 3. They have also created this leaflet for parents, which is available in a range of languages.
Know It All for Parents has an interactive guide to getting the most of the internet and to keeping children safe on line and on their mobiles.
KidSmart Resources for Parents and children about key topics.
NSPCC Information to help keep children safe when they’re using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more.
BBC iWonder How can I keep my kids safe online?
Click here to view the presentation from our Online Safety meeting for Parents.