Internet search engines we recommend for children (not Google, Yahoo etc)
We are committed to online safety at St Dominic Savio. Our children are taught the five SMART rules to stay safe online. The children learn about online safety in our school curriculum. We ensure children understand how to stay safe online, the dangers of inappropriate use of mobile technology and social networking sites. Each year we take part in February's Safer Internet Day. We liaise with external agencies to support and train children and parents in staying safe online.
Questions for pupils:
1. If you felt uncomfortable about anything you saw, or if anybody asked you for your personal details such as your address on the internet, would you know where to go for help?
2. If anybody sent you hurtful messages on the internet or on your mobile phone, would you know who to tell?
3. Can you tell me one of the rules your school has for using the internet?
4. Can you describe the risks of posting inappropriate content on the internet?
CEOP (part of the National Crime Agency) is a member of the Virtual Global Taskforce. It is an excellent resource for young people and adults with lots of information on how to stay safe, in control and reporting abuse. Think U Know is part of CEOP and provides the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it.
Keeping children safe online is a great concern for parents. The NSPCC’s Share Aware provides straightforward, no-nonsense advice for parents of 8 to 12-year-old children. #ShareAware was mentioned more than 10,000 times on Twitter, during the first month of its campaign in January 2015. The NSPCC will continue to challenge and work with internet companies and the Government to make the internet a safer place for children.
Parent Info is a new free service for schools - launched in September 2015. Here you'll find a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing online.
Parent Info is a collaboration between The Parent Zone which has been providing information and support to parents for a decade, and CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) command of the National Crime Agency.