The Wells Free School recognises and value the potential of the internet to enhance learning. The internet and electronic technologies are part of every child’s life. They can be exciting, engaging and can significantly improve children’s knowledge and understanding of many aspects both within school and at home. We aim to teach all pupils to use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.
The following links will take you to websites designed to give guidance to help parents to keep children safe online at home.
Thinkuknow is the education portal from CEOP (Child Exploitation Online Protection agency website). It provides guidance and information for adults and children, including games and activities for children to do. Find out 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.
KidSMART has been written by Childnet International, a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. The Parents/Carers section provides lots of guidance and advice about all aspects of how to keep your child safe online.
Digital Parenting: https://parentzone.org.uk/projects/digital-parenting-magazine. The Digital Parenting website offers parents a wealth of information and advice about the latest digital technologies, including how to put controls in place and the kind of challenges children and young people might face in their digital world.
UK Safer Internet Centre - Along with the many positive things which young people may see or experience online, they may also encounter things which may worry or upset them. This could be anything from a scary picture or hateful comment, to something which is intended for an adult audience or potentially even illegal content.
Childnet have a dedicated area to support parents and carers with information on key online safety topics, advice and activities to share with your child.