Staying Safe Online

 

We know how hard it can be keeping track of what your child is doing on social networks, apps and games. Or know how to keep them safe. This guide will answer some of the questions you may have but please feel free to come and speak to us in school if you have any concerns about online safety.

 

Video

Video is one of the most popular methods of communication for young people. You may find it helps your child to stay in contact with family members, talk with multiple friends at any one time, or just get creative. But there can also be risks. It is important that both adults and children understand the dangers involved in using video apps and broadcasting live content - and what to do

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/video-chat-sharing-streaming/

 

What children do online and through social networking

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

Children and young people go online to connect with friends, and make new ones, to browse the internet for information, chat with others and play games. They may:

  • Search for content on search engines like Google
  • Create, share, comment on or 'like' images or videos through apps such as Musical.ly, Instagram and Snapchat
  • Keep up-to-date with friends and celebrities on social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter and Instagram
  • Live-stream videos through sites such as Facebook Live and Instagram Live
  • Communicate with others using voice and video chat, or instant messenger. This can take place on social networks, through messaging apps like Whatsapp and in some types of games
  • Play games through websites, apps or game consoles. They may also watch others playing games or stream their own game-play through sites such as Twitch and YouTube

When online, children and young people can learn new things, get help with homework, express themselves creatively and connect with friends and family.

There are also risks, but by understanding and talking about the dangers you can help keep your child safe online.

 

Parental Controls

Parental controls are software and tools which you can install on phones or tablets, games consoles or laptops – and even your home broadband. You can also use them to help you block or filter the content your child sees when searching online. And family-friendly public WiFi can help when you’re out and about.

Parental controls are also available to help you to:

  • plan what time of day your child can go online and how long for
  • stop them from downloading apps they're too young for
  • manage the content different members of the family can see.
  • So whatever your child is doing online, there’s a way that you can help keep them safe.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/

 

What APPS are your children using online? Check out the following guide that provides information about the APPS and the age appropriateness of them.

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

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"Lunt's Heath Primary School is not responsible for the contents or reliability of any other websites to which we provide a link and do not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Young children should be supervised when using the internet"

"If you have any concerns around Special Educational Needs and Disabilities please visit www.halton.gov.uk/localoffer webpage for advice and information around different services available"

Contact the School

Lunt's Heath Primary School

Wedgewood Drive
Widnes
Cheshire
WA8 9RJ

Main Contact: All enquiries Mrs A Woodward or Mrs P Craig (Office) / complaints Mr A Williams (Headteacher) / Allegations Against Adults Mr A Williams or Mrs J Chesworth (Chair of Governors)

Tel: 0151 423 3322
Fax: 0151 420 6977
sec.luntsheath@halton.gov.uk

SEN Contact: Special Needs Mrs S Taylor (SENDCO) via the school office