At St Anthony's Primary School we believe that purposeful access to ICT across the curriculum motivates and increases engagement and achievement in education. We regard it to be essential in preparing our pupils for 'a better tomorrow'. Children can now access the internet via multiple hand-held devices such as iPads, mobile phones and games consoles. As a result they are therefore more vulnerable to the inherent risks associated with internet usage.
Safeguarding our children is always a priority at St Anthony's Primary School. Staff attend on-going training in the area of e-safety and make appropriate changes to reflect new guidance. Also throughout the year the children are taught and reminded how to be a SMART and safe user of the internet.
We invite you to join with us in this journey and help us to educate and support your child in using the Internet, a learning tool which should be embraced. We have added a link below to the "Think You Know" website which is a great resource and will provide you with the information you need to help keep your child safer online.
Please click the below link for more information.
Has your child a phone or tablet with access to the vast range of Social Media Apps? As a parent or guardian, are you aware of age restrictions and content of these apps? The link below contains helpful guides to the many Social Networking Apps, such as, Facebook, Instagram and Gaming Networks.
Top online resources
TikTok has a reputation for being unusually free of trolling and danger. But you may have seen news reports or heard concerns about some users harassing children for nude images and videos. Click the link below for the Parents Factsheet.
It may feel awkward, but it's important to explain to children the risks of sexting, how to stay safe and remind them that they can talk to you if something ever makes them feel scared or uncomfortable. Click the link below for information
Click the link below to read the blog giving guidance to parents about Fortnite, looking at what the game is and some of the things to be aware of.
Safety Features on Social Networking
As part of Safer Internet Day, this information bank gives advice on how to enable the safest features on many popular web services and apps such as instagram. Click link below.
Social network Guide
An absolutly fantastic resource that lists the top apps that children use, a brief overview of what it is used for, some potential dangers and advice on privacy settings and parental controls. Click link below.
Advice from the NSPCC on keeping you children safe whenever and whereever they go online. Click link below.
Talking to your child about staying safe online.
How to start the conversation with your child about staying safe online, and what to do if you're worried about online safety.
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A parents guide to being "Share Aware"
We know some parents feel confused by the internet. It’s constantly changing, and it can be hard to keep up with the latest apps and trends. It can be particularly tricky for parents of children aged 8-12. That’s the age when children start doing more online, becoming more independent and using different devices. So, we’ve put together this guide. To reassure you, and give you the information and advice you’ll need to keep your child safe online." Click link below
How to protect your children on their Smartphone
A user-friendly, frequently updated quick reference for parents when discussing smartphones with their children. Click link below.