Keeping children safe online is exceptionally important. At Newchurch we educate children on how to stay safe using a range of modern media, however we have also put together some links to help parents manage their children's access to communication technologies.
Computing, formerly known as ICT, is an integral part of teaching and learning at Newchurch Community Primary School. The children benefit from a wide range of technical resources, with online capabilities at the centre of their learning.
Within our new Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) the children will have access to their own pages, class activities and the ability to communicate with staff and their peers, all of which provides Newchurch's pupils with a contemporary learning experience.
However, access to the internet and other e-learning resources requires training, guidance and advice to ensure that everyone learns in a safe environment. Along with the training the children receive within school, we have compiled a list of sites which offer guidance to children and parents on the safe use of e-learning tools. Check them out for lots of great safety tips.
- www.parentsprotect.co.uk - This site holds lots of good information for parents.
- www.thinkuknow.co.uk - If you are a clued up kid or a puzzled pensioner, there is something here to help you get the most from the internet.
- www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe - Learn to stay safe whilst you use the internet with Hacker and the Horrible Histories team.
- www.chatdanger.com - If you want to know how to stay safe when chatting online, playing games with instant messaging or using your mobile then check out this site.
- www.direct.gov.uk/en/parents/yourchildshealthandsafety/internetsafety/index.htm - Most government websites are boring, but this one is great for your parents to learn how to keep you safe online.
- www.kidsmart.org.uk - Top tips, from downloading software to social networking, it's all here.
- www.childnet-int.org/kia/primary/ - Do you think that you 'know it all'? Then check out the childnet site to see if you are right.
- www.nspcc.org.uk - Very useful site for parents, with information on the risks of modern technology and how to keep children safe.
- www.uksaferinternet.org.uk - you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.
- www.cyberstreetwise.com - A strong password is your first defence against hackers and cyber criminals.
- www.internetmatters.org/onlinesafety - Get to grips with what they may come across on the internet and how to get help if you need it.
- www.o2.co.uk/help/nspcc/social-networking - Social Networking -To help parents keep children safe and have fun.
- www.o2.co.uk/help/nspcc - where you can book a session with an O2 Guru. They will support you in making your devices safe for children to use.