Online Safety at Kings Worthy
Safer Internet Day 2024 - Tuesday 6th February
As a school, we joined up to 170 countries in celebrating Safer Internet Day 2024. This included activities and assemblies around the theme 'Inspiring change? Making a difference, managing influence and navigating change online'. Have a look at our Safer Internet Day newsletter for more information on the activities children were involved with throughout the day!
Online safety at Kings Worthy is integrated through our computing, PSHE, Thrive and safeguarding commitments. We intend to prepare children for a modern world where our use of technology and media is constantly changing. This is achieved through: making children aware of online media; teaching about the positives of using technology in our everyday life; equipping them with strategies to ask for help and recognising the dangers of the increased use and availability of this.
Children are becoming more frequent users of laptops, tablets and phones, they will be using apps, websites and social media attached to these. It is therefore important that we have conversations about safe usage in school and at home. Working with children, instead of locking away technology, is the most beneficial approach to being safe online as it will mean children are more likely to talk to trusted adults for help and support about their internet usage.
Below you will find useful links and documents that can support you at home with online safety:
Information and Help Websites:
KS1 Think U Know - useful articles, websites and games for children and parents.
KS2 Think U Know - useful articles, websites and games for children and parents.
Childnet - website with resources and articles to support conversations about online safety with new trends.
Internet Matters - parental and family support online including: specific online issues (cyberbullying and screen time); information on setting controls; online guides and resources.
Childnet Talking about Online Safety - talking about technology at home instead of locking it away. This document outlines some ways of approaching online safety discussions at home.
ParentZone Library - an online library with information on the latest apps, websites and games explaining what these are, why children use them and what they might see.
Lurking Trolls - a creative story about potential online safety issues told through stories. This resource includes audiobook and cartoons. Year 3 will receive copies of the book in the coming weeks!
|NSPCC Online Games Guide
|NSPCC Inappropriate Content Guide
|NSPCC Parental Control Guide
Apple Guide to Parental Control - iPhone, iPad and other Apple products.
Internet Matters Parental Controls - downloadable guides on parental controls (including social media, gaming, search engines and smartphones).
Apps and Guidance:
OurPact - parental controls app for iPhone.
Famisafe - parental controls app for Android.
ParentZone Newsletter for Parents - sign up for an online safety newsletter including advice and information.
National Online Safety Twitter Account - they share a weekly poster related to an online safety topic e.g. cyberbullying, TikTok and other up-to-date apps and websites.
If you have any questions or queries regarding online safety, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Rule (computing lead) or a member on our Senior Leadership Team through our admin email address.