Helping your child stay safe online
At Beacon Hill Community Primary School we take online safety extremely seriously. We believe that all children have the right to feel safe and secure when using different types of digital technology. By embedding online safety across our curriculum, we aim to empower children to use the internet and other technologies safely and responsibly. We ensure that all children know what to do if they are uncomfortable with anything they see, hear or experience online and teach them the correct way to report it.
If a child feels uncomfortable with anything they have seen, experienced or know of a peer that they may be concerned about online, then we encourage them to follow these simple steps:
If something doesn’t feel right… it probably isn’t.
Tell an adult you trust straight away.
The following websites and links have some excellent up to date advice on gaming, live streaming etc. There are also a range of parents guide lower down this page:
What issues could be affecting your children? Get to grips with what they may come across on the internet and how to get help if you need it. Find out what to do if you’re worried about anything you or your child has seen online and step-by-step instructions for setting parental controls on all of your devices.
Parents' Guide for Safe YouTube and Internet Streaming for Kids
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place online. Unlike bullying in the real world, online bullying can follow the child wherever they go, via social networks, gaming and mobile phone.
The latest information on the sites children and young people like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it.
ThinkUknow has launched #Liveskills; a package of resources focusing on live streaming. Live streaming is increasingly becoming one of the most popular online activities for children and young people. Apps such as Musical.ly, Live.me, Periscope and YouNow are all soaring in popularity, which has seen other well established apps such as Facebook adding live streaming functions.#LiveSkills explores the nuanced features of live streaming and the specific risks children and young people can face.
A non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
Has someone acted inappropriately towards your child online? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that made them feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).