Online Safety

The Vision at Parkland Primary School

Children at Parkland Primary School use the Internet on a regular basis as an integral part of their learning. In school, we have regular Online Safety activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.

In our changing world, children are ever more exposed to a variety of different media and information. Increasing provision of the Internet both in and out of school brings with it the need to ensure our learners are safe!

Tips Tricks and Links to help keep safe online

At Parkland, we support children to follow the SMART rules:

Support For Parents

IMPORTNANT UPDATE: Squid Game Letter for parents

TikTok

  • What are the risks?
  • How do I keep my children safe?

Watch the clip below to find out more. 

Among Us

Among Us is a popular space-themed online game where players take on various tasks. Some TOP TIPS to keep children safe while playing;

  • play with your children
  • use ‘private lobbies’ so you always know who you are playing against
  • deactivate your credit card details
  • use a pretend name for your online character – never your own
  • talk to your child about the potential dangers

Roblox

  • What are the risks?
  • How do I keep my children safe?

Watch the clip below to find out more. 

Cyberbullying & esaftey

Important aspects of e-Safety and Cyberbullying are as follows:

  • Understanding what is bullying and who gets bullied.
  • Knowing it is okay to say “No”.
  • Understanding where to get help and how to report bullying if you come across it.
  • Knowing how to stay safe on-line.

Tips and Useful Links

Make sure your child understands they should keep new online friends strictly online. If someone asks to meet them in the real world they must tell you about it. If someone they don’t know asks to be their online friend they must ask you first.

Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards your child.

The following links provide some great information:

CEOP
Stop Cyber Bullying
National Parents and Teachers Association
Think U Know
Childline
BBC - Stay Safe
Kid Smart
Hectors World (5-7 Year Olds)
CyberCafe (8-10 Year Olds)