The internet can be a great place for children and young people to learn, explore and play. It is a great tool for staying in touch with friends and family as well as interacting with the world around them. The internet can also be an incredibly inclusive, creative, and fulfilling place.

 

However, the virtual online world can be dangerous too and can present great risk of potential harm to our children and young people. It is important that we are aware of how to ensure that our children are safe when online. For our children here at Prospect House, that risk is very real. They may not be aware of potential dangers or what to do when they face them.

 

Now more than ever it’s important to ensure that our children are using the internet safely. It’s important to talk to children about staying safe online and about the apps and sites they’re using. 

 

Prospect House provides safe access to the Internet and digital technology to help pupils learn and achieve. Just as learners need to stay safe in the real world, learners need to be safe in the digital world.

 

Our ‘Online Safety Hub’ provides tips, advice and resources to help children, young people and adults stay safe on the Internet. Below we have links to further support and also resources produced by Manchester City Council.

 

We are delighted to announce that we have shown our commitment to protecting our pupils online by working with National Online Safety- providing free resources for all parents and carers and for the second year in a row, we are an accredited school.

The resources include a Parents & Carers course that can be taken at your own convenience and in small sections. It covers: 

  • Online Relationships
  • Fake Profiles & Social Bots
  • Online Bullying
  • Online Grooming
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Sexual Harassment & Violence
  • Sexting
  • Live Streaming
  • Online Identity
  • Screen Addiction
  • Online Challenges
  • Overspending
  • Online Gambling
  • Radicalisation, Terrorism & Extremism
  • Age-Inappropriate Content
  • Copyright & Ownership
  • Hacking
  • Fake News
  • Online Fraud
  • Online Reputation
  • Personal Data
  • Pornography
  • Targeted Adverts & Pop-Ups
  • The Dark Web

 

To create your account, please follow https://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/prospect-house-primary-school enter your details and select “I am a: Parent/Carer” as your account type.    

 

Once you have registered, you will be able to access the “Online Safety for Parents and Carers’ course and National Online Safety’s Resources- which includes a wide range of online platform guides on the latest social media channels and games. 

 

National Online Safety release a brand-new guide weekly, and aim to cover all major social media platforms, apps and issues that children encounter online. This aims to help empower parents with the knowledge to protect their children from the dangers of the internet- please see below (bottom of page) for these helpful guides.

 

There are several excellent sources of information and advice which will allow you to guide and protect children.  Please find below links in relation to the internet and how to keep safe. 

 

ThinkuQknow - a leading site with help for all sorts of users including parents/carers  

Parents Protect - a good, detailed site with easy to find articles

Saferinternet.org - lots of advice on all aspects of e-safety  

Internetmatters.org - a good site for many aspects but especially for setting up controls on devices -  

Connectsafely.org - a US based site but with good parental guides on various apps and websites

nspcc.org.uk - information for parents to help keep children safe on the internet

Net Aware - Guide to social networks, apps and games

London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

CEOPis a law enforcement agency and is here to help keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online

Manchester City Councilinformation on online safety from MCC

 

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

 

Online Safety Guides

 

 

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