The internet is a fantastic place for children to learn, create and have fun but they may occasionally have to deal with a variety of sometimes challenging issues. Here at Farfield, we will teach our children how to keep themselves safe whilst they are using the internet in school and encourage them to use the same methods when using technology at home. Parents/Carers play a crucial role in ensuring that their children understand the need to use the internet and mobile devices in an appropriate way. The school will help parents understand these issues.
Click here to be directed to the NSPCC website, which has lots of useful information to help with online safety.
You can also contact the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000
Below are some useful links to help keep your children safe online, click on the link to visit the website:
Free helpline for children and young people in the UK.
Advice, information and resources for children, parents and schools.
Guidance to support online safety for parents of children working at home
A registered UK charity that aims to make the internet a safe place for children and young people
Internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
Parental controls are settings which help you control what content your child sees. Follow the link below which explains how to use parental controls and settings. Simply select your device to find the correct guides on controls and settings.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind all parents that there’s no social media app that is age appropriate for primary school children. Most media sites have a minimum age of 13 (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and Tik Tok).
Use the website to search for guides, age rating and up to date information on a range of latest social networks, apps and games.
Here are some one-page guides on how to stay safe when using social media, gaming and streaming.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind all parents that there’s no social media app that is age appropriate for primary school children.
Websites and apps to help home learning
Net mums have put together a handy list of some of the best apps for both Android and iOS, with a number of free options to help you find a new way to help your children learn something new without getting bored – updated March 2023.
They have also created a list of the best educational websites for children – updated March 2022.