Advice for keeping your child safe online

Dean Lockley | |

Using the internet safely and positively is a key message that we promote in Helsby High School, and celebrating Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year. This year Safer Internet Day is focusing on exploring respect and relationships online. The Uk Safer Internet Centre has produced the following resources for use by Parents and Carers.

  • Organisations and resources please keep these in this order and link them to the resources attached
  • Conversation starters
  • Family activities
  • Family online safety plan
  • Learn more and get involved

Some other resources which you may find helpful in supporting your child online are:

  • Tips, advice and guides for parents and carers from the UK Safer Internet Centre
  • Advice for parents and carers from Childnet
  • Reviews and information about games, apps, TV shows and websites from Common Sense Media
  • Help on using parental controls and privacy settings from InternetMatters
  • Information and reporting of online grooming or sexual abuse from CEOP

Please do encourage your child to report any online safety concerns to:

  • in the event someone is imminent and immediate danger the emergency services should be contacted
  • yourself , a teacher or trusted adult ( such as a family member, scouts/guides leader or a youth worker)
  • using the Sharp Button on the school website
  • ​if it is a non urgent police matter use the CEOP button

If you need further help please do not hesitate to contact school.