On this page you will find lots of helpful information and links to help support you child when navigating the online world.
You will find information about how to access the National Online Safety website with some examples of their parents guides, links to a variety of organisations such as NSPCC and thinkuknow. Each of these links will take you to a range of resources and guidance to help develop your personal knowledge and understanding and help you start conversations with your child to keep them safe online. Research has shown that the best method of keeping children safe online is to empower both parents and children to talk about some of the issues that might arise.
I hope you find the following information on this page useful and informative.
Designated Safeguarding Lead at Millfield
National Online Safety Website
The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children, and it is important that schools, parents and carers work together to take an active role in teaching children about online dangers. Learning how to act safely when using the internet is an incredibly important part of safeguarding our children.
We are therefore delighted to announce that at Millfield Primary School we have shown our commitment to protecting our pupils online by working with National Online Safety – providing resources for all parents and carers.
The resources include a number of guides and videos and also a Parents & Carers course that can be taken at your own convenience, which covers a variety of areas such as:
- Online Relationships
- Fake Profiles & Social Bots
- Online Bullying
- Online Grooming
- Child Sexual Exploitation
- Live Streaming
- Online Identity
- Screen Addiction
- Online Challenges
To create your account, please follow http://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrolmillfield-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. These aim to help empower parents with the knowledge to protect their children from the dangers of the internet.
Or alternatively, National Online Safety have also created a FREE mobile app which is available to download. giving you access to instant information about the latest apps, games, devices and more.
Home Learning Packs
Thinkuknow still has available their home learning packs for families to use at home through their parents and carers website. Please click on the link provided below to access these or open . These packs include fun activities, conversation starters and practical tips on topics such as: live streaming and sharing images - the activities are about 15 minutes long. Or alternatively click on the Family Activity sheets icon - these give really helpful information regarding topics such as online gaming, social media, and viewing videos online.