Think U Know Home Activity Packs
Click here for some really useful home learning Packs for use with children in Key Stage 2.
Covid-19 Latest Guidance from NSPCC
ON 2nd April the NSPCC issued a press release explaining the increased risks to children online during the lockdown.
The NSPCC described how the combination of children spending more time online along with there being fewer moderators who normally work to spot online grooming, other abusive online behaviour and bullying meant that children could be at greater risk than normal during the period of lockdown.
As well as calling for social media companies to prioritise the safety of their younger users, the NSPCC said:
“It is more important than ever for parents to have regular conversations with their children about what they’re doing online and to reassure them they can come to you with any worries.”
- Childnet provide a very useful guide to talking to children about their safety, wellbeing and behaviour online. This can be accessed using this link.
In addition to talking to your children, it is also sensible to think about setting up your broadband connection and devices to provide as much protection as possible for your children.
- internetmatters.org provide an easy to follow guide with dropdown menus to select particular devices and platforms. This can be accessed using this link.
- The NSPCC’s guidance for keeping children safe during the lockdown period is available using this link.
- The NSPCC’s guidance for online safety can be accessed using this link.
Robert Miles Juniors recognises the importance of an ever changing digital environment and as such we promote a culture of digital safety and responsibility to all our pupils. On this page you will find links and resources to help your children stay safe on line.
Digital Leaders – Each school in Equals Trust has two nominated children from year 6 who are our Digital Leaders. As well as being our E-Safety pupil leaders in school, they meet up with all the other Digital Leaders in our Trust to produce a regular magazine promoting E-Safety and responsibility. These go home to all pupils in our schools. They collect ideas for articles from pupils across the school and try to address any worries or issues children have about staying safe on line. You can download their magazines to see what they have been discussing here:
EQT DL Magazine Year 3/4 Issue 1
EQT DL Magazine Year 5/6 Issue 1
EQT DL Magazine Year 3/4 Issue 2
EQT DL Magazine Year 5/6 Issue 2
EQT DL Magazine Issue 3
EQT DL Magazine Issue 4
EQT DL Magazine Year 5/6 Issue 5
EQT DL Magazine Issue 6
EQT DL Magazine Issue 7
Parent Info – Here you will fine a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up to date with their children and doing on-line.
E-Safety Checklist for Parents – This is a useful starting point for chekcing all the areas where you can help keep your child safe online.
E-Safety Special Newsletter – Our February 2019 Newsletter is a special edition looking at may different aspects of E-Safety.
Screen time is in the news again, but parents are still getting mixed messages about how much is ‘too much’. Here’s how to take a reasonable, flexible approach – and get your kids on board too: click here.
Be Internet Legends – We had a visit from the Google’s E-Safety team, click the link to find out the children learnt and follow up resources.
Childnet International – Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
Digizen – The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS. It shares specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying and how these relate to and affect their own and other people’s online experiences and behaviours.
Share Aware – Share Aware gives parents all the tools they need to have regular and informed conversations with their child about staying safe online. Under 20% of parents discuss online safety regularly with their children but we want to get every family talking about their child’s life online, just as they would their day at school.
Parents can sign up to the Icebreaker email series and become an expert in their child’s online world in 6 weeks, follow the NSPCC’s four simple steps to keeping kids safe online, watch their film ‘ Safety advice from a 10 year old’ or visit Net Aware – their guide to your child’s social networks apps and games.
The internet is a great place for kids to be, let’s all work together to make it safer.