Styal Primary works in partnership with our parents to ensure children are equipped with the knowledge and strategies to keep themselves safe online.
Cheshire Police suggest the following advice -
Advice for parents:
- Try to put the computer in an easy to see place in the home so that you can monitor what sites your child is visiting
- Check out the websites your child is using, just like you’d check out a school or a youth group they might visit. Have a look and make a judgement whether you think it is a safe environment for them to be involved in.
- Set up reasonable guidelines and limits for internet usage. Understand that it may be a big part of their life but that it needs to be regulated
- Explain to your children why it is important for them never to give out personal details or post pictures of themselves publicly, just like you would when you explain to them not to talk to strangers
To find out more about keeping safe online go to https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Or visit :
Resources and ideas for activities for parents and professionals aimed at EYFS and KS1 http://kidsmart.org.uk
NSPCC guide for parents to the social networks used by children and young people www.net-aware.org.uk
Below are some websites which give more information and advice.