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Safeguarding

Online Safety - Parent Zone

Our aim at St Thomas’s Centre is to ensure children understand how to stay safe and know how act responsibly when using technology and digital communication. By working with parents/carers together we can protect children when they are playing in a virtual world by understanding the risks involved and how to reduce them.

In order to help parents/carers we have provided a range of resources below which offers information and guidance about the online world children play in and how to protect them.

The Digital Parenting magazine has up to date information about current online issues and where parents/carers can get help. It also has easy to follow, step by step instructions on how to set filters on search engines, set up smartphone controls and how to make social networking sites safer.  The Good Online Gaming Guide also has step by step instructions on how to set security features on game consoles to restrict the type of games or the length of time games can be played. The YouTube clips below provide a realistic viewpoint on what it means to be an online parent and covers some of the topics parents should discuss with their children about the virtual world.

If you would like further help or advice about online safety please contact the school office to arrange a meeting with the Senior Online Safety Lead in which online safety advice and training will be given.

IF YOU HAVE CONCERNS OR EXPERIENCE ONLINE ABUSE REPORT IT TO CEOP.

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