A guide to keeping children safe online when learning remotely
Our children will be spending more time online during lockdown for their online and remote learning. There is a useful handout from National Online Safety making 10 recommendations to parents (as summarised below) and you can download the complete leaflet at the bottom of this page.
See National Online Safety's other guides on their twitter account.
Keeping children safe online: additional resources/guidance
All schools should be doing what they reasonably can to keep all of their children safe online. At Thameside Primary, children and staff should adhere to the ICT code of conduct in the same way as if they were in school, including the rules on acceptable use of technologies, staff pupil/student relationships and communication including the use of social media. The policy applies equally to any existing or new online and distance learning arrangements which are introduced.
Any child can raise concerns to their teacher and there are also some good websites for age appropriate practical support:
Thameside Primary is primarily using Teams Classroom for Years 1-6, Tapestry for Foundation Stage and SeeSaw for Rainbow Room, and access to these learning platforms is restricted to members of our school.
Parents and carers may choose to supplement our school's remote curriculum with support from online companies and in some cases individual tutors. If you choose to do this, please make sure you use a reputable organisation/individual who can provide evidence that they are safe and can be trusted to have access to children. Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:
Internet Matters – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
LGfL Online safety matters – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
NSPCC – for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
Parent on-line information Parent info – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Think U Know – for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
Safer Internet Centre advice – advice for parents and carers
If you have any concerns you should raise these with Mrs Greenaway who is the school Designated Safeguarding Lead: firstname.lastname@example.org