This week KWS celebrated Safer Internet Day. The theme this year is “change online”
Students looked at:
- Young people’s perspective on new and emerging technology
- Using the internet to make change for the better
- The changes young people want to see online
- The things that can influence and change the way young people think, feel and act online and offline.
Here at KWS we think online safety is very important, as a school to keep children safe online Hertfordshire police run Cyber prevent sessions, we have e-safety lessons in PRE and Computing lessons. We communicate with parents about online safety issues. If parents have missed our e-safety parent briefings this year, you can access information and support through our website.
Here is the latest HFL online safety bulletin.
Here are a few tips from Safer Internet Day to help you deal with online safety:
Staying up to date with what children are doing online can feel like a challenge sometimes. However, you don’t have to be an expert in every new app or service. Simply having conversations with your children about their lives online, and what to do if they need help or something goes wrong, is what’s most important. Here are a few simple steps you can take to help bridge the gap.
Talk little and often
Having a regular open dialogue with your children about their favourite apps, the games they enjoy, and their online friends, will help create an environment where chatting about online experiences becomes a normal part of family life.
As a result of discussions with your children about their online activities, take time to research the apps they’re using, the accounts or channels they’re following, and the games they’re playing, to get a better idea of what they’re experiencing and what your thoughts are towards it.
Knowing where to get help is essential. Each app or platform will have its own safety guidelines and reporting features, and having knowledge of how to use these will ensure you can make a report, seek help, and support your child to get the best out of the services they’re using.