Online Safety for Parents / Carers
Parent / Carers' Guides for Online Safety
We are proud to be a National Online Safety certified school and we know that children love being online. The internet is a fun, exciting, sociable and engaging place. However, the internet also has its dangers. Young people seem to be rich in knowledge surrounding technology and it can be difficult to keep track as our children explore the online world.
Whatever they are doing, our parent guides (updated regularly) will help you keep your children safe as they navigate the online world. Share these guides with your children. Start an online safety conversation today.
Please take some time to read the new / updated guidelines and age limits for Whats App. The age limit has now changed for the UK and is different from other countries across the world. The guide below will answer any questions you might have and also gives some handy tips.
Online Safety for Under 5s: Top Tips for Parents and Carers
The most recent research from OFCOM has shown that 17% of 5-year olds already possess their own mobile phone and a staggering 50% of 5 year-olds are using messaging platforms. This significant number of very young children who are becoming familiar with digital devices brings risks for the children themselves and concerns for their parents and carers. Take a look at our guide which will help our young people start their online journey and continue on this journey safely.
14 Ways to be Kind Online
Openview Education Information
SPSM have previously worked with Openview Education on different projects such as Anti-Bullying Week and Online Safety Week. They have been kind enough to share their new videos with us. These videos will help to begin discussions between you and your child around staying safe online, anti-bullying and wellbeing.
How to Clean Devices - Advice and Tips
We are all aware (especially given the current circumstances) how important it is to be aware of cleanliness and personal hygiene. We have much advice about hand washing but it is also important that we think carefully about how we clean and disinfect surfaces and objects. Not many people are aware that this is especially important with our electronic devices. Take a look at our guide to cleaning devices (and some 'dos' and 'don'ts).