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.
We all know that fake news happens often and spreads quickly around the internet. Fake news can be pictures, videos or other false information, created purposefully. It can also be genuine information that has been altered to create confusion. Children need to learn how to differentiate between real and fake news so that they are well informed about what is really going on in the world and do not, inadvertently, share misinformation or be misled in believing fake news. Read our guide below. You'll find out what the risks are, how to spot these and how you can start a conversation about fake news.
Stay safe with our Online Safety home learning activities:
We are delighted to work with the online safety experts Think U Know (part of CEOP) and share the new #OnlineSafetyAtHome packs. These are now available with new activities for parents and carers to use at home. Select the activity or correct age range for your child or children from the selection below. Previous home learning packs and parent and carer guides are also available by choosing the link at the end.
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).