We know that our parents at Even Swindon have done everything they can to ensure there is a balance in learning for their children and we thank you for that. However, we are still very much there to support you and your children with online safety support and advice. We use Facebook and Twitter to share the most up to date advice, and Instagram for some user-friendly videos on how to set up games with the right parental locks on. Normally we host a ‘parent only’ workshop in the summer term and we hope to do this via Zoom, one evening, in the next few weeks. This will be a parent only session, due to the content and subject matter. In the meantime, if you have any questions linked to online safety, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where to get more information:
UK Safer Internet Centre
This link will take you to the UK Safer Internet Centre’s ‘Parent Guide to Technology’ page. This gives invaluable advice on a wide range of up to date technology.
Safeguarding Training Centre
This link will take you to The Key’s Parent resource hub, a hub for online safety resources for parents. The resource hub includes interactive guides for setting parental controls for social media sites, online games, and more.
Get Safe Online
Info on a little bit of everything including personal use and business
Common sense media
Reviews apps, games, books and films to help parents understand the positive and negative aspects and appropriateness for their child
App, website and game guides on setting up security, privacy and how to report and block
Articles and advice on a variety of topics to address with children
In conjunction with the NSPCC, a helpline for any of your online safety questions or concerns
0808 800 5000
Good advice by age guides
Help to set up parental controls
Although we would advise parents and carers of primary age children not to allow them to have a Facebook account the reality is that many younger children will have an account. We would encourage you to help them make their page safe and to have your own page so you can be ‘friends’ with your child. The Facebook link will take you to Facebook’s own safety advice page.
The Think U Know website has sections for children and adults and contains a lot of useful advice and help. Our pupil page has a link to it as well as we encourage our pupils to visit it and make use of it.