Online Safety and COVID 19
The nature of lockdown meant that more children were accessing the internet for longer periods of time. This was for a range of reasons from completing online learning to keeping in touch with family and friends. The internet was such a valuable lifeline for so many people during this time. However, increased time online means there's the potential for increased threat if the internet is not used safely and appropriately.
The government have produced the following information to support parents with online safety: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online
If you have any questions or concerns about how to keep your children safe online, please do come and speak to us. We are always happy to help or advise where we can.
Balancing Screen Time
We teach children about the benefits of rationing their time online as part of our PSHE curriculum. We teach them about the risks of excessive time spent on electronic devices and the impact of positive and negative content on their own and others' mental and physical wellbeing.
Below you will see some helpful information about how to balance screen time at home.
Online Safety Tips
Below, you will find age appropriate online safety tips for you to support your children. We teach children about the positives and negatives of spending time online alongside the benefits and risks associated with this. These lessons are part of our computing and PSHE curriculum.
Many children spend time gaming online and, in moderation, this can be a mentally stimulating activity for them. However, we also teach children that online gaming can have a negative impact on their mental and physical wellbeing. We teach children about the importance of age restrictions on games and why these are important in helping to keep them safe. We also talk about the risks associated with live gaming with people who they may or may not know. The below guides should provide you with a little more information about this.
Social media is a huge part of our everyday lives now and children need to understand how to use this safely and about the associated risks. Many social media sites have age restrictions which are in place to safeguard children. Please have a look at the guides below for more information on some of the more common social media sites.
At Nansloe, we teach children that bullying can take place in many forms, including cyberbullying. As part of PSHE and computing lessons, children are taught what to do if they think they or someone they know is being bullied. They are taught how to seek help and are encouraged to do so. The guides below help to provide a little more information.