Think U Know - Online Safety Advice for Parents and Carers
This page has been created to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, Thnk U Know will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home.
With ever advancing and rapidly changing technologies becoming more easily accessible to families and our pupils, it is essential that children are taught how to use these responsibly.
As teachers and parents we are responsible for the safety of our children as they use the internet for many different activities both in and out of school.
At St Matthew's all pupils are taught about how to stay safe in our ever developing world of technology. Our children learn about online dangers, the importance of logins and password to protect personal information and in KS2 about social networking skills. We are dedicated in preparing our children for the risks involved when using technology, by giving them strategies to use should they be faced with inappropriate material online, within school or at home.
Please use the suggested links below to heighten awareness of Online Safety with your child at home.
If you would like any help or advice about keeping your child safe online, or would like to know more about our Online Safety Curriculum, please contact Mr Grimshaw, our Computing Leader.
Here is a link to the Lancashire Online Safeguarding Website. This has been developed by Local Safeguarding Children Boards in Lancashire, Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen. This includes information for parents and carers, teachers and professionals, as well as news and events.
Here are some other useful websites.
A Parent's Guide to Technology
Information provided by the UK Safer Internet Centre
Information for parents and carers to keep children safe online
Information provided by Childnet International