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At Carrick Knowe, we use technologies to support our everyday learning and teaching. However, we are aware that children also need to be aware of the dangers of technologies and to be aware of the best practice surrounding them. We also know it can be difficult to have internet safety conversations with children at home so we have put together some clips to help you start those all important conversations. We regularly use these clips in school too. We’ve also just added a whole load of Parent Guides to support you in supporting your child on the latest app crazes.


Parent Guides


Video Clips

Below we have uploaded several videos that we think may be helpful for both parents and children. Note that the videos have been produced externally and are aimed at different stages of the primary school.

This clip was created by ‘Child Focus’ and made as part of an e-safety awareness campaign for children aged between 4 and 8 years.


CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)

CEOP have developed a number of resources which we use in school to keep children safe online and alert them to the dangers. This first video focuses on ‘sharing information’ as well as the ‘stranger danger’ aspects of online games and chat rooms. It has been shown in classes from P1-P4 although can also be useful in older classes too.

The next clip is split into three ‘episodes’ focusing on the lives of three children uploading their music. The episodes teach them to spot the early signs of manipulative, pressurising and threatening behaviour by people they might meet or speak to online. Definitely worth a watch for all children but especially those creating their own YouTube accounts and/or vlogging.

The next clip is regularly used with our older pupils (P5-P7) to show children the importance of being ‘Share Aware’ and keeping personal information safe online as well as in the real world. Our community police officer also regularly uses this video when visiting the children in the school.


 

o2

In 2017, the NSPCC teamed up with O2 to help keep children safe online and keep families up to date with all the latest technology developments. And in January 2019, they came to Carrick Knowe to deliver a workshop to our parents. We’ve added all the clips that were shown below and these can act as a great starting point when talking about internet safety with your children. These clips may also be shown in school. Further information can be found by…

  • Visiting the O2 NSPCC website:

http://www.o2.co.uk/help/nspcc/

  • Visiting the NSPCC website:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

  • Downloading the Net Aware app or visiting their website:

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

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The following leaflets and documents were provided to us by NSPCC/O2 during their visit to the school:

How to keep your child safe online

Share Aware – Parents’ Guide

Sexting – Understanding The Risks

And here is a website recommended by one of our parents including most common threats and safety tips:

A Guide To Protecting Children’s Privacy