Staying safe online
Pleckgate pupils can report an issue by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 4 main providers of internet services have joined together to produce a useful website, Internet Matters, full of advice and information, including the setting of parental controls. It has sections for different age groups.
Information and Support
Please click on the link below to receive guidance on how to support your child with their online activity. Pupils should be aware that future employers, colleges and universities search for background information about potential employees/pupils. Often, you see news stories where people face the consequences of something they posted online many years previously. This guidance will help them (and you) to use the internet positively and to avoid any future problems.
Staying Safe Online while studying at home during school closures
Thinkuknow has published guidance for parents and carers to support children who may be spending more time online at home while they do their school work and socialise with friends. Suggestions to help parents keep children safe online include: chatting to find out how they use online technology and what it means to them; reminding children to report anything worrying, and how they can do this; and setting up or reviewing parental controls.
Read the news story: How to support your child at home
Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:
- Internet matters– for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- London Grid for Learning– for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- Net-aware– for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
- Parent info– for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- Thinkuknow– for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
- UK Safer Internet Centre– advice for parents and carers
These are useful links that pupils can use to report online issues:
- Childline– for support
- UK Safer Internet Centre– to report and remove harmful online content
- CEOP– for advice on making a report about online abuse
View our school guidelines for online safety:
Safer Internet Day
On Tuesday, 9 February 2021, we celebrated the 18th edition of Safer Internet Day with actions taking place right across the globe. With a theme once again of “Together for a better internet”, the day called upon all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people. Download the public report to discover more about actions and successes from the day.
Here you can access resources from across the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres and beyond – to help you celebrate Safer Internet Day in your school or home… and indeed promote a safer and better internet all year through!