At Harrold Primary Academy it is very important to us that we keep children safe online. During our Computing lessons at school, the children learn all about online safety. We believe that children are best protected and taught how to use the internet safely through the school and parents/carers working in partnership.
Meridian Trust's E-Safety and Acceptable Use Policies can be accessed by following this link.
Due to the impact of COVID-19, almost all of us are likely to have spent more time online, including children. The government has produced useful guidance for parents and carers to support them in keeping their children safe online, which can be accessed here.
Below are links to trusted websites that give advice on parental controls, privacy settings and safe the use of the internet. If you have any concerns about what a child may have seen or experienced online, please report immediately to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) using the below link:
Online Safety Alliance Parental Guides - advice for parents and carers regarding safety when using social media channels.
Thinkuknow - A fantastic bundle to support the safeguarding of children online from The National Crime Agency Online Protection Scheme (CEOPS).
Internet Matters - a not-for-profit organisation set up to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world. Their support for parents includes a range of downloadable guides covering subjects such as transition to secondary school, Vlogging & livestreaming, online gaming and cyberbullying.
NSPCC - includes a range of resources to help parents keep children safe when they're using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more.
Parent Info - from CEOP and Parent Zone, Parent Info is a website for parents covering all of the issues amplified by the internet. It is a free service which helps schools engage parents with expert safety advice, endorsed by the National Crime Agency’s CEOP command. This website provides expert information across a range of online harms.
Parent Zone - offers a range of resources for families, to help them meet the challenges of the digital age, including parent guides on the latest digital trends and platforms.