Safer Internet DayBy Berkan Ferit In Parents
Today is Safer Internet Day 2016.
You can find advice and tips on keeping your children safe on the Internet by visiting http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers
Parents and carers play a key role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe online, and they are one of the first people children turn to if things go wrong. We know it can be difficult to stay on top of the wide range of sites and devices that young people use, so we hope that the following advice helps.
- Have ongoing conversations with your children about staying safe online
- Use safety tools on social networks and other online services, eg Facebook privacy settings
- Decide if you want to use parental controls on your home internet
- Understand devices and the parental control tools they offer in our Parents’ Guide to Technology
Turquoise class played their part for Safer Internet Day by designing their own ‘Share a Heart’ posters – sharing their positive thoughts and suggestions on how to behave when going online.
Here are some of the things the children had to say:
Deborah: “Be kind and don’t go too far with jokes”.
Mahe: “I want to help by reporting bad comments”.
Dusu: “Never say anything that would hurt someone”.
Daisy: “I love the internet because I can talk to my friends and family from miles away”.
If ever you need any advice on keeping your children safe, please speak to Berkan or Jo.