At Islamia Primary School we emphasise the importance of understanding how to use the internet securely. However, as we are all aware, there are risks associated with using the internet that all of our children must learn to avoid. We are dedicated to giving our students the knowledge and abilities they need to make informed decisions to keep them as safe as possible.
Many of our young people own gadgets like tablets, mobile phones, gaming consoles, and computers that can access social media. Unfortunately, if these devices’ settings are not properly secure, they may be at risk. Therefore we like to ask parents to ensure to check the device settings, keep an eye on what your kids are watching, who they are chatting to, and if the content they are accessing is age-appropriate.
The guides below are designed to help you with this and are taken from the National Online Safety website which we encourage you to sign up to.
Below are listed some more links to online information and resources that can support you to monitor the online behaviour of children and young people.
A police agency tackling child abuse on the internet. This website includes a unique facility that enables parents and young people to make reports of actual or attempted abuse online. www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. The website hosts many online resources for young people, parents, carers and teachers. www.childnet.com
UK Safer Internet Center
Online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online. www.saferinternet.org.uk
This Childnet website is for parents, carers, teachers and children and offers fun activities for children alongside practical internet safety advice. www.kidsmart.org.uk
if you have concerns about the safety of a child the contact the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 500 or email [email protected].
Children can talk to someone for advice or support at any time by contacting Childline on 0800 1111 or chatting to a counsellor online at www.childline.org.uk.