Online Safety for parents

It is really important that parents and carers work with us to ensure children stay safe in their use of technology. When we talk about online-safety, we are not just talking about the internet. We are talking about the use of computers, games consoles (such as X-Box and PS4), mobile phones, televisions, tablets (such as the iPad) and many other things.

There are several elements to online-safety that we teach at Oakdale:
How to use the internet safely, and what to do if something goes wrong or we see something we shouldn’t
How to keep ourselves safe – keeping our details private and keeping our data secure
How to behave when using technology – being courteous and responsible, and what to do if others treat us in a way which is not kind. This strand also links with our behaviour and anti-bullying policies.
Encouraging a healthy use of technology – not over-using mobiles, consoles or computers.

Vodafone produce both an online Digital Parenting Magazine which is full of very useful information and digital safety advice  – click here and a print version which is sent out to children when received during the autumn term.  To read the latest edition (Sept 2017), please click here

You will have been asked to fill out our ‘acceptable use policy’ when your child started in September. This details some of the ways in which we encourage children to behave, and outlines our rules for safe use of technology. We also ask your permission for the use of photos and video on the website and in other places.

We have listed guides below that you will hopefully find useful:

Guidance from the Department of Education: Advice_for_parents_on_cyberbullying

The 6 apps and services that every parent should know about see here

Website looking at tackling extremism and radicalisation: Educate Against Hate

Advice to Parents and Carers Keeping Children and Young People Safe Against Radicalisation and Extremism:lgfl-os-ce-parents-advice-flyer

NSPCC advice and support on radicalisation and extremism:

A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media: Social_Media_Guidance_UKCCIS_Final_18122015.pdf (1)

NSPCC Net aware – guide to social media sites: Net aware

NSPCC Share aware –Share aware

Internet Matters: Interactive guide to setting up parental controls around the home

Parents fact sheet: LGfL Parents Fact Sheet – English

Parental controls – an interactive demonstration to setting these up can be found here

London Borough of Redbridge – Internet safety and your family: eSafety-leaflet-for-parents

NSPCC Share aware guide: NSPCC Share Aware Parent’s Guide

Top tips for iPad: iPad

Top tips for iPhone: iphone

Top tips for Kindle Fire: Kindle_Fire

Top tips for Nintendo devices: Nintendo

Top tips for Xbox: Xbox

Top tips for PS4: PS4__Vita

Parents’ Guide to Games and setting parental controls 

Guide to Live Streaming: here from LgfL and here from Think u Know

Guide to Fortnite: Click here 

Guide to Roblox: Roblox Parent Guide from ParentZone

Guide to Musical ly Parent Guide

Guide to Snapchat: Snapchat_-_guide_from_Insafe

Guide to WhatsApp: WhatsApp_-_guide_from_InsafeWhatsappGuide for parents

Facebook Checklist: Facebook_check_Feb_15

Pokemon GO advice click here

Twitter Checklist: Twitter-Checklist_web

Instagram Checklist: Instagram-Safety-4×4-Checklist_webInstagram Parents Guide

Snapchat Checklist: Snapchat-Checklist_web

ooVoo guide for parents: ooVoo guide for parents

Safer Internet day 2017 parent information leaflet: SID – parent information leaflet

You Tube guide for parents: YouTube Parents’ Guide

Your guide to the social networks your kids use