At Priory we consider online safety to be a crucial aspect of our pupils' education. We consider it to be equally important that we provide support and guidance to parents on this very important subject.
Please also refer to the Pastoral Care page on this website.
On Trust Ed, you will find lots of useful resources, news stories and videos specifically aimed at children 11-16, on subjects including alcohol, drugs, abuse, online safety and bullying. You can also follow them on Facebook @Trusted2Know and Snapchat @Trusted2know.
For further information, visit their website at www.trusted2know.co.uk
Report Online Material Promoting Terrorism or Extremism
You can make an anonymous report of illegal or harmful information, pictures or videos you’ve found on the internet by going to https://www.gov.uk/report-terrorism
Report Online Sexual Abuse
If you are worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you or your child online, you can make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisers by going to https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Click here for further information about the work of NSPCC
Click here to find what they are currently working on regarding online safety
Parental Controls for Home Internet
Online activity can be monitored via your broadband provider to ensure that your child stays safe on the internet. Parental controls help you decide what your child can access online. Content filters reduce the chance of your children stumbling across inappropriate sites and you can monitor what your child has been looking at online.
Guides to broadband parental controls and internet safety for children
Using parental controls and privacy settings
www.wizcase.com/blog/guide-to-parental-controls (Includes how to set controls for Hulu, Prime, Amazon Netflix and Disney+)
Online safety resources and information
Nest Lancashire – Visit their website at https://nestlancashire.org/what-we-do/
Child Exploitation & Online Protection (CEOP) – Visit their website at https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Online safety resources centre - Lots of useful resources and advice here for everyone, visit their website at https://www.lgfl.net/online-safety/resource-centre?s=1
Online family agreement link - https://www.childnet.com/resources/family-agreement
Have a conversation about staying safe online - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/have-conversation
Parents’ guide to technology - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-technology
Smart phones download guides and FAQs - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-technology/smartphones
Gaming device download guides and FAQs - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-technology/gaming-devices
Tablet download guides and FAQs - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-technology/tablets
Smart TV guide - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-technology/smart-tvs
Reporting illegal or inappropriate online content - https://www.iwf.org.uk/
Resources for parents and carers - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/resources-parents-and-carers
Parent Zone - A digital magazine for parents https://parentzone.org.uk/system/files/attachments/Digital%20Parenting%206%20NEW.pdf
To help parents understand the risks of using the Internet and new technologies, the following three websites provide detailed information.
A national crime agency website aimed at children and young people, their parents and educational professionals. It contains top tips for getting involved in your child’s online life. The aim of the website is to keep online parenting simple. There are many useful videos to help parents understand how their child may be using the Internet.
This is website, created by the four largest UK Internet providers, is dedicated to providing information and advice about child Internet safety. This website is supported by several organisations including Childnet, Ofcom and The Child Exploitation & Online Protection centre (CEOP).
Learn about the issues facing young Internet users such as sexting, cyberbullying and online grooming. Parents can also learn about the most popular apps that your child may be using in the apps guide for parents.
Educate Against Hate
This website gives parents practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.