Do you know what your child is doing online?
In an ever changing world of technology sometimes it's hard to keep up with what your children are doing online. Whilst we all want to encourage our children to develop their skills in Information and Communication Technology - it is also crucial that we protect our children from the dangers which, unfortunately, are all too common...
Please visit some of the sites below for some really useful tips on how to keep your children safe online...
Tuesday 10th February was Safer Internet Day!
You all received information packs with loads of helpful tips about how to keep your children safe online. We also had an e-safety workshop for parents on 11.3.15... Parents found this really interesting and informative... please keep a look out for our next parent sessions... meanwhile there are lots of helpful tips on the websites below...
Watch this hard hitting film to learn more about keeping your child safe online...
What is Cyber Bullying?
Cyber bullying (online bullying) is when a person or a group of people uses the internet, email, online games or any other kind of digital
technology to threaten, tease, upset or humiliate someone else.
How can I ensure my child is not involved in cyber bullying?
Monitor what your child is doing online or on their phones.
Talk to your child about the responsibility they have online.
Look at the e-safety rules with your child.
Do not allow your child to have a facebook account - this is illegal before the age of 13... watch the video from CEOP above to learn about why not!
Watch the video below with your child and talk to them about the impact of cyber bullying.
Make your child aware that cyber bullying is a criminal offence and the police could be called if they are involved in cyber bullying.
Cyber Bullying - some facts...
• 90% of young victims do not inform adults of online bullying issues
• Girls are twice as likely to experience cyberbullying
• Over 40% of all UK secondary school children have been bullied online and one in four have suffered repeated incidents
• Over 80% of children fear that cyberbullying is increasing and getting worse
• Cyberbullying can lead to depression, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, self-harming, social isolation and, in the worst cases, suicide
• Cyberbullying costs the UK education budget over £18 million per year
Cyber Bullying is not tolerated at William Bellamy
We take any alleged incidents of cyber bullying very seriously and the SLT will be informed. Parents will also be involved and the pupil will hit RED on our consequence system.