We are using the internet increasingly more everyday.  We use the internet at home, school, on our mobile phones, and also when gaming.  With the internet being used so much it is even more important that we know how to be safe online.

Below are the Golden Rules that are important to follow:

Golden Rules

Below are some websites that give you some information on how you can be safer online. 

www.thinkuknow.co.uk - sections for parents and children, including

Hector’s World

www.childnet-int.org/kia - includes a section for parents new to computers

and games for parents to play with their children.

www.swgfl.org.uk/safety has a useful parents’ section.

For children: FS/ KS1

www.nettysworld.com Online storybook Netty’s Net Adventure- 5 stories

re esafety. Five forget-me-not messages. Then fun and games section

to reinforce. Each topic three levels- start with all simple levels first.

Parents’ guide explains the forget-me-nots. It’s great!

www.thinkuknow.co.uk Hector’s World cartoons about keeping

personal information safe, with jigsaws, colouring activities and the

Hector’s World Safety Button.


For children: KS2

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/help/safesurfing/ The BBC’s Dongle the Rabbit is

an interactive animation and game, aimed at teaching the SMART rules. This

could be suitable for Year 2 children as well.

www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/help/web/staysafe - KS1 E-safety, click on wonderwebworld, it has a great cartoon narrated by David Tennant.  Dongles guide to being SMART is a quiz you can take.

www.thinkuknow.co.uk has the Cybercafe activities with information to read

and decisions to make in learning the SMART rules.

www.netsmartzkids.org teaches largely through games

www.kidsmart.org.uk/yp/under11 fairly straightforward written information.

This site also has links to games: the Quiz contains lots of useful information

Below is a letter that was sent out recently regarding video games.

Video Games - November 2010

Vodafone has created a new magazine called ‘Digital Parenting’ to help parents get to grips and get involved with their children’s digital world.

The magazine brings together experts from around the world to give parents the latest advice on digital issues, such as online reputation, location services, sexting, cyberbullying and illegal content. Parents, teenagers and grandparents also share their personal experiences and a series of ‘How to...’ tutorials guide parents through the safety and privacy controls on Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Vodafone.

Vodafone Digital Parents booklet

If you have any concerns or want to know more about being safe online, please see Miss Jeffery or Mrs Cowell.