At Grove we understand how useful the internet can be in supporting children with their learning, as well as allowing them to explore their interests and have fun. Whilst your child is at school they will be regularly taught about all aspects of online safety to ensure that they are protected when using the internet. Please help us to support your child by using the following links to continue this learning at home.
Websites to visit with your child:
Your child will really benefit from having the opportunity to sit with you and learn about internet safety. There are so many websites and games available to do this that you will always be able to find something that you and your child will enjoy.
If your child is aged 5 to 7, the following website provides information and games to support your child in learning about internet safety:
If your child is 8 to 10, they may prefer this website, which builds on the knowledge they will already have gained whilst at school:
The CBBC website has lots of fantastic videos to watch to learn about online safety. You may even spot some of your child’s favourite television stars too!
Why not try the Safer Internet Day quiz with your child? The multiple choice questions will provide lots of opportunities for discussion.
You may be interested to know that there are several child-friendly search engines which your child can use to safely search the internet. These can be found below:
Safe Search: http://primaryschoolict.com/
Safe Search Kids: http://www.safesearchkids.com/
Infant Encyclopaedia: http://www.parkfieldict.co.uk/infant/
Useful websites for parents:
The staff at Grove are always happy to offer advice and support about online safety. We hope that the following websites may be useful:
How to set up filters on your home internet:
Advice on how to start a conversation about online safety with your child:
A parent’s guide to tablets, gaming devices and smartphone:
Advice from the NSPCC on staying safe online
Childline advice on staying safe online
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You may have become aware that your child has begun to regularly use an app, or has signed up to a social networking site. The ‘net aware’ website (https://www.net-aware.org.uk/) gives clear information on:
• The minimum age someone must be to have signed up to this site/ app
• Information about what the app/ website does
• Parent and child views regarding the positives and negatives of this site
Remember that to sign up to sites such as facebook, twitter, youtube and Instagram your child must be 13 or older. If your child has set up an account which needs to be disabled, the following websites give a step by step guide (with pictures) on how to do this. The Grove staff will also be happy to offer support with this.