We take internet safety very seriously at Huyton with Roby. The internet is such an important learning tool for our children today and it provides them with the opportunity to access a wide range of education tools and opportunities to investigate and communicate with the world around them. In school the children sign an acceptable use policy (provided below) to help us ensure their safety when using the internet.

We hope that the information provided in this section helps to keep your child safe and well informed about using the internet.

Pupil Acceptable Use Policy Agreement

Online Teen Speak from Parent Info

This site is really useful and includes a list of lingo and their abbreviations that children may use.  http://parentinfo.org/article/online-teen-speak-updated

Digital Parenting magazine

The Parent Zone and Vodafone have just released their latest Digital Parenting magazine it contains lots of information and tips for parents about what their kids are doing online/ on their smartphones and how they can help to protect their children.  Its free for schools to order via the link below and you can order as many copies as you would like.  There is also an electronic version available in the link which could be added to your website or sent out via school Twitter feed.

http://www.theparentzone.co.uk/vodafone_digital_parenting_order_form/5248

CEOP (Child On-Line Protection) Parents Area

This site offers advice and guidance for all types of online behaviours be it on line gaming, social networking, sharing and much more.  Your children will be familiar with the child version of this site as it used in school you could perhaps ask them to help you with navigating through it.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

A Parents’ Guide to Facebook

Would you know whether your son/ daughters profile is set to public or private?  Would you know how to check?  Do you know what POS stands for when children are online chatting (Parent Over Shoulder)?  Do you know what Phishing is?  Facebook is very popular amongst young people (and many adults) this guide is produced annually to keep parents up to date with tips for keeping their children safe when using Facebook and informing them of the latest trends for Facebook usage.

http://www.connectsafely.org/pdfs/fbparents.pdf

Cyber Bullying

Cyberbullying is becoming more prevalent amongst children and young people when they are online, particularly as the popularity of online gaming continues to increase.  To help parents deal with any incidents of cyberbullying or if you think your child maybe a victim of online bullying there is advice and guidance for you as a parent and how to deal with such scenarios.

http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/advice/parents-carers.aspx

Share, Take Care: tips for parents

This short guide will help you to make sure your teen stays safe and happy online.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/guides/parents-safety

Parent’s Guides

A Parent Guide to Cyberbulling
A Parent Guide to Facebook
A Parent Guide to Google +
A Parent Guide to Instagram
A Parent Guide to Snapchat
A Parent Guide to Being Share Aware