Digital technology is a crucial part of young people’s lives in and out of school and a valuable tool for learning.
We take online safety extremely seriously at Chipping Ongar Primary School and encourage children to use the internet responsibly and sensibly both at school and at home.
Tips for parents:
- Know what your children are doing online and who they are talking to.
- Ask them to teach you to use any applications you have never used.
- Keeping the computer in a family room means that you can share your child’s online experience and that they are less likely to act inappropriately (i.e. via webcam).
- Help your children to understand that they should never give out personal details to online friends, personal information includes their messenger ID, email address, mobile number and any pictures of themselves, their family or friends. If your child publishes a picture or video online, anyone can change it or share it. Remind them that anyone may be looking at their images and one day a future employer could!
- If your child receives spam/junk email & texts, remind them never to believe them, reply to them or use them. It’s not a good idea for your child to open files that are from people they don’t know. They won’t know what they contain — it could be a virus, or worse — an inappropriate image or film.
- Help your child to understand that some people lie online and therefore it’s better to keep online mates online. They should never meet up with any strangers without an adult they trust.
Please see below useful links and guides, along with our E-safety updates for more information on keeping safe online.
Parent and Carer E-Safety Updates
10 Top Tips...
Parent and Carer Game and App Guides
Parent and Carer Information and guides
Snap Chat Parent Guide
Remote Learning Guide
Amazon Alexa Parent Guide