How to Stay 'Cybercafe' during Covid-19 Closure
During this period of school closure your child may be using the internet more often than usual. If you notice anything unusual or concerning please use the link below to report it.
Below is a list of support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online:
Internet matters for support for
parents and carers to keep their children safe online
London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
UK Safer Internet Centre- advice for parents and carers
Some useful information for grown ups:
- be aware of your on-line reputation, which consists of information you post about yourself and information posted by others, and consider that when seeking employment, many prospective employers will use publicly available on-line information. Remember, the internet never forgets!
- keep passwords secret and protect access to accounts.
- regularly review your privacy settings.
- discuss expectations with friends - are you happy to be tagged in photos?
- be aware that, increasingly individuals are being held to account in the courts for the things they say on social network sites.
- keep personal phone numbers private.
- keep a record of your phone's unique International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number, keep phones secure and report thefts to the police and mobile operator as soon as possible.
- keep any evidence of an incident, for example not deleting text messages or emails and by taking a screen capture of material, including the URL or web addresses.
- post information and photos about yourself publicly that you wouldn't want employers or colleagues to see.
- retaliate to any incident or inappropriate messages.