Online Safety / Digital Wellbeing
Digital Wellbeing considers the impact of technology and digital services on people’s mental, physical and emotional health. It is important to understand and be able to identify the positive and negative impacts of engaging with digital devices and be aware of ways to manage and control these to improve wellbeing. Please read our parents guide to Digital Wellbeing for tips and advice about how to support your child’s digital well being including how to keep them safe online.
Keeping Your Child Safe Online – A Guide to Digital Wellbeing (Parent information leaflet)
Childnet also produce a leaflet for parents which you can download here.
To try and help parents with the fast moving and changing world of digital technology and social media we've suggested a few internet sites that offer fantastic tips and resources.
- Childnet is a great website, packed full of resources for parents and children regarding online safety.
- Think U Know has a great section for parents and covers topics such as gaming and talking to strangers. You can also search by topic or age range to find information that is relevant for your family.
- Internet Matters is another great site full of information and advice on a range of topics including cyber bulling and how to talk to your children about internet safety.
- There is a great online safety tool designed for parents launched by the Department for Education called Parent InfoIt has advice on on many different online safety topics including keeping children safe from online trolls.
Here are quick links to a range of Internet safety sites that you may find useful:
Jessie and Friends
To see the latest information for parents on how to keep their 4-7 years olds safe online, please click on the link below
It's important to remember that the legal age to have an account on most social media is 13 years old, therefore children younger than this should not have their own account. We at Grange feel strongly that this rule is adhered to however we are also aware that children may access social media without owning their own accounts such as through the accounts of parents, older siblings or friends.
Here are some Parent Fact Sheets & Guides To Popular Social Media to help you stay informed.
If you would like to know more information on how to keep your child safe when they are using a smartphone here is a very useful and informative link
Online Safety Newsletters
- Parental Controls booklet 2022 1
- Online Safety Newsletter Primary January 2023
- Online Safety Newsletter Primary February 2023
- Online Safety Newsletter Feb 2023 SID