Children today are growing up with technology all around them as part of their everyday lives. Children explore technology at school as part of the curriculum and at home for both pleasure & Remote Learning oppertunities. With this in mind, it is imperative that you as parents are aware of the risks and dangers that come with advancing technology; particularly with the Internet.
How to stay secure when using Zoom
Do not share the link or the meeting ID on public platforms (and if you share photos of the meeting make sure the ID is not visible)
Never use the personal meeting ID, instead allow Zoom to create a random number for each meeting
Add a meeting password
Set screen sharing to "host only"
Disable file transfer
Disable "join before host"
Disable "allow removed participants to rejoin"
Also, read the terms and conditions before signing up!
Remember to stay safe whilst using the internet!
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 wellbeing including how to keep them safe online.
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 info. It's has advice on on many different online safety topics including keeping children safe from online trolls. https://parentinfo.org
Jessie and Friends
To see the latest information for parents on how to keep their 4-7 years olds safe on line, 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 should be 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.
You Tube have updated their parental control options to give parents better filtering management, these new controls are called 'Supervised Experience'. Click on the link below to watch a short video produced by You Tube that explains how you set up the 'Sepervised Experience' on your own devices. Alternatively for very young children 'Kids Tube' is a great option and can be downloaded for free!
If you would like to know more information about how to keep your child safe when they are using a smartphone here is a very useful and informative link
Inclusive Digital Safety
The Inclusive Digital Safety resource is for teachers and parents of children and young people with SEND, who are care-experienced or LQBTQ+. This is a brand new hub full of superb advice and guidance, click on the link below to explore what they have to offer.
In Game Chat
Click on the link below to watch a short video clip that explains what in game chat is and how it can be made safer.
Supporting School Documents
Child Net Internetional - all you will need to know to keep your child safe online.
Learn about E-Safety - for children and parents.
ThinkUKnow - How to report internet abuse
PANTS - a simple way for parents to teach their chldren how to stay safe from abuse (both E-safety & Safeguarding related issues)