Online Safety and Remote Learning
During this time of remote learning, the use of technology has been key. Please find below a list of important actions for families to check to ensure that your children are using technology safely in the home:
Ensure that your child only uses technology in a public space, supervised by a parent or carer. Do not let your child use technology unsupervised
Monitor all technology your children are using. Please check regularly all devices that your child is using and that they are not accessing APPs that are not age-appropriate.
Ensure that you have up to date parental controls on all devices that your children are accessing. If you are unsure what to use, the NSPCC website is excellent.
Please keep talking to your child about keeping safe online.
KS2 remote online safety learning, linking habits to ThinkuKnow resources
Some other helpful websites are:
NSPCC Online Safety
UK Safer Internet Centre
Advice on screen time
National Online Safety
Any online Safeguarding concerns should be reported to a member of the DSL team on: email@example.com
However, if a child is at immediate risk, please contact Somerset Direct on 0300 123 2224.
Technology is wonderful and it is a vital part of our children’s world and learning, but it is essential we continue to support them in using it in a safe and healthy way.