Need help or information for staying safe online?
Priory school is committed to keeping our students safe in the online world as well as in the real world. All students are taught about staying safe on the internet throughout the different year groups and we will do our best to help any students who have questions on this topic.
The aim of Priory School is to ensure all students have a good understanding of the world wide web and know how to use it safely and respectfully. Social Media has become a very popular network of apps/websites that children enjoy being a part of.Many children are unaware of the age limits for these sites.Most social media sites require account holders to be a minimum age of 13 years butin April 2018 WhatsApp raised their limit to 16 years.
How can I support my child online and ensure they stay safe on the web?
There are many things that can be done to help your child and it is always a good idea to monitor what they are doing online. We advise that you always set up accounts with your children and understand how an app/website works. Be aware of what they are doing online, discuss it and know how to help them if anything goes wrong.
If you need guidance in anyway then the school will be happy to help you. You can also visit the CEOP website for information.
The National Online Safety organisation has produced many useful guides to help you understand some of the apps and websites being used by your child(ren).For ease, the most common are below.
Online IssuesCyber Crime Online Bullying Cyberbullying Online Challenges Online Hate Online Hoaxes Screen Addiction Spotting Fake News Online Grooming Trolling and Online Abuse Hacking Online Content - Staying Safe
GeneralAge Ratings - Parents Guide Age Ratings Internet Controls Conversation Starters Remote Access Computers in the Early Years Webcams Being Online - Tips for Children How Not to Be a Screen Zombie Protecting Personal Data Search Engines VPNs - Virtual Private Networks
Mobile PhonesAndroid Content Settings Android Privacy Settings SOS Samsung iPhone Content Settings iPhone Privacy Settings SOS iPhone SOS Google Phone Smartphone - Tips for Children Location Tracking
Other DevicesAmazon Alexa Home Devices Children's Devices New Devices Fitness Trackers
GamingGames Consoles Playstation 4 Playstation 5 XBox One XBox Series X Nintendo Switch Minecraft Fortnite Fortnite Chapter 2 Roblox Among Us Fifa 20 Fifa 21 Streamers and Influencers Parenting Gamers Games and Violent Behaviour Gaming Disorder
Social MediaSocial Media - Tips for Children Discord SnapChat Facebook Facebook Messenger TikTok Twitter Instagram WhatsApp You Tube FaceApp Likes - Social Pressures Friends and Followers - Social Pressures Friends and Followers Influencers - Social Pressures Apperence - Social Pressures Sadfishing Catfishing
TV, Film and StreamingDisney+ Netflix YouTube Kids Video Streaming Apps and Sites Streaming Live Streaming Music Streaming
ShoppingEBay Safer Online Shopping The App Store
Mental HealthShare a Smile - Supporting Mental Health Social Media - Supporting Mental Health Help with Social Media - Supporting Mental Health Stress Awareness - Challenges Supporting Mental Awareness Conversation Starters - Supporting Mental Health Be Kind Online - Supporting Mental Health How to Be Kind Online - Supporting Mental Health
Google have also created a great online safety game aimed at KS2 aged children. Click here to give it a try