It is important for parents and carers to communicate the importance of staying safe online to young children. E-Safety is taught within every year group at Smith's Wood Primary Academy throughout the year. All children are taught about how to use the Internet safely and what to do if they interact with someone they do not know online. We also discuss certain apps and games that the children might encounter these issues on such as TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram. Please find below online safety guides for your reference from National Online Safety.
Advice for parents
As a parent, you'll know how important the Internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves. However, you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content.
To try and help parents with the fast moving and changing world of Internet and social media, we've suggested a few Internet sites below which are fantastic resources. They contain information on different types of social media and how to help keep children safe.