The Internet is an amazing tool for us all to use to help communicate and find out information. It can have a fantastic impact on children’s learning. In order to ensure children have a positive experience on the internet, it is important we take care to protect them from some of the dangers online. Many children want to use social media, therefore it is important that we ensure the children in our care use social media responsibly and safely.
Please find below our guides to keeping children safe online:
There is a fantastic source of up-to-date information on the recent developments in technology and their potential risks to children (and the rest of us), called DITTO. You can download the latest edition for free here.
Please find links below for further information of how to keep your child safe online:
- London Borough of Tower Hamlets -Guide to E-Safety
- Internet Matters - detailed advice to help you manage parental controls and much more.
- CEOP - Has something happened online that has made you feel worried or unsafe? You can make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors through CEOP
- DfE advice on bullying, including cyber-bullying.
- Government page about online safety.
Parents can also contact the free NSPCC Online Safety Helpline with questions about parental controls or concerns about a social network their children are using on 0808 8005002.
If you have any concerns about your child's safety, please come and speak the Designated Safeguarding Officer or a member of the Senior Leadership Team.