While we are all at home, we are spending more time than ever on our devices. While this may be necessary during a time like this, it is also important to remind and teach children the importance of staying safe online. We have previously shared tips and resources which you can click here to revisit.
Here are some new fantastic resources which have parent guides and short lessons for children to work through.
Learning about online safety at home (ThinkUKnow)
ThinkUKnow have created a page to support parents and young people online. The site includes home activity packs for a range of age groups with simple 15 minute activities support children’s understanding of online safety at a time. There is also a parent help-sheet with usual support information for children of primary age groups.
Click on the links below to access the lessons:
- Parents Helpsheet for primary children
- Ages 4-5 Activity 1
- Ages 4-5 Activity 2
- Ages 4-5 Activity 3
- Ages 4-5 Activity 4
- Ages 4-5 Reward Chart
- Ages 5-7 Activity 1
- Ages 5-7 Activity 2
- Ages 5-7 Activity 3
- Ages 5-7 Activity 4
- Ages 5-7 Reward Chart
- Ages 8-10 Activity 1
- Ages 8-10 Activity 2
- Ages 8-10 Activity 3
- Ages 8-10 Activity 4
Be SMART: Online Safety Video Lessons for 6 – 9 year olds (Childnet)
Childnet have released six new easy-to-follow videos for parents and children to work through together, specifically aimed at 6-9 year olds. They consist of a 10 – 15 minute videos which offers simple, clear online safety advice using fun activities, games and discussion. There are optional follow-up activities to extend children’s learning. Click on the picture below to access the website.
Child online safety during lockdown: where to report (Information for Parents)
Technology has been a life-saver throughout the lockdown period and it has enabled children to stay connected to their friends and school community. But despite all the benefits, online risks have not gone away.
As a parent, you are in the best position to notice if something isn’t quite right with your child. While most children only have positive experiences online, occasionally things can go wrong. It is more important than ever for you and your child to know the best reporting and support routes, should either of you ever be worried about something online. If you feel you should report some online behaviour then please go to www.ceop.police.uk and see this article for more details.