At Wavendon Gate School we recognise the important role that modern technology plays in children’s learning and know that the internet can provide a rich and wonderful resource to support and enhance learning.
As part of our school’s approach to teaching children how to use modern technology responsibly, we teach children the importance of keeping safe and to understand how to do this when using the internet and electronic devices. See our online policy below.
Click on the link below to view parent online safety guides produced by the National Online Safety Hub
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Internet Matters is one of the best online safety guides on the internet. If you only visit one website on this list, make it this one. Features a huge amount of guides on social networks, online gaming and apps as well as comprehensive guides on how to setup and use parental controls and privacy settings on a huge range of devices. Highly recommended:
The Net Aware and Share Aware websites from NSPCC have some great guides to the social networks, online games and websites that children might be using as well as resources to help you have those difficult conversations with your children about online safety. They also have a newsletter you can sign up for to keep up to date with new social networks, apps and more:
This website has a dedicated section for parents which contains some useful resources and also help and advice should you need to report an incident.
The National Online Safety website
This website has some great platform guides to help you learn more about some of the games, apps and websites that children are using:
All children loved to play games but the hardest thing for adults is knowing which games are suitable for your children. The PEGI (Pan European Game Information) website will explain their age ratings and content indicators allowing you to make informed decisions.
ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) – This website is very similar but has reports in more detail. ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board).
If you still are unsure, have a look at the guide on Childline. This website might be able to answer your questions. Remember online gaming is on the rise and we need to keep children safe.