Safe Online Learning
Although teachers are checking resources and links before they post anything on the website, there may be an occasion when something happens that causes your children or yourselves concern.
Please remind your children that if they come across anything online that causes them concern, they must tell you straightaway. If this is something that has been linked from school, please inform school straightaway so that we can deal with it by following our own Online Safety procedures.
You can email email@example.com to do this.
The government has also published age appropriate practical support for children to access. Please show your children these links:
Childline - for support
UK Safer Internet Centre - to report and remove harmful online content
CEOP - for advice on making a report about online abuse
These sites can be used to reinforce the importance of children being safe online. It will be especially important for you to be aware of what your children are being asked to do online and what sites they will be asked to access. Communication with teachers should be done via parent/carer email addresses. Your children should not be asked to communicate with anyone online.
If you choose to supplement Asterdale online learning with learning from online companies and in some cases individual tutors you must check that you are securing online support from a reputable organisation/individual who can provide evidence that they are safe and can be trusted to have access to children.
Further support to keep your children safe online includes:
Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers
The Department for Education has encouraged schools to share this support and information with parents and carers.
Continue to take of yourselves.