CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being
pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind.
You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre for information and advice and
make a report directly to CEOP.
Keeping your child safe online
Online safety is a vitally important part of modern education and something that is engaged with by all year groups at Fairfields.
Pupils have weekly online safety activities delivered by their class teacher as well as the topic being taught as part of their weekly computing lessons. Each year the whole school takes part in Internet Safety Day in February.
The online world is a rapidly changing landscape, therefore we aim to instill values and behaviours that will allow our students to be safe regardless of technological developments. By the end of their time with Fairfields they should be able to:
- use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly;
- recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour;
- identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact
If you’re uncertain or worried about how to support your child with technology, then speak to us!
Feel free to make an appointment with Mr. Hewlett (via the office) to discuss your issue or concern.
Alternatively, you might find your question answered in the below advice or weblinks.
Using the Internet safely.
The Internet is a fantastic source of fun a learning, but it's worth following some simple rules to help your children stay safe online.
- Always sit with young children when they use the internet.
- There are plenty of safe places for children to play and learn on the web. Find and save them as shortcuts.
- Adjust browser settings and filters to protect children from unsuitable sites.
- Get older children to use the computer, laptop or tablet in a family room or a place you share.
- Talk to your child about how to stay safe online and let them know they can talk to you if they find themselves in any sort of trouble.
If you’re uncertain of how to support your child with technology, then speak to us! Feel free to make an appointment with Mr Hewlett (via the office) to discuss your issue or concern.
Alternatively, you might find your question answered in one of the below links.
Children and social media.
Nearly all social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Musical.ly and Skype have a minimum age of 13 to access and use their services. Whatsapp now has a minimum age of 16.
As an adult, you should consider carefully the impact of anything you share on your own social media about your child. For example, could your post identify them to strangers or compromise their safety.
Apps on smartphones and tablets.
Many children now use apps on smartphones and tablets. Some of these devices have a child mode that stop children leaving the app they are using and accessing other things accidentally.
Some apps have 'in-app purchases' that require a payment to get extra features or progress in the game. Some devices have parental controls that require a password to be entered before a purchase can be made.
If your device has these features, consider turning them on.
Weblinks for Keeping Safe Online
Online safety advice for all ages groups, parents & carers..
Share pictures of your children safely online
Setting parental controls on various game consoles
Block or limit specific apps and features on your Apple devices.
Switch on YouTube safety Mode
How to set up filters on your home internet
A guide for parents and carers from Gov.uk
Your guide to the social networks your children use
Up to date guides for social media apps and platforms