On-line Safety at Nook Lane Junior School

At Nook Lane Junior School we are committed to educating children in how to stay safe online and how to be responsible users of the internet.

Parent Advice

With an ever-increasing number of apps and online games, we appreciate how difficult it is to keep on top of current trends in the lives of our children.

The advice we are given is to keep talking to your child about what they are currently interested in and discuss any concerns or worries they have. One of the sites becoming increasingly popular is TikTok, where children can view and post short video clips. Showing an awareness and basic understanding of current apps will help engage them in conversations.

We recommend the NSPCC NetAware website, which is full of useful information. Other sites are also available offering advice to help your child stay safe whilst online.

Other sites are also available offering advice to help your child stay safe whilst online.

A useful document provided by the government:

The Nook Lane Guide on Acceptable Use of Digital Information:

BBC OWN IT

Own It is a great new app developed by the BBC to help children to take control of their online lives. You may wish to explore its content with your child.

Become Internet Legends

This year we have introduced the Be Internet Legends Initiative as part of the school's ongoing commitment to educating our children on Online Safety. The scheme of work is supported by Parentzone and combines interesting lessons with some wonderful educational games provided by Google's Interland.

Whilst the children will be exploring Interland and aiming to become Internet Legends as part of their Computing curriculum, we gladly encourage any participation at home alongside parents and carers.

Follow the Be Internet Legends link to find out more.

Online Safety Day

As part of their ongoing online safety education, the children recently participated in a range of activities during Internet Safety Day. They learnt all about online friendships, being kind online and fake news.

In the assembly, Mr Thornton talked to the children about thinking carefully about what we say online. Saying things online is like trying to get toothpaste back in it's tube - once said it is very hard to get back to how things used to be.

For more information, follow the link:

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2020

UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three leading charities - Childnet International, the Internet Watch Foundation and South West Grid for Learning, (SWGfL) - with a shared mission to make the internet a better place for children and young people.

The partnership was appointed by the European Commission as the Safer Internet Centre for the UK in January 2011 and is one of the 31 Safer Internet Centres of the Insafe network.

The UK Safer Internet Centre delivers a wide range of activity to promote the safe and responsible use of technology by children and young people:

  • coordinates Safer Internet Day in the UK, reaching millions every year. In 2018 Safer Internet Day reached 45 of young people and 30% of parents in the UK.
  • founded and operates an online safety helpline for professionals working with children in the UK, including teachers, police officers, GPs and more
  • operates the UK's hotline for reporting online child sexual abuse imagery
  • develops new advice and educational resources for children, parents and carers and teachers to meet emerging trends in the fast-changing online environment
  • delivers education sessions for children, parents, carers, teachers and the wider children's workforce, including free events across the UK
  • trains children and young people to be peer educators and champions for the safe and positive use of technology
  • shapes policy at school, industry and government level, both in the UK and internationally, and facilitates youth panels to give young people a voice on these issues.

For more information visit www.saferinternet.org.uk and the websites of the partners: Childnet, the Internet Watch Foundation and SWGfL.