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Parents - E-Safety

For the attention of: All Schools

Subject:  Parent and Carer Online Toolkit (Childnet)

The new non-statutory guidance published in the summer, Teaching Online Safety (2019, DfE), recommends that schools 'Proactively [engage] staff, pupils and parents/carers in school activities that promote the agreed principles of online safety' (see paragraph 42).

Childnet have updated their parent and carer toolkit that will help parents have conversations about online safety. Their booklet 'Let's talk about life online' includes ten key messages that should be shared with children:

1.    "You can always come to me if you need help."

2.    "What would you do if this happened…?"

3.    "Remember that not everyone is who they say they are online."

4.    "Keep your personal information safe, and other people’s too."

5.    "Be respectful to others online."

6.    "Think before you post."

7.    "Remember to ask if it’s okay."

8.    "Remember not everything is true online."

9.    "The things other people post online might not always show what their life is really like."

10.  "Recognise how going online makes you feel and take a break when you need to."

For the attention of: Early Years 

Subject:  Hungry Little Minds

From HM Government - Simple, fun activities for kids, from new-born to five including Apps for 2 to 5 year olds.  Fantastic resource to include on your school website and social media feeds.

For the attention of: All Schools

Subject:  Tackling criminal exploitation (Children's Society)

The Children's Society, along with many other organisations, are working to disrupt the activity of criminal gangs and keep young people safer. They work with the police to stop county lines activity and recognise the young people that have been exploited by criminal gangs as victims, not criminals.
The Children's Society has developed resources for parents and professionals if they are worried a young person is involved in county lines.

Criminal exploitation: A guide for parents

The guidance is also available in other languages.
All the Children's Society materials are really useful, the three below are especially important to read and share:
Disruption checklist for child criminal exploitation

For the attention of: All Schools

Subject: Anti-Bullying Week resources 

Source: NSPCC Learning

Date: 31 October 2019

Anti-Bullying Week takes place on 11-15 November 2019. NSPCC Learning has made available resources to support activities including: information on protecting children from bullying and cyberbullying; podcasts on preventing bullying and keeping children safe; and online courses.

For the attention of: All Schools

Subject: CEOP Education News

Parental engagement is crucial in making sure children receive consistent online safety messages at home and at school/within your organisation. But we often hear from members of our network that doing this effectively can be a challenge.
Here are 3 ways you can get parents involved in your online safety education:


1. Run a workshop using our presentations

Use our presentations to help parents and carers understand the behaviour of their child online, the risks and the resources they can use to help them stay safer online.

You'll find separate presentations for parents of primary and secondary-aged children that highlight the most popular activities with that particular age group.

Struggling with attendance? Some suggestions on when to run a session from our network:

Parents' evenings

Open evening and transition events

Class assemblies, presentations and school productions

Immediately before/after drop off or pick up

Record the session as a webinar and post on your website

2. Share our advice for parents on your socials

You can use our articles to inform parents of the opportunities and risks presented by the online world, and help them feel more confident when talking to their child about sensitive topics such as relationships, sex and image sharing.
Share some of our most popular articles in your next newsletter or social media post:

3. Embed Parent Info in your website

Its newsfeed function, which you can embed in your website, provides easy access to up-to-date articles with advice across topics such as:

Games, apps and technology

Sex and relationships

Health and wellbeing

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