Parent Support E-Safety & National Online Safety
Ocean Academy is taking a proactive, whole school community approach to internet safety by joining up with the National Online Line Safety platform. This platform enables high quality, up to date training for all staff and parents as well as supporting the Ocean Academy community to work towards achieving National Online Safety accreditation. This will ensure we are continually monitoring our provision and practices with regards to keeping everyone safe online.
We invite parents to join us and upskill themselves on issues surrounding online safety. Find out how in the letter below:
National online safety parent support guides
The National Online Safety platform provides a wealth of information for parents and they produce excellent support guides for various apps and online safety themes, all of which can be found here: https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides
Youtube parental controls
New controls have been released by YouTube to give parents better filtering management. Previously the only filtering option was ‘Restricted Mode’ which basically meant videos flagged as 18+ were filtered out. Called ‘Supervised Experience’ there are now filters for:
Explore – 9+
Explore More – 13+
Most of YouTube – all videos except 18+ (the current Restricted Mode)
YouTube released a handy explainer video which you can link to from your school website or share via your channels. The link is HERE.
Additional links and resources for e-safety
Please find below a list of further links and resources for e-safety.
Advice for parents can be found on the Thinkuknow website.
Vodafone produces a very useful on line safety guidance tool for parents.
The South West Grid for Learning also has a lot of advice for practitioners and parents.
The Safe Schools and Communities team (Dorset police) are able to offer several training packages for children, parents and staff.
More information is available by contacting the SSCT directly on: 01202 222844 or SSCT@Dorset.PNN.Police.uk.
They are also available for advice on Online safety concerns.
The UK Safer internet centre runs a help line for professionals.
Useful information for parents Keeping Children Safe in Education – LCSB
Keeping children safe on the internet is important for parents and carers as well as staff at Ocean Academy.
Please find some helpful information below to help you as parents and carers talk to your child about internet safety.
Another e safety link please take a look the Dorset Police website.
NSPCC Out Alone Guide – Need to Know: is my child ready to go out alone?