Online Safety is of paramount importance at St James and we are committed to supporting parents with their safety at home. We use a number of websites to support our children.
It is important to have regular conversations about staying safe online and to encourage children to speak to you if they come across something worrying online.
What harm might my child experience online?
You may have concerns about specific harms which children can experience online. There are more resources to help you understand and protect your child from different harms online, including:
child sexual abuse
exposure to radicalising content
youth-produced sexual imagery (‘sexting’)
exposure to age-inappropriate content, such as pornography
exposure to harmful content, such as suicide content.
These resources provide guidance for parents and carers to keep children safe online. They will, amongst other things, support you to talk to your child about a range of online safety issues, set up home filtering in a child-friendly way and set up age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices:
National Online Safety provides up-to-date guides for parents about the apps and websites that children are accessing. These guides help parents to understand what app/website is about and highlights potential dangers children may face whilst using them.
Thinkuknow by National Crime Agency-CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) provides resources for parents and carers and children of all ages to help keep children safe online.
Childnet has developed guidance for parents and carers to begin a conversation about online safety, as well as guidance on keeping under-fives safe online.
Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents and carers related to the digital world from leading experts and organisations.
NSPCC has guidance for parents and carers to help keep children safe online.
UK Safer Internet Centre provides tips and advice for parents and carers to keep children safe online - you can also report any harmful content found online through the UK Safer Internet Centre
Own It is a BBC website that is aimed at children and their parents about how to manage their online lives whilst keeping safe. It contains lots of useful videos, advice from celebrities and quizzes to complete.