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Online Safety

At Roecliffe CE Primary School, we understand the importance of today’s technology and in the world in which our children are growing up in. Throughout their time at Roecliffe, children will have opportunities to use a range of devices such as laptops and tablets and will work both on and offline. Our school understands the importance of ensuring that all our children know how to remain safe when using technology both at home and at school. Our school uses opportunities to teach online safety in planned, discrete lessons and also through other subjects.

Top Tips for Parents:
1. Talk to your child, early and often
2. Explore online together
3. Know w
ho your child is talking to online
4. Set rules and boundaries
5. Make sure content is age-appropriate
6. Use parental controls to filter, restrict, monitor and report content
7. Check they know
how to use privacy settings and reporting tools

Parents Checklist:
I have enabled parental controls on my child’s devices (as appropriate)
I have disabled in-app purchases
I have installed YouTube Kids (if appropriate)
I know what games and websites my child uses
My child plays age-appropriate games
I know what social networking sites my child uses
I know who my child talks to online
I use different, strong passwords for different sites
We have agreed some family rules (eg online conduct, down time, contacts, shared content)
I know where to get support and report any concerns
My child knows how to report concerns and where to get additional support

We hope you find the below websites helpful
The below links offer parents guidance on online gaming

Online safety and gaming

Fortnite Battle Royale – What parents need to know

VR Safety advice

The below links offer guidance for younger children

A story for children aged 4 and above to share with an adult about ‘being on the internet’.

An online story for 3 – 7 year olds

A collection of 5 stories to educate children 3-7 years old about online safety