The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children with new applications developed on a daily basis. At Mayfield Grammar School we feel it is very important that our school, parents and students work together to take a shared responsibility for the safe use of the Internet.
We are therefore delighted to announce that MGSG has shown our commitment to protecting our students online and have worked with National Online Safety to deliver an interactive online workshop for all of our parents & carers.
The course can be taken at your own convenience and covers:
Information about online dangers and the newest platforms
What online risks to look out for and how to protect your child
Interactive quizzes to check your understanding
Please find below the URL you need to visit to register your account:
You will need to complete your details and select “I am a: Parent” from the dropdown menu.
Once you have registered, you will be able to access the “Online Safety for Parents and Carers’ course and National Online Safety’s resources (which includes 50+ online platform guides on the latest social media channels and games). This aims to help empower parents with the knowledge to protect their children from the dangers of the internet.
If you have any questions, or trouble accessing the course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have also included some additional suggestions as to how Parents/Carers can protect our students and make them safer online:
- Encourage your child to tell you when they see something online which upsets them.
Know how to report to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone's online behaviour towards your child. Parents and children can both report at www.ceop.gov.uk or www.thinkuknow.co.uk
3. Visit Childnet International
4. Visit Digizen
5. For useful 'How to' guides and information and advice about how to help protect young people online, go to:
Safer Internet Day 5 February 2019
Safer Internet Day (SID) is an annual, worldwide event will be held on Tuesday 5 February 2019 to help encourage a better internet, with this year's theme— the 4 R's of Cyber Safety: Respect, Responsibility, Reasoning and Resilience.
Respect – I treat myself and others the way I like to be treated. Last year the slogan for this day was “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”. It is important for us to ask ourselves before we post any message on the internet or social media, ‘would I consider it respectful if it was something about me or to do with my life?’
Responsibility – I am accountable for my actions and I take a stand when I feel something is wrong. Are you a good ‘Digital Citizen?’ – being a good Digital Citizen involves being responsible for how YOU behave when using things such as the internet, mobile phones, social media and so on. Think before you ‘post’ and take responsibility for your actions. Remember that once it is posted, that information is no longer in your control.
Reasoning – I question what is real. This is about being sensible about what you see or read on the internet or social media. It is always important to realise that just because something has been posted or said, it does not make it true. Always question ‘Do I know beyond any doubt that this is true?’
Resilience – I get back up from tough situations. Digital resilience is ‘the ability to bounce back from difficult times online over time’. To build this ability think about the following:
Are there things I know I could change now about how I use the internet and social media?
Are there times I know I should put down my mobile, or tablet?