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This is Year 2 explaining on Safer Internet Day, what they would wish for to make the internet a safer place
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Understanding Screen Addiction and Responsible Digital Use – Information for Parents:
If you would like some more information on screen addiction and how you can reduce your screen time, this link offers a guide on the subject.
This guide offers:
  • Informative insights into increased screen use during COVID-19 - with phone usage up by about 30% from pre-pandemic levels.
  • Step-by-step advice on how to take control of your screen use by identifying triggers, scheduling screen time, and setting restrictions on your phone.
  • Useful information on digital detoxers and dieters: 7 in 10 people have tried to moderate their digital consumption in some way, with 37% deleting an app and 27% turning off notifications.
  • Quotes from experts appear throughout, along with useful links for further reading on the topic.

Online Safety links:
Links to lots of websites offering support and information (taken from Keep Children Safe in Education September 2020)

Keep it real online – parent resource
Keep it real online is a New Zealand Government campaign to support parents and caregivers to keep their children safe online.
There are lots of benefits for children and young people online, but they can also be targets of crime and exploitation. It is important to educate children and help them develop online safety skills so they can navigate the internet in a safe, happy and healthy way.
There is lots of useful information and parent guides here

ThinkUKnow has made these guides to sharing images.
In these videos we explore why children and young people like to share images, the risks and what you can do as a parent of carer.
Please click on the image to access the videos.

During these difficult times, our children will, potentially, spending more time on their personal devices and online. To help support you with some of the challenges that this may bring we have provided a list of websites and places of support to get help and advice.

We would also encourage you to sign up to The National Online Safety website. Here you can find lots of free guides and resources to support yourself and your family.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school in the usual way.

Support to keep your children safe online includes:
  • Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
  • Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
  • Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
  • Internet Matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
  • London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
  • Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
  • Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
  • UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services.

The Government has also provided:

If you or a member of your family is concerned about something then please contact any of the following organisations:

We hope you find our site informative and interesting and welcome feedback at any time. If you would like to visit the school please do not hesitate to contact the school office any time. If you require paper copies of any information on our website, please ask at the office.

Red Oaks Primary School, Redhouse Way, North Swindon Learning Campus, Swindon SN25 2AN
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Red Oaks is strongly committed to protecting and safeguarding children and expects all staff and volunteers to embrace this commitment.

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