Keeping your child safe on-line

Do you ever feel that your children know more about online technologies than you do?  You are not alone.  Mobile phones, tablets and computers are now a key part of everyday life for many children and young people to stay connected. These technologies create huge opportunities for everyone, but can be overwhelming and present challenges to keeping children safe online.

Used correctly, they can be educational, fun and an exciting source of communication, a great way to explore, socialise, learn and play, but used incorrectly, or in the wrong hands they can be both threatening and dangerous.

It is important for parents/carers to understand what students do online and what risks they face. 
There is a wealth of advice and support available online for everyone.  Some of these links are shown below:

 

Useful Websites to help keep your child safe online:

Expert support & practical tips to help parents keep their children safe online Information and advice for young people & parents/carers, about staying safe when on a phone, tablet or computer A law enforcement agency to help keep children & young people safe from sexual abuse & grooming online
Multi-Award-winning online safety education for the whole school community A non-profit organisation working with others to help make the Internet a great and safe place for children Internet safety resources & guides for parents, carers & educators.
Helping your teen stay safe online A short (20-30mins) online safeguarding course An international organisation to minimise the availability of online child sexual abuse content
An app to help the wellbeing of young people online To help you to understand the risks and keep your child safe; from setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps. The latest tips, advice and resources to help children and young people have a safe and positive time online.
Guide to apps, games & social media sites Helping everyone to report harmful content online Live and pre-recorded online sessions on cyber safety for young people aged 13-25
A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media A collaboration between ParentZone & NCA-CEOP providing help, advice & guidance for families in a digital world  Providing education & advocacy to families to promote safe technology & media for children

 

Report concerns

If you have any safeguarding concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Email: safeguarding@westleigh.wigan.sch.uk

Page updated: 07/05/2022