Support for parents and carers to keep children safe online.

The introduction of the Computing curriculum in England aims to equip pupils with the knowledge, understanding and skills to use information and communication technology creatively and purposefully. A key aspect of this lies in being digitally literate. Online technologies play a huge role and so providing a broad and balanced online safety education at each key stage is vital to ensuring that pupils can navigate the online world safely and positively.

SJBC supports educational outcomes through the use of safe, secure and appropriate online technologies. ICT is now truly embedded in the curriculum and SJBC’s Internet connection is an essential part of teaching and learning. Online technologies have introduced: bring your own device(BYOD), cloud services and streaming media, with the Internet at the centre of this digital world. It is now more important than ever that SJBC connectivity is E-safe.

Click on the following link to access the latest government support and advice for keeping children safe online https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online
as well as tips from National Online Safety nationalonlinesafety.com/wakeupwednesday
and https://www.safetydetectives.com/blog/parents-guide-for-safe-youtube-and-internet-streaming-for-kids/

Below are simple guides to the popular apps/games. Click on the name to view the posters.

Google Family Link

This application allows you to set digital ground rules, manage screen time, and track the apps your child is using. By signing up for Google Family Link, you gain valuable insights into your teenager's online behaviour and can establish healthy usage patterns.

Here's how you can get started:

• Visit the Google Family Link website: Google Family Link

• Download the App: Find and download the Google Family Link app from the App Store or Google Play Store.

• Set Up Accounts: Follow the easy setup process to link your Google account with your teenager's device.

• Establish Ground Rules: Customise the settings to manage screen time, approve or block apps, and receive activity reports.

Monitoring your teenager's phone using tools like Google Family Link allows you to stay informed about their online activities, helping you guide and protect them from potential risks. It's an essential step in fostering open communication about responsible online behaviour.

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