Staying Cyber Safe

Technology is a huge part of most children's lives and as such, it is becoming increasingly essential for young people to know how to keep themselves safe when using technology.

At Manor Field School, in addition to ongoing teaching during curriculum lessons from their class teacher, all children receive additional sessions every year from our computing leader and from the local police liaison officer; these sessions focus on teaching children how to stay 'cyber safe'.

The following websites are also useful in reinforcing these messages and will help you and your child be confident that they know what to do in certain situations when using the internet and other technology: 

http://parentinfo.org  

This website provides a range of comprehensive information to parents regarding how to keep their child safe online.   

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe

Do you know how to stay safe online?

Dongle the rabbit will teach you all he knows with his video and quiz.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/14979083

Test your knowledge of internet safety with this quiz from CBBC Newsround.

There’s also further information if you’re not sure on anything.

http://www.gridclub.com/ 

The cybercafé within Gridclub is a safe online community where you can make choices without getting hurt. You can join in the fun at the cybercafé by playing the game.

If your school isn’t teaching the Internet Proficiency scheme through Gridclub, why not speak to your teachers about it and tell them how exciting it is!

http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/default.aspx

Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online. There’s a section for kids under 11 years old and a separate section for those over 11 years old.

4 great games will test your online safety knowledge

http://www.disney.co.uk/DisneyOnline/Safesurfing/main.html 

Find out about safe surfing with Doug and his friends.

http://www.netsmartzkids.org/

Be totally cool and show your friends how much you know about Internet safety by watching the video clips on here. There are also loads of activities and games that will test your knowledge!

http://www.safekids.com/quiz/index.html  

The Online Safety Quiz is your chance to show that you know how to be a safe Internet surfer. Answer each question and, when you get it right, you'll go to the next question.

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ 

The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre. You may have seen some of their video clips on National TV recently.

There’s a lot of information here for bothchildren and adults – parents even have their own area of the site!

Teachers have the chance to train from the professionals and then deliver suitable training in schools.