Check the Settings
Don’t forget, the single most important thing you can do to protect your child online is to check the settings of any new app or device that they use.
Please take a look at the Apps and Websites We Love – these are all suitable for primary age children and can be easily downloaded onto a range of devices. Most are free.
Your child has a password for MyMaths where there are lots of interactive maths games that they can play.
Espresso is a wonderful website with lots of interactive activities and a great coding section.
Have a happy, safe, online holiday!!
Apps and Websites We Love
Internet Safety at Nutfield Church
Over the last ten years or so, there has been an explosion in the use of digital technology. It has become an everyday part of our lives, with our means of communication, shopping, entertainment and sources of information all driven by the internet. Its basic premise of interconnectivity is both useful and desirable and, to put it quite simply, human beings of all ages love it!
However, there is a darker side to all this technology. Children are, by their very nature, inexperienced and inquisitive. To them, the digital world offers an exciting blend of fun and social interaction and it is easy for them to jump right into it by downloading a whole host of apps, without a thought for how they might be compromising their safety.
At Nutfield Church School, we teach children in all classes how to stay safe in the online world, through regular Internet Safety lessons, using a mixture of videos and activities, aimed at their different ages and experiences. As staying safe online straddles school and home, we encourage parent, family and wider school community involvement in our efforts to inform children about the digital world.
This page contains a variety of information and ideas about how you can keep your family safe online. We have included videos, websites and fact sheets from many trusted organisations with an interest and expertise in this area, including CEOP, NSPCC, and the BBC.
Many of these resources are aimed at primary aged children and we encourage you to share them with your children so that they understand both the advantages and disadvantages of the digital world and begin to navigate their path safely through it.
Internet Safety News
All the children in the school have taken part in a school survey, Appsolutely Fabulous, designed to find out about their online habits – which games and apps they like to play, and how and when they play them.
The results will be posted here at the Internet Safety Drop In Sessions on Tuesday 6th February.
Parental Controls and Settings
Here are a series of links to websites and documents relating to Internet Safety.
- NSPCC Share Aware
- CEOP ThinkUKnow
- BBC Own It
- UK Safer Internet Centre
- O2 and NSPCC NetAware – General website
- O2 and NSPCC NetAware – Popular sites, apps and games reviews
- Childnet International – Parents’ Guide to Technology
- Surrey County Council Internet Safety Family Advice
- Parent Zone
- Children’s Commissioner Digital Pages