When online using Zoom, Class Dojo or Tapestry, we keep you safe when learning from home by:
- ensuring that links to online meetings are only ever sent to parent/carer emails, Class Dojo or Tapestry.
- we follow the school code of conduct and send appropriate communications to parents/carers and pupils.
- we conduct live lessons in a quiet, safe space.
Can parents and carers:
- ensure that both they and their children are appropriately dressed in photographs or online.
- that a responsible adult remains in the room for all group teaching sessions. If this cannot happen, then parents should not allow their child to join the online learning session. This is not necessary for DSL meetings with children as these will be recorded.
- be responsible for ensuring work that is uploaded on Tapestry and Class Dojo is appropriate.
- talk to their children about not accessing age-inappropriate material on devices
- knowing who their children are talking to online
- setting up age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices
- Internet filters should be used to block malicious websites. These are usually free, but often need to be turned on.
Here are additional resources to support parents and carers to keep your children safe online:
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, 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
NSPCC has advice on setting up parental controls, tips on how to talk to children about online safety, including the risk of sharing and receiving nude images and how to support children if they have seen something online that has upset them