At Puss Bank we take internet safety very seriously.
- The children are all taught how to use the internet in a safe and responsible way.
- They are constantly reminded about acceptable use.
- They are also told what to do if they see something that upsets them and who they should report it to.
Our website is a safe way for the children to learn about using the internet, creating their own homepages, using forums etc.
Usernames and passwords will be given out shortly. Please help us to keep our site secure by helping your child to learn their username and password but to stress that they must not tell anyone else.
We would like your support in helping to educate your children about using the internet in a safe and responsible way.
Thinkuknow is the education programme from CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
Explore one of the six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you're on a phone, tablet or computer.
Concerned about exploitation online? Report using the following link!
For more information for both children and parents about how to keep safe online click on the links below.
Latest guidance from the Government on online learning from home and keeping children safe: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-staying-safe-online#parents
Virgin Media have launched handy tools to help parents of web-ready kids stay ahead of the curve, including 'Switched on Families' and Internet Matters' - https://www.virginmedia.com/shop/broadband/parental-control
Online activity can be monitored via your broadband provider to ensure that your child stays safe on the internet.
GoCompare have compiled a guide to broadband parental controls and internet safety for children.
National Online Safety offers free online safety guidance for parents on the latest apps, games, platforms and devices. It can be accessed on line at https://nationalonlinesafety.com and followed on Facebook and Instagram.
We would encourage parents to visit the site and use the guidance to understand what their children are accessing and to apply parental settings to all apps and games as well as regularly checking devices including images, installed apps and conversations.
Parental support from Keeping Children Safe in Education
- 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
- Commonsensemedia provide independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media for children and their parents
- Government advice about protecting children from specific online harms such as child sexual abuse, sexting, and cyberbullying
- Government advice about security and privacy settings, blocking unsuitable content, and parental controls
- Internet Matters provide 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 152
- Let’s Talk About It provides advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
- London Grid for Learning provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
- Stopitnow resource from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation can be used by parents and carers who are concerned about someone’s behaviour, including children who may be displaying concerning sexual behaviour (not just about online)
- National Crime Agency/CEOP Thinkuknow provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- Net-aware provides support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
- Parentzone provides help for parents and carers on how to keep their children safe online
- Parent info from Parentzone and the National Crime Agency provides support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
- UK Safer Internet Centre provide tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online