At the Oxfordshire Hospital School we teach students about e-safety in our PSHE Curriculum.
This page is designed to give advice to parents and carers on helping your child stay safe online.
What can you do as a parent or carer to keep your child safe online?
Helping your child to stay safe online is just an extension of parenting in the real world. You need to understand what your child is doing and what the risks are so you can help them navigate a safe path through the virtual world.
Below are some resources from the excellent ThinkUKnow website created by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)
UK Safer Internet Centre – Parents and Carers
Detailed guidance on:
- How to set up parental controls offered by internet providers
- Parents’ guide to technology
- Advice and resources
An interactive guide to help you keep up to date with technology and how to keep children safe online. Created by Childnet Internatinal
If your child is being bullied or worried about other issues and wants to talk it over with another young person then they can do so at this site. They have a section for parents and carers.
Your guide to the social networks your kids use. Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today’s digital world
Below is a list of videos with comment that help to explore various e-safety issues
- Caught in the web – Lonely Princess – A Newsround special programme all about staying safe on the internet. The show, which is voiced by David Tennant, tells the story of a girl called Lonely Princess, who gets into danger after meeting someone in a chatroom. It also has lots of tips on how to be safe, and case studies of children with real-life experiences of how things can go wrong.
- Caught in the web – Online Bullying – This clip shows how by taking someone’s mobile phone, which is preloaded with passwords, people can get hold of your details and use them to send messages in your name.
- Block Bullying Online – General cyberbullying video from Newsround, short and impactful. Shows how name calling can affect the recipient but also how they can report it.
- Consequences – About a young man becoming an online abuser. He befriends a young girl, finds out all of her personal details, follows her and then asks for photos. Focus on reporting problems.
- Where’s Klaus? – A clip developed to encourage parents to make the internet secure for their children, so that they can enjoy using it.
Support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations; covers topics such as gaming, relationships and wellbeing.