back to school e-safety tips

It’s back to school time again. And with many things to think about, we’ve compiled an online safety guide with useful tips and advice on keeping your child safe online to give you a helping hand.

If your child is moving from primary to secondary school it can be a particularly worrying time for parents.

There are new things to consider, especially if you’re giving your child their first smartphone or they want to use social media to stay in touch with new friends.

This video gives you tips to ensure your child stays safe when they become digitally independent.

Are they planning on being on social media?

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Educate yourself about what this means for your child. Here you’ll find advice and information for protecting your child and dealing with issues.

Need help and advice about sexting?

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Here you’ll find a helpful guide from the NSPCC.

Are you getting them a new device?

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Before they begin to use it, set it up safely with the right controls, filters and privacy settings.

What support can I expect from my child’s school?

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There’re dedicated processes for dealing with e-safety issues within schools. Find out how your school can help, with this information from the South West Grid for Learning Trust.

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