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It's Safer Internet Day!

Today is Safer Internet Day, where we celebrate the technology that brings so much knowledge and fun and promote the need for keeping ourselves safe whilst online.  The theme this year is 'All fun and games. Exploring respect and relationships online'.

 

Using the internet safely and positively is a key message that we promote in school and celebrating Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year.

 

However, as you know, children need to remember to stay safe online not just when they are in a classroom. The majority of their time is spent at home where they may use mobile phones, game consoles, iPads or tablets. They may have access to programmes, games, websites and Apps that are for older children and adults and may see or hear things that cause them distress.

 

For this reason, we would be delighted if you could join us in celebrating Safer Internet Day by continuing the online safety conversation at home. It is an ideal time to talk about what your child likes to do online and also discuss the rules you have put in place to keep them safe.

 

To help you with this, you may be interested in some of the resources we use in school, which are detailed below. Please click on the red text to go directly to the sites. The Belmont website also has a section devoted to Internet Safety and contains further information as well as a weekly News Feed and links to websites that you may find useful. Please click HERE to go directly to it.

 

Safer Internet Day Resources:

 

Other Suggested Sites To Use At Home:

  • Common Sense Media - 'Reviews for what your kids are into (before they get into it)'.
  • Internet Matters - online safety advice and practical tips for families. Includes age-specific online safety checklists and guides for setting parental controls on a range of devices. 
  • PEGI - Parent guide to age suitability of games (not their difficulty level).
  • CEOP - information and reporting of online grooming or sexual abuse.

 

Your ongoing support is very much appreciated. 

 

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The Governors, Senior Leaders and staff at Belmont are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors, promoting a climate where children and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns which they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others. 

If you have any concerns about your child and their safety online, please contact your child's class teacher or a member of our Safeguarding Team: Mr Davidson (Designated Safeguarding Lead),

Mr Allsopp or Mrs Blackburn (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads).

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