E Safety Tips for Remote Learning

Whilst your child is home learning, they may be spending more time on devices than usual. Here are some top tips to ensure they are staying safe on their devices:

  1. Talk – ask your child to show you what they have been doing in their lessons or show you their favourite websites. If you listen and show interest, they may show you the basics of using the website or app so you can become familiar with what they are using.
  2. Talk more – chat little and often about online safety. Your child is being introduced to websites they regularly use with school, but there are always new apps and websites which become a trend. Tik Tok, for example, became huge over the first national lockdown. Read the Tik Tok guide to understand more about how this app works and how you can keep your child safe when using it.
  3. Trusted adults – does your child know who they can speak to if they are worried about online content?
  4. Supervision – it’s a good idea to oversee any online activity. Make sure your child is using devices in communal areas of the house where an adult can supervise.
  5. Online actions affecting others – at Northampton Academy, students learn about how their online actions can affect themselves, other people, and about their digital footprint.
  6. ‘Safesearch’ – most web search engines will have a ‘Safesearch’ function which allows you to limit the content your child can access online. Look out for the setting button on your web browser homepage.
  7. Parental controls – use parental controls which are available on your home broadband. If you go onto your broadband providers website, they will have instructions on applying parental controls.
  8. Learning from home – read the guides on our 'Remote Learning from Home' webpage for useful advice on remote learning for both parents and students.

More tips can be found here:

https://swgfl.org.uk/online-safety/10-online-safety-tips/

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