At Sybil Andrews Academy we strive to provide children with a safe environment in which to use technology and ensure every child is educated in using the Internet safely and securely, within school and at home. With the ever changing world of social media, we have added a selection of resources for students and parents that may be of some use when helping to keep your child safe online. If you would like to discuss any of what you view here further, please contact the school via firstname.lastname@example.org
On social media, tens of thousands have used the hashtag #BeKind in a clamour for change, pressing both media organisations and individuals to think more carefully about the impact of their words online.
The online guide National Online Saftey
has lots of advise for students and parents. We highly recommend following their social media posts #wakeupwednesday from NOS on FB or Twitter.
National Online Safety aims to make the internet a safer place for children. They regularly post guides to support school staff, parents and children with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers and how best to react should an incident arise.
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Safer Internet Day aims to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. We will be discussing the moral responsibility of keeping yourself safe and keeping other people safe when online with this year's Safer Internet Day focus of 'Identity'.
The Safer Internet Centre has lots of fun and educational activities that can be used, including an entire area dedicated to parents/carers:
We would encourage all parents/carers to look through this information and discuss with your child at home to reinforce the messages that we are giving in school.
Following our visit on 23rd of January 2020 from John Greenwood who works for the Cybercrime Unit in Norfolk and Suffolk Constabulary we have several new resources.
Please find them in the documents list, at the bottom of this page. They include Cyber PROTECT, Cyber MISTAKES, Digital Defender and Guide to CMA.