We are aware that children may be spending more time than usual online while schools are closed. The internet is a fantastic resource with many benefits, but there are also risks which we all need to remain mindful of. We have collected together a number of links and resources which we hope you will find useful in supporting your children and helping to keep them safe online.
Durham Guide to Cyber Safety
CEOP have created a page to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, they will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to remind them of the importance of online safety at a time when they may spending more time online at home. There is also a Parent/Carer helpsheet available to download on the site.
As ever, further e-safety advice and support for parents can be found on the following websites:
If your child encounters harmful or distressing content, please go to https://reportharmfulcontent.com/child/for advice on how to report it.
National Online Safety write easy-to-read guides which clearly explain the benefits and risks of popular apps and games. We will be uploading these during school closure, as we feel they may be even more useful than ever! Please read any you feel are relevant for your family. We will be a new guide added every Wednesday, so please do check back.
14 Ways to be Kind Online – (It’s Mental Health Awareness Week this week, and this year’s theme is kindness.)