Online safety bulletin
Students are taught about Internet safety on many occasions as they progress through the school. Up to date information and activities for parents and students can be found on the ‘Thinkuknow’ website by clicking here
Parents are encouraged to view this presentation – The Windsor Boys School – ESafety Parents Presentation
Parents are advised to follow the top tips for supporting their child to be safe on the internet:
- Be involved in your child’s online life. For many of today’s young people there is no line between the online and offline worlds. Young people use the internet to socialise and grow and, just as you guide and support them offline, you should be there for them online too.
- Set boundaries in the online world just as you would in the real world. Think about what they might see, what they share, who they talk to and how long they spend online. It is important to continue to discuss boundaries so that they evolve as your child’s use of technology does.
- Consider the use of parental controls on devices that link to the internet, such as the TV, laptops, computers, games consoles and mobile phones. Parental controls are not just about locking and blocking, they are a tool to help you set appropriate boundaries as your child grows and develops.
- Emphasise that not everyone is who they say they are. Make sure your child knows never to meet up with someone they only know online.
Has someone made you feel weird or uncomfortable online?
It could be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable on a webcam or someone asking to meet up.
Talk to someone you trust
If there is an adult you trust and feel you can talk to, like a teacher or family member, you should let them know what’s happened.