Online Safety At Home

 

Learning about online safety at home

Schools across the UK are now closed to most families. We know this is a difficult time for most parents. ‘Think u Know’ have created learning packs intended to provide you with support and resources to help you learn about online safety at home with your child.

Parents and Carers Helpsheets

If you haven’t already, the first thing to do is read our Parents and Carers Helpsheets – there is one for primary and one for secondary. These contain key online safety advice and links to our resources, as well as support services.

Home activity packs

Once you have read the Helpsheets, click on the links below to download your first home activity packs for each age range.

Each pack contains two 15 minute activities to do with your child, using Thinkuknow resources. The next two will be released in a fortnight’s time.

For Early Years and Primary:

Click here for home activity packs for children aged 4-5

Click here for home activity packs for children aged 5-7

Click here for home activity packs for children aged 8-10

 

New videos to use at home with 6-9 year olds looking at online safety  Click here

Six easy-to-follow videos to work through together with children aged 6-9 years old.

Each video has:

  • simple, clear online safety advice specifically tailored for children aged 6-9 years old,
  • 10-15 minutes of fun activities, games and discussion points,
  • narration from an experienced member of the Childnet education team,
  • optional follow-up activities to extend children’s learning.

Please note: due to the format of this resource and to encourage meaningful discussion, we would strongly advise that children watch the video lessons together with an adult.

 

Useful link to what young people are using digitally at the moment- https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/?page=5

 

 

 

Child online safety during lockdown: where to report

With children spending more time on the internet during lockdown, it’s more important than ever for parents and carers and their children to know the best reporting and support routes, should they be worried about something online.

This ParentInfo article provides information for signposts to reporting, advice and support services available for children and  families.

 

Managing mental health and wellbeing: advice for families

Two new Parent Info articles explore how parents and carers can support their child’s mental health, and highlight things they can do to manage the wellbeing challenges of family life under lockdown:

 

14 ways to be kind online Click here

The theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is kindness. It’s been chosen because of its ability to strengthen relationships, develop a sense of community and deepen solidarity. It seems an appropriate choice given the current times. That’s why this week, in support of Mental Health Awareness Week, we wanted to help promote the message of displaying kindness online and to remind people how often, something so small can have such a big influence.