Parent's e safety and courses
Garswood has recently subscribed to a new website called NOS, to ensure our school is fully aware of the ever changing online world, dangers and advantages. We would like to share this subscription with our parents as a lot of Garswood children’s online lives exist at home.
We hope you take up the opportunity to take part in an online course for parents and carers.
What does the course cover?
This course has been designed to teach parents about the dangers and risks of: Age-inappropriate content, Child Sexual Exploitation, Fake News, Live-streaming, Online Bullying, Online Gambling and Skin Betting, Online Grooming, Online Relationships, Online Reputation, Overspending, Phishing, Radicalisation, Screen-addiction, Sexting, Sexual Violence and Harassment, and the Dark Web.
What is the purpose of the course?
As technology is becoming much more pervasive, there are reports of new incidents occurring everyday, and although we are still learning about both the short-term and long-term effects of technology use, this course highlights the most prevalent risks that children face in the online world, and discusses effective strategies for prevention and protection.
What is the layout of the course?
The course layout is set out so you understand what the danger is and what it involves, advice and what to do if an incident arises. Each video is approximately five minutes long, making it a much more convenient and effective approach to learning as they can be watched at your convenience.
To access the course:
Please find below the URL (also available to access as a link on the e safety page of the school website) you need to visit to register your account you will need to complete your details and select “I am a: Parent/Carer” from the dropdown:
Once you have registered, you will be able to access the “Online Safety for Parents and Carers’ course and National Online Safety’s Resources (which includes 50+ online platform guides on the latest social media channels and games). This aims to help empower parents with the knowledge to protect their children from the dangers of the internet. If you have any questions, or trouble accessing the course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to access the course via the school computers please call into the office to arrange a time after school, our computer suite can be opened up for parents between 3.15 – 4.15pm for any parents/guardians who are interested.
We really appreciate your support in keeping our children safe and informed online.
Children are forever accessing new content online and its incredibly difficult to keep up with what is appropriate?, for what age? how it works? how it can be accessed? etc.... The online world accessed by children can be a mystery to parents and educators as it changes at such a rapid pace. We hope that by placing these guides on the website it will give parents a quick guide to each area of the Internet, whether it be an app or online game. All your questions or concerns should be answered by the guides below.
If we work together as parents, guardians and educators at home and in school we can educate children on what a wonderful place the Internet can be. Full of education and fun and although there are dangers out there, our chidlren will be fully informed in how to avoid them or tackle them if the arise.
If you have any questions about these guides or concerns about what your children are accessing online at home, please feel free to call into the office, email or phone school. We can talk through issues, advise and print off guides to keep us all in the loop with the online world of our children.