Internet Safety

nspccAs February 9th is Safer Internet Day, this week we are having a whole school focus on internet safety. The NSPCC website has a comprehensive guide for parents full of advice and tools for keeping your child safe online, including guides on social media, playing games online, how to set up and use parental controls to restrict and monitor content, and more:

The NSPCC guide to online safety for parents.

respectme

Respectme, Scotland’s anti-bullying service, offers comprehensive advice on cyberbullying on their website, including a useful downloadable booklet and reference guide: Respectme

We have invited Respectme to give a talk to parents on the evening of the 5th of March, in order to give a demonstration of ways to keep your children safe online and to answer questions – more details will follow soon.

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Safer Internet Day

sidNext Tuesday, the 11th of February is Safer Internet Day. During all of next week at Liberton we’ll be ensuring that all children from nursery to Primary 7 are involved in age appropriate activities and lessons to make them aware of how to enjoy the internet safely.

Education Scotland have provided advice here for parents and carers to read here.

The video below provides practical tips for parents to help their children stay safe, and there are sheets giving advice on a range of issues for parents here.