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Online Safety

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At Gwyn Jones, we recognise that children are increasingly using the internet and devices for their learning.  Keeping our children safe is our top priority but we understand that in this ever-changing world, staying up to date with the latest guidance can be mind-boggling!  We are here to support our children, parents/carers and the wider school community to stay safe online.  This area of the website will be regularly refreshed with the latest advice and tips to help you stay ahead of the game and keep your child safe at all times.  Please contact the school if you need any further support with online safety and also don't hesitate to let us know if you come across some new guidance that we could add to this area.

Online Safety presentation

If you missed out on our recent Online Safety workshop, we've uploaded the presentation here.  We hope it's useful!

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Online Safety resources

Here is a selection of some of the UK's best online safety guidance for parents.  Just click on the images to find out more:


Resources to share with your child

ThinkUKnow have created a series of home activity packs containing simple 15 minute activities you can do with your family to support their online safety at home.  Check them out here:

Gwyn Jones Top 10 Online Safety Tips!

  1. ​​Communication is key - chat little and often with your child about their life online and start as young as you can.  Get involved by playing, watching, asking questions.  They will probably love showing you around their favourite game/app/website!  https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-child-online-safety/
  2. ​Talk to your child about what to do if they are worried about something online.  Encourage your child to talk to someone they trust .  Help your child to identify trusted adults.
  3. Talk to your child about safe and unsafe behaviour online, particularly around sharing pictures/personal information and talking to strangers.
  4. Make a family agreement to establish ground rules for safe behaviour online.  This could include times to be online, safe/unsafe apps/games/websites, how to be a good friend online. https://www.childnet.com/resources/family-agreement
  5. Only allow your child to use an internet-enabled device in shared spaces with trusted adults nearby.  Keep all devices in a central location overnight​ so that your children can't access the internet without you around.
  6. Remind your child regularly that if something happens online that worries them, it's not their fault and that you are there to keep them safe.
  7. Don't take devices away as a punishment - this could discourage your child from turning to you when things go wrong.
  8. Find out about parental controls and filters and get them switched on.  You could even do this with your child to help them understand why and so that they don't feel like it's being done 'to them'.  https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/
  9. Set an example for your children when it comes to online behaviour.  For example, if you're sharing pictures of them without their permission, they will think it's ok for them to do the same.
  10. If you are worried that your child is at risk of online sexual abuse, contact CEOP https://www.ceop.police.uk/Safety-Centre/ , the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 or the police.

National Online Safety - free online safety video guides!

National Online Safety have produced fantastic online safety guides and explainer videos for parents.  Check them out here!  


ThinkUKnow videos

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