Here at Spire we aim to teach children how to stay safe online and to help guide them to make the right choices when online or using apps. There are 1000’s of applications children use, many with the potential of creating a safeguarding concern and which may make a child vulnerable online.
Here are some websites we hope you will find useful when supporting your child to stay safe when using technology.
https://www.derbyshirescb.org.uk/home.aspx - This site provides important safeguarding information for parents and carers and importantly provides contact numbers and advice on how to report a concern. There are also lots of links to really useful resources and guidance.
internetmatters.org - offers some simple, practical and easy advice on the steps you can take as a parent to keep them as safe as possible.
thinkuknow.co.uk - a very child friendly website which follows Lee and Kim's adventures to teach children how to protect themselves online.
nspcc.org.uk - lots of information aimed at parents and carers who then can share their knowledge with their children.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5kW4pI_VQw&safe=active - a very child friendly resource. This video is for young children and allows for lots of talk about the right thing to do if they come across pop ups and sharing personal information.
CEOP - The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre provides online support to children and parents on issues such as: bullying, viruses, webcam/video chat use and photo distribution. Parents and children report specific online safety concerns here. You will also be able to find this CEOP link on the bottom of our homepage.