Technology and the internet provide amazing opportunities for our pupils, online safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Y Bont Faen Primary. Online safety is taught to all pupils throughout the year, explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online. Hwb also has excellent advice and resources about Online Safety:
Y Bont Faen also have specific pupil digital leaders for online safety. Have a look at the presentation they created for an assembly on Safer Internet Day on the 11th February 2020.
This year’s theme for Safer Internet Day on the 9th February was misinformation – all pupils were given tasks to complete as part of their distance learning.
To support you as parents the school can provide Internet Safety advice for families. We will be holding a webinar, ‘Keeping your Child Safe Online‘ on Thursday 10th June 2021 – to register your interest please contact the school. You may also find these three guides below on how to set up parental controls and the information posters useful:
Talking to your child about staying safe online
Is your child being SMART online? Talk to them about the simple advice on this poster and explore the Thinkuknow website together.
Y Bont Faen learner online etiquette for live streaming/video conferencing
Log onto their session on time
Wear appropriate clothes
Think about the view of their camera – is it appropriate?
Mute their microphone
Use the raise hand function if they want to speak
Ask a teacher or parent if you are unsure of something
Follow the school rules – ready, respectful, safe.
Safer internet Day
Although we practise staying safe online everyday, once a year in February, we come together as a school for Safer Internet Day.
The Thinkuknow website has amazing resources all about how to stay safe online. Click on the following links to find out more.
The following websites also have excellent information and advice:
Uk Safer Internet Centre has resources for parents and carers
Childnet has lots of excellent advice and resources
Childline has excellent advice for parents and carers
If you have any questions about online safety, please contact the school.
Everyone Worries is a bright and friendly picture book, children learn that it’s okay to worry about coronavirus
If you children are feeling anxious, these techniques might help.
Click on this link for tips for parents and cares about how to help children cope with changes resulting from Coronavirus.
Families Cardiff and Vale is a magazine that is available free to families and carers throughout Cardiff and Vale. Check out the online Lockdown edition.