Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?

There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

  • Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
  • Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)

Current News

Staying safe online during COVID-19

As schools run at limited capacity as a result of COVID-19, we know that parents and carers are having to manage their child’s use of technology and help them learn remotely.

We understand that many parents may feel concerned about the activities and content their children are accessing. This guidance outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online.

Advice for parents

See the digital safety and wellbeing kit below, for advice on the use of online tools, devices and digital wellbeing.

Covid-19 parent’s digital safety wellbeing kit

Children’s guide to staying safe online

Students at CSIA have recently been updated on the risks faced when using technology though Safer Internet Day assemblies and the tutor led resources. As young people spend more time online there is also an increase in the chances they will see something online which isn’t intended for them. Whether this is fake news, impersonation, or mean comments, it is important to make responsible decisions when using technology. Together as a family you can also help prepare your children and build their critical thinking skills. The below children’s guide gives up to date advice on how to use technology responsibly at this time.

Covid-19 children’s digital safety wellbeing kit

Further advice

It is important to have regular conversations about staying safe online and to encourage children to speak to you if they come across something worrying online.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please make use of our online safety contact information shown below.

What is the Momo Challenge?

This frightening social media challenge appears with an unforgettable, horrifying picture of a statue of a bird (that looks like a girl) and allegedly encourages kids to perform increasingly risky and harmful tasks, including hurting themselves. It can pop up in a variety of places but seems to center around Whatsapp, where a user is sent a link to click on.

Users have to download and share videos of the statue, they will not just appear on the usual social media platforms.

It’s not new but resurfaces occasionally. Though some articles mention reports of kids actually harming or killing themselves as a result of the challenge, they are unsubstantiated.

How to respond

See the attached notice on the MOMO challenge,  for advice other examples of social media challenges view this link from common sense media:

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/viral-youtube-challenges-internet-stunts-popular-with-kids

Further advice

Of you have any other questions or concerns, please make use of our online safety contact information.

Here at Camborne Science & International Academy, we take the safeguarding and wellbeing of our students very seriously. As E-Safety Co-ordinator, my role is to provide guidance to students on how to use technology responsibly. Our E-Safety and Student AUP policies are continually revised to include up-to-date advice. You can view these on our policies page.

We recognise that there is a constant need to update our own expertise and guidance on e-safety risks. With this in mind, we feel a responsibility to support our wider community.

This page will provide links to the leading E-Safety organisations. These websites offer guidance and provide resources to help you understand and support the issues that face young people.

If you need further information or have concerns for a student’s wellbeing, please feel free to browse the following pages or contact:

Thomas Smith (E-Safety Co-ordinator)
Tel: 01209 720239
Email: smitht@cambornescience.co.uk

Useful Links

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