We are delighted to announce that Astley Park School have shown our commitment to protecting our pupils online by becoming a National Online Safety (NOS) Certified School. We are working with NOS to support our Online Safety Curriculum for pupils and also provide resources for all parents and carers.
The resources include Parents & Carers courses (presented by Myleene Klass), online video resources and weekly guides covering a huge range of topics, including:
· Online Relationships · Fake Profiles & Social Bots · Online Bullying · Online Grooming · Child Sexual Exploitation · Sexual Harassment & Violence · Sexting · Live Streaming · Online Identity · Screen Addiction · Online Challenges · Overspending · Social Media Platforms · Online Gambling · Radicalisation, Terrorism & Extremism · Age Inappropriate Content · Copyright & Ownership · Hacking · Fake News · Online Fraud · Online Reputation · Personal Data · Pornography · Targeted Adverts & Pop-Ups · The Dark Web · Games & Trends.
Details of how to enrol for your parent account has been sent out to all parents via EduLink.
You can access National Online Safety online via any device- including via their smartphone app. To download the app, please go to:
Apple iOS - https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/national-online-safety/id1530342372
Android Google Play - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.nationaleducationgroup.nos
Alternatively, search for ‘National Online Safety’ in the App Store/Google Play Store.
Each week NOS releases useful Wake Up Wednesday guide. They're fantastic and have engaging/easy to read content. Here is an example:
Understanding Digital Cookies
5 Digital Parenting Rules
Mini activities for family holidays
Supporting Young people with SEND online
Online Safety Mark 2021 - 2024
Our school has been awarded the Online Safety Mark in recognition for the high standard of online safety education and awareness for all staff, pupils and also for parents and carers, to ensure that these users of digital technologies can be safe online – whether they are in school, in their homes or out and about using mobile devices.
You can read the full Online Safety Mark Assessor report below.
Online Safety Mark Report
This page will provide you with useful links and information to find out more and to help keep your children and young people safe online.
You will find a collection of Parent Info and CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing online.
If you're worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online, let CEOP know. The CEOP button below will take you straight to the CEOP safety centre.
Online Safety Group Terms of Reference
Our Online Safety Policy can be found on our dedicated Policies Page on our website
Below is a copy of the Acceptable Use Agreement that pupils have been taught, discussed and agreed to follow when accessing the internet. We ask that you please support your child at home with keeping these promises.
Online Safety - Keeping Children Safe Online
With the ever growing number of children now having access to online streaming via a mobile phone or Xbox, this website by CEOP may be of use to share with parents and carers into the New Year to advise about the opportunities and risks presented by the online world and encouraging open and confident discussions with their children. Some examples are:
Sharing pictures of your children
There is also some useful information on Parent and Carer Online Toolkit (Childnet)
The new non-statutory guidance published in the summer, Teaching Online Safety (2019, DfE), recommends that schools 'Proactively engage staff, pupils and parents/carers in school activities that promote the agreed principles of online safety' (see paragraph 42
The Parent and Carer Toolkit can be found here: https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/parent-and-carer-toolkit
Online Safety - Useful Links
Internet Safety Glossary - https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/internet-safety-glossary/
Internet Matters - Protect your children by activating simple parental controls around the home with useful step-by-step guides https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/
CEOP/ThinkUKnow for Parents - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
NSPCC Online Safety - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
MOMO Online Safety Guide for Parents FEB 2019 - The National Online Safety website have created to this guide to raise awareness of the issue and offer advice on helping parents to talk to their children about making safer decisions online. MOMO Online Safety Guide for Parents FEB 2019
Snapchat Parental Advice - Snap Maps Location Sharing Feature - This article contains advice and information for Parents and Carers to help keep them informed on keeping their children safe when using the Snapchat App. Snapchat Parental Advice Article
Lancashire Safeguarding Board Parent/Carer Information - This Parent and Carer page contains a variety of resources which can be used to develop knowledge and confidence to support children and young people http://www.lancashiresafeguarding.org.uk/online-safeguarding/parents-and-carers.aspx
Vodafone Digital Parenting Magazine - A useful magazine to help families get to grips with the digital world. View current and past publications here https://www.vodafone.co.uk/mobile/digital-parenting/archive
NSPCC Parents Guide to Pokemon Go - Tips and advice for keeping children safe on the latest craze Pokémon Go https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/pokemon-go-parents-guide/
Adventures of Smartie the Penguin- http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/teachers/ks1/sources/projet/The-Adventures-of-Smartie-the-Penguin.pdf
Safe Smartphone Use - https://www.tigermobiles.com/2015/05/how-to-protect-your-children-on-their-smartphone/
Broadband Parental Controls - https://www.gocompare.com/broadband/parental-controls/
Talking about Gaming and Relationships - Respect and Relationships clips for YouTube
Remember the 5 SMART rules when using the internet and mobile phones!
Lancashire Constabulary Online Safety Notice - Stranger Danger
Widgit - Be Careful Who You Talk Too Online
Widgit - Meeting People Online
Widgit - Accepting Attachments Online
Widgit - Do Not Give Out Personal Information Online
Widgit - If Worried Tell Someone
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