Technology and the Internet can be fantastic – they can help our children to learn, to create amazing things, to communicate and to entertain themselves and each other. Our children are surrounded by this technology – it is part and parcel of their daily lives.
Using technology and the Internet well is about using it safely and responsibly. Things can go wrong by accident or if behaviour isn’t sensible or respectful. Our job is not to stop our young people from using technology but to ensure that they have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to successfully navigate themselves through the online world, so they become good digital citizens.
Broad Heath Verified
If you are concerned about the games that your child is playing, we have created a page that will help you make an informed decision about whether the game is suitable.
Online Family Usage Agreement
A family agreement is a great way to start a conversation with your whole family about how you all use the internet and discuss together how to behave in a positive way when online at home, at school or at…
Keeping Under 5’s Safe Online
This leaflet contains top tips for parents and carers for keeping young children safe online.
Young People and Social Networking Sites
Social media guides – UK Safer Internet Centre Instagram Instagram is a photo and video sharing app that is popular with teens. People on Instagram can connect with one another through comments, captions, reels, stories and hashtags on photos and…
Child Exploitation Online Protection (CEOP) website is a police agency tackling child abuse on the internet.
Internet Watch Foundation website is the UK’s hotline for reporting illegal content found on the Internet
UK Safer Internet Centre – Need help? Gives help and advice about how to report online concerns such as cyberbullying, inappropriate content or illegal behaviour.
Safer Internet Day 2023💻
Today is Safer Internet Day, when we all work together for a safer internet experience! The internet is a fantastic tool which we use and rely on daily. However, if we don’t stay safe, it can become an unpleasant experience for some. Test your knowledge on staying happy and safe whilst using the internet, by taking part in our ‘Who wants to be a safer internet millionaire,’ game below! Stop the video when you see the pause sign so that you have time to carefully read the question. Have fun! How can you stay safe on the internet?
Safer Internet Day free workshops
Assessing Online Content and Interactions – Let’s Get Digitally Savvy Can you tell when something is a scam online? Can you tell the difference between opinion and fact online? Do you know how to assess websites? Can you spot manipulative behaviour online? Are you able to tell when something is an advertisement online? Do you know where to go to report online concerns? As part of Safer Internet Day on the 9th of February 2021, WISE KIDS is hosting 2 online interactive workshops which will also feature guest panellists. These workshops will explore how we assess online content and interactions, and…
PS5 Parental Controls
If you are a parent or guardian, you may want to give yourself control over what is allowed on your new console. Setting yourself up as the lead account holder can allow you to create Child Accounts for the rest of the family which are then managed by you, the Family Manager. CLICK HERE to find out more.
Online Safety Guides for Parents/Carers
In these strange times, your children might be spending more time online. This is proven to have a negative effect on their social skills, their motivation, attention and makes them prone to mood swings. However, you also need to be aware of some of the issues they will face while using apps and online content. Here are some guides for things they might be doing online. Remember, apps like Facebook, Snapchat, TikTok and Houseparty are all for people aged 13 and above. Also, please check any games your child is playing have a suitable age rating. Please to check BH…
Help Children Stay Safe Online
If you are worried about keeping your children safe online during lockdown, please have a look at this website. There are activity packs for each primary age group. These will give you something to do that is meaningful. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/
TIKTOK – Advice
BROAD HEATH DO NOT RECOMMEND ANYONE AT THE SCHOOL TO USE TIKTOK!!! IT IS NOT AGE APPROPRIATE FOR ANY BH PUPILS. TikTok is one of the most downloaded apps in the world. The video-sharing platform can provide hours of entertainment and encourages users to make their own short ‘pop-style’ videos which they can edit and share with the world. With between 500 million and 1 billion active monthly users worldwide, TikTok is absolutely huge. There’s a good chance that even if you haven’t heard of it, your children have. It has been designed with the young user in mind. The platform…
Online Safety Monitors
These are the 2018-2019 Online Safety Monitors. They have helped to maintain a safe environment for children at BH to use online devices. They have been involved in meetings, helped teachers to monitor iPad use and express their ideas to improve the school even further. Well done to all involved. If you would like to be an Online Safety Monitor next year, you will need to put yourself forward as a candidate for your class. The person with the most votes will be elected. So… Why should people vote for you? What would make you the best choice as Online…
YouTube: Parent Information
PLEASE READ:We, as a school, have come to the decision to advise you as parents to stop your children from using YouTube. This decision has come about because of the current level of inappropriate content that is being shared on the site. Under the sites rules, no child at BH is old enough to use it without supervision. YouTube has a 13+ rating, meaning that only children over 13 should be accessing it independently. There have been a number of incidents of children telling staff that they have seen worrying, silly or offensive things on the site. This is because…