At Durham Blue Coat CE Aided Junior School we take online safety very seriously. Within school we are able to monitor pupils and make sure that they are safe when using computers and other technology. If you would like some advice on how to keep your child safe at home, this page aims to provide some helpful links for you.
Internet Safety For Families
Click on the links below for further advice.
National Online Safety
National Online Safety offer advice information for adults at home on how to support children in their online choices and management of screen time. They offer advice on the wider issues related to Online Safety and also give advice about specific platforms such as Instagram, Fortnite and Roblox. Whilst we endeavour to keep our website up-to-date with links to the most recent guides, you can find many more guides beyond what we have referenced in the link below.
Some Golden Rules for Children
Make the adults in your life aware of your actions online so that they can be there for you and help you to use the Internet in a positive way.
Don't give out personal information such as your address, phone number or an adult’s bank details.
Be careful and savvy about what you send out to others or post.
Don't open emails or attachments from people you don't know. It could cause a virus to download or it could allow somebody access to your details.
Don't become online ‘friends’ with people you don't know. Use privacy settings.
Set your on-screen name to a nickname and use avatars on gaming systems.
Never arrange to meet someone in person who you've met online.
If anything you see or read online worries or upsets you, tell someone about it.