Keeping Safe Online

At Clowns we take the safety of children very seriously and this includes computer and internet safety.  We consider online safety a fundamental building block of digital literacy.

We are committed to making sure that the children are able to interact safely and with minimal risk when using technology within the nursery.  At Clowns we monitor the devices, filter the content and use technology to transform teaching and learning in a safe way. Please see our Online Safety policy below:

Clowns Nursery Online Safety Policy

Clowns Nursery Acceptable Use Agreement

At home the same kinds of monitoring and filtering can be achieved. However, the increase in mobile technology and apps is causing issues for a small number of children.

The guides below are designed to support you in understanding and implementing online safety and your children’s interaction with the online world. We hope you can use them to help protect your child and consider just how appropriate these online experiences are for your family.

UKCMO advice on screen time

Keeping Under 5s safe online

Pre-School Online Safety Guide

Balancing Screen Time

Managing Children’s Digital Wellbeing

Managing Children’s Digital Wellbeing

A Guide to Parental Controls

Gaming advice for pre-schoolers

Sample Family Internet Safety Plan

Tips to share children’s milestone moments safely

Top Apps to get children active

Grandparents Online Safety Guide

Buying A Smart Toy

Smart Speakers – A parents guide

At home the same kinds of monitoring and filtering can be achieved as those we employ at Clowns. Here is a selection of weblinks that we know have great information for parents, teachers and children:

Childnet

Hosts recommended resources for young people, parents, carers and teachers.

https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

ThinkUKnow

Advice on internet safety for young people, parents and professionals

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/4_7/

Netaware

Parents’ guide to social networks, apps and games which gives an overview of what children use the app/game/social network for and details the official age rating, parent age rating and risk factors.

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

UK Safer Internet Centre

Advice on internet safety for young people, parents and professionals. The Parents and Carers’ section has information on parental controls for home internet, parental controls on devices and privacy settings on social networks.

https://saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers

Internet Matters

Advice for parents of children of all ages – learn about it, talk about it, deal with it.

https://www.internetmatters.org/

CEOP

Police agency tackling child abuse on the internet. Website has a unique facility enabling parents and young people to make reports of actual/attempted abuse online.

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/