Online Safety at Clermiston

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Stay Happy and Healthy Online!

Advice on how to help your child to stay happy and healthy online! 

We have created this page as a support for grown ups, as online life can sometimes feel like a bit of a worry. There are so many ways our young ones (and old ones!) use the internet in a positive way, such as finding information, gaming, shopping and socialising!

The internet is not unlike the play park - it's a space where we know our children have fun...but we wouldn't let them play there without having checked it out for ourselves! 

Below you will find links to up-to-date app info, where to go if you are concerned about something you've seen online, and how to keep on top of the ever-changing world of the internet. 

It needn't be a scary place... arm yourself with know-how and keep the conversation open!

 

External Link Icon BBC Own It
These videos translate some of the words you might hear your child using!
External Link Icon CEOP Parent and Carer Info
Help and advice for families in a Digital world
External Link Icon Childnet International
The Hot Topics - some great advice!
External Link Icon Have I Been Pwned?
No, that's not a typo! Check if your email address has been compromised here.
External Link Icon How Secure is my Password
Check how long it would take a hacker to work out your password!
External Link Icon Net Aware - NSPCC
Explore some of the apps your child uses
External Link Icon PEGI
Make informed decisions when buying video games
External Link Icon ThinkuKnow
An excellent tool to help you keep your child safe online

Top Tips!

Our 2018-19 Digital Leaders worked together to come up with a set of tips for grown-ups. Developing these with the pupils was quite eye-opening, with the biggest takeaway being that they want more guidance from all of us and although they may not always make it easy, they know that ultimately, you are in charge!