Online Safety

At Ysgol Dyffryn Aman we take Online Safety (internet safety) very seriously, our students are continuously educated about the dangers of the internet throughout the year. This is achieved through IT lessons, pastoral lessons and school assemblies. 

On this site you will find lots of information and guidance for Online Safety related topics and dealing with Online Safety incidents. 

We are acutely aware that pupils also use a range of devices to connect to the internet outside school. Parents and carers are encouraged to contact us to seek advice if required on keeping their children safe online whilst at home. 

Advice for Parents

More information and advice for parents, carers and pupils can be found on the Welsh Government’s Hwb Site. 

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Top Tips for Parents/Carers to keep children safe online

1. Use internet filtering software and child-friendly search engines. Use your web browser’s controls as some offer differing degrees of security for each family member.

2. Check out what child protection services your Internet Service Provider (ISP) offers – do they filter for spam, for instance? If not, ask them why.

3. Keep the computer in an area of the house where it’s easier to monitor what your children are viewing.

4. Tell children not to give out their personal details. If they want to subscribe to any services online, make up a shared family email address to receive the mail.

5. Children love to chat, but make sure they only use moderated chat rooms and encourage them to introduce you to their online friends.

6. Encourage your children to tell you if they feel uncomfortable, upset or threatened by anything they see online.

7. Involve your children in writing your own family code of acceptable internet use. Remember that what’s acceptable for a teenager isn’t necessarily OK for a primary school-aged child, so get their input.

8. Computer equipment is expensive so bear in mind that a child with a laptop may be vulnerable when carrying it to and from school.

9. The web is a great resource for homework, but remember to use more than one site in research to get broad, balanced information and always reference your research sources.

10. Surf together. Go online with your children and become part of their online life. The key to safe surfing is communication.

Useful Links For Parents:

School Beat

A useful Online Safety guidebook for students and parents.

Think U Know

I am concerned about my child (General Advice and guidance)

Report Online Safety

Information on when and how to report and Online Safety concern

NSPCC Net Aware

Guidance to the social networks your kids use. Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today’s digital world.

Internet Matters

Helping parents keep their kids safe online

Google safety Centre

Find out about the Top 5 Google safety features including Google SafeSearch and YouTube filtering.

Parent Info Articles

Parent Info boasts a wealth of articles covering the risks in the latest technology and lots of useful guidance.

UK Safer internet

UK Safer Internet explains how to set up filters on your home internet to help prevent age inappropriate content being accessed on devices in your home.

Facebook Graph Search

This guide will show you how to check that you’re happy with everything that might appear about you in a Facebook Graph Search.

ChildLine

Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you.

Zipit App

Zipit provides witty comebacks in the form of images to help children avoid sexting situations, keeping the situation in control.

ChildNet International

We all know that it can sometimes be challenging to keep up to speed with what children and young people are doing online.

Little Book of Badness

A useful Online Safety guidebook for students and parents.

Parental Controls Guidance:

Please see below practical guidance for applying parental controls to some of the most popular gaming consoles.

Parental Controls Booklet

A guide to parental controls

Student Online Safety

Here you will find lots of useful information covering a variety of topics for students.

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Have you ever done something you regret? 

Ever shared something and wished you hadn’t?

Ever taken things a step too far? 

Would you know what to do and where to turn?

Experiencing sexual abuse? 

Watch what happens when you talk to ChildLine. 

Even if it happened in the past, they’re here for you.

Contact ChildLine online or call free on 0800 1111.

Visit www.childline.org.uk/sexualabuse for help and advice.

Want to contact ChildLine? 

Find out how we can help and what happens when you call us. 

Contact ChildLine free on 0800 1111 or online at www.childline.org.uk/talk

CEOP helps young people who are being sexually abused or are worried that someone they’ve met is trying to abuse them.

You can visit the CEOP website for information, guidance and to report an issue via the link below.

www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre​​​​​​​

Facebook Checklist

Downloadable booklets to guide you through your profile settings in Facebook

Twitter Checklist

The checklist holds information on how to keep your Twitter profile under your control

Instagram Checklist

The checklist holds information on how to keep your Instagram profile under your control

Snapchat Checklist

The checklist holds information on how to keep your Snapchat profile under your control

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