The internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge, especially if you feel that your children may have better technical skills than you do. However, children and young people still need support and guidance when it comes to managing their lives online and using the internet positively and safely.
We believe that as a student of Stretford Grammar School, your child needs the knowledge, skills and tools to understand and harness the power of the Internet.
When your child uses the Internet in school, you can be assured that through our security and filtering technologies, their browsing will be safe and secure. However, when they are browsing the Internet at home, things may not be as safe and secure. This page provides you with information about the ways in which you can learn about the online world, a world that, approached properly, can bring great benefits and satisfaction. Please follow the links for advice and guidance on how you can help to educate your child to stay safe online.
Thinkuknow – A website which provides you with guidance on protecting your child online.
Digital Parenting – A detailed website from Vodafone that provides extensive information and advice on how to protect your child in the digital world.
CEOP – The National Crime Agency website that works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account.
Wise Kids – WISE KIDS works with parents, carers, teachers, children’s services, educators, police officers, mental health practitioners and other professionals interested in young people’s online and digital media use, digital literacy and safety.
KidSMART – A useful website to start exploring advice about internet safety.
Childnet – Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a safe place for children.
KnowItAll – A set of useful resources for parents, students and teachers about internet safety.