Our Online Safety (e-Safety) Zone
"Protecting whilst in our care; educating for when they're not."
HANNI AND THE MAGIC WINDOW
Childnet International have written a new online safety storybook (https://www.childnet.com/resources/hanni-and-the-magic-window/) for children aged 3+. ‘Hanni and the Magic Window’ is available as an ebook or download, in English and in Welsh, and a simplified PowerPoint.
It explores the concept of speaking up and getting help when you see something upsetting online, without explicitly talking about the internet or technology, making it accessible to children at a younger age who may not yet be using the internet unaided.
“Hanni’s home has a very special magic window. But when Hanni sees something that upsets her, she struggles to explain what has happened.”
VODAFONE DIGITAL PARENTING MAGAZINE - ISSUE 10
The latest edition of Digital Parenting Magazine is available to view online (https://www.vodafone.co.uk/newscentre/app/uploads/2022/01/Digital-Parenting-Magazine-10th-Edition.pdf). In this resource, Vodaphone have put together articles and expert advice on a variety of online safety topics to help parents be better informed and keep their children safer in the digital world.
Vodaphone have also developed their Digital Parenting Pro (https://www.vodafone.co.uk/newscentre/smart-living/digital-parenting/digital-parenting-pro/); an interactive resource which provides helpful information about what parental controls and safety settings are available across the most popular apps, games and devices. This is a useful resource to signpost parents/carers to upskill themselves and take steps to keep children safer when accessing the internet and technology at home.
Alongside this, Vodaphone have also created a “Digital Family Pledge” (https://www.vodafone.co.uk/newscentre/smart-living/digital-family-pledge/), which is another interactive resource designed for families of children aged 5-13 years, to support parents/carers in starting a discussion and setting appropriate ‘house rules’ on how technology should be used and acceptable behaviour online.
Pledges can be made by individuals or the whole family and cover a range of issues including:
• Quality Screen Time
• Being Kind Online
• Healthy Social Media
• Happy Gaming
We use these resources in school to explore online safety with our pupils.