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Online Safety

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With the threat of offenders using online live streaming platforms increasing there is a need to educate children about the associated risks.

Swiggle - A safe search engine for children

 

When searching the web whilst in school, we have a strong filtering system provided by Walsall Council which prevents our pupils from accessing inappropriate material. We recognise that whilst many parents/ carers have some filtering systems and internet protection at home, children are often exposed to inappropriate images and content when they search Google innocently. As a result, we are encouraging our pupils to use Swiggle instead of Google when searching for content at home. This is a very child friendly search engine which is presented perfectly for children. Check it out below:

How you can help

Most cyber-attacks could be prevented by taking these basic security steps: 

  • Choose strong passwords and don’t reuse them for multiple logins
  • Install security software such as anti-virus and two-factor authentication. This kind of software is often available for free.
  • Keep all security software and operating systems updated (this can be set to update automatically)

 

The following websites can help you stay safe whilst you are at home, they have lots of games and quizzes to test your knowledge!

 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

https://www.childnet.com/resources/be-smart-online

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/13908828

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

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

https://safetonet.com/

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