Here at Bigfoot we champion online safety and love being able to support our schools to celebrate Safer Internet Day with our E-safety programmes, sharing simple safety messages with children through our E-safety heroes to help them understand how to keep themselves and others safe online.
This year’s Safer Internet Day theme is “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”. We truly believe that a better internet starts with you and therefore we want to empower our young people to be safe online and understand what they can do if they see anything suspicious or upsetting. It’s important that parents are equally aware of how to keep their children safe online and this can be achieved by keeping up to date with the latest safety parent/carer resources, guides and advice available from the UK Safer Internet Centre.
We have a great range of E-safety programmes to offer schools throughout the year, as well as Free Cyber Safety Resources to download and use in classrooms. Our E-safety quiz puts pupils to the test to see how cyber smart they are meanwhile our Cyber Safety poem can inspire pupils to create a powerful poster to encourage your whole school to stay safe online!
NSPCC: Whether you’re an online expert or you’re not sure where to start, the NSPCC tools and advice will help you keep your child safe. : https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/
Safety Net Kids: They’ve done the hard research into how to stay safe online, as well as collated it all here in easy to digest information, so that you don’t have to! http://www.safetynetkids.org.uk
Internet Matters: A compilation of resources for teachers and parents, such as leaflets, activities and advice pages, produced in collaboration with the main players of internet supply services (Sky, BT, Virgin, EE, Talk-Talk) https://www.internetmatters.org/schools-esafety/
ChildLine: 0800 1111 If children are concerned about anything at all, ChildLine can help; calls are free and confidential http://www.childline.org.uk/pages/home.aspx
Get Connected: This is a free email and telephone helpline that finds young people the best help local to them, whatever the problem. 0808 808 4994 http://www.getconnected.org.uk/
National Youth Advocacy Service: The NYAS provides an information and advocacy service for children and young people up to 24 years old http://www.nyas.net/
Net Aware: NSPCC and O2 have joined forces to help parents explore and understand online life as kids know it. www.net-aware.org.uk