GDPR mind mapping for parents
The internet is a wonderful and rich resource for education. Children are increasingly using it to support learning and for social interaction and entertainment. However, there are also risks to be aware of.
In school, we safeguard the children around technology in three ways:
- Filtering and controlling access to the internet
- Monitoring internet use.
- Providing education throughout the curriculum about e-safety and cyber-bullying
Parents can use the same strategies at home and here are some resources to give more help and guidance:
This website contains a wealth of information about keeping children safe and getting the most from the internet.
There are also step-by-step guides to setting up parental controls for most major internet service providers.
Try to be aware of when your children are online and what they are doing. It is important that they are trusted and given some freedom to
Use your children as experts. Ask them to explain and show you what they are doing online. Let them know that you are always there to talk about anything they find that makes them upset or uncomfortable.
Other useful resources include:
The NSPCC’s page is also particularly valuable for information about social networking
If you have any concerns at all, please contact the school and we can provide support with any worries you have about your child’s use of technology.