Wake Up Wednesday - our weekly online safety newsletter for parents and carers
Dear Parents/Carers, we would like to make you aware of our ‘online safety’ advice, guidance and support page called ‘Wake Up Wednesday - what parents / carers need to know’.
Wake Up Wednesday, also known as WUW, has been running since 4th November 2022. It has previously covered topics such as social media platforms (Twitter), gaming (Call Of Duty), and most recently, iPad security.
Each week we post ‘online safety and technology’ articles of interest to this page that should help you and your child. This page is listed under ‘News’ on the school website. Every Wednesday, parents/carers are sent the digital link to access the page. This also includes the archive page for you to browse previous articles.
Wake Up Wednesday - what parents / carers need to know summary:
Children regularly use different websites and apps from their parents, and it can be hard to keep up in this ever-changing digital world. But the things that help keep children safe online are often similar to the things that keep them safe offline.
Encourage your child to think critically and question what they see online. Talk to them about where they go to get information they trust, talk about fake news, fake followers and scams. Help them develop a healthy suspicion of whether people are who they say they are.
Share your knowledge and experience of good and unhealthy relationships.
Show them how to report any worrying behaviour they see online – for example through Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command or the Internet Watch Foundation.
We can help prepare children for their futures if we help them go online safely and responsibly.