Think U Know
Online Safety Home Learning Activities
Your children are online at school, at home and with their friends. Laptops, smartphones, tablets gaming consoles and media players mean they can use the internet wherever they go.
Whenever they are online they are at risk from unsuitable content, accidentally disclosing their personal data, illegal downloads, file sharing, spyware, viruses, inappropriate advances and cyber bullying. Children are learning to navigate the world. They tend to be enthusiastic and trusting. The flip side of these wonderful qualities is that they can lack caution and the ability to discern when they might be at risk. When we meet people face to face, they give us multiple cues that help us understand whether their intentions are good or unpleasant. The internet masks these signals and it’s far more difficult to tell whether a person you meet online really is who they say they are. So it’s vital that you teach your children how to use the internet safely.
These Home Learning packs have been created to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, new home activity packs are released with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home.
As well as tips and advice on how to support your child at home "Think U Know" have also created short videos to help you with online safety at home. We will release a new one every fortnight.