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Keeping Safe Online
The Internet is amazing! We can use it to help us learn and to play games. We can use it to keep in touch with our friends and family by email, instant messaging and social media. We can download the latest chart hits, stream movies and TV shows and watch live broadcasts from across the world. The Internet has become such a useful tool that it is difficult to imagine how we ever lived without it!
As with all tools, it is important that we know how to use it safely and understand the dangers we face when we don't use it responsibly. On this page, you will find a number of very helpful links to help both children and parents ensure that we always stay safe online.
Links for Children
Think U Know - Visit CEOP's website to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it.
Choose your age group:
Childnet Primary Zone - Find the latest information on the sites and services that you like to use, plus information about mobiles, gaming, downloading, social networking and much more.
Links for Parents and Carers
Net Aware - From Facebook and Instagram to Snapchat and Tumblr, Net Aware is a simple no-nonsense guide for parents to the social media, apps and games that kids use.
Internet Matters - Internet Matters is an independent, not-for-profit organisation to help parents keep their children safe online. Supported by leading experts, they have developed this online portal specifically designed for all parents to access simple, easy and practical advice so that you can make confident, informed choices when it comes to children’s online safety.
NSPCC Online Safety - It can be hard to know how to talk to your child about online safety. From setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps, the NSPCC can help you to understand the risks and keep your child safe.
Common Sense Media - Common Sense is dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. They aim to empower parents by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help you to harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.
Childnet - Home to 'Know IT All for Parents', a unique interactive e-safety guide for parents and carers produced by Childnet International. It's designed to help you as a parent or carer keep up-to-date with how children are using the internet, and support them in using these new exciting services safely and responsibly.
Think U Know - for Parents and Carers - CEOP's website aims to make online parenting simple.
Parent Zone - Parent Zone provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children's wellbeing and resilience. The aim is to help parents to help their children be discriminating, web-literate and resilient.
UK Safer Internet Centre - Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online
Get Safe Online - A unique resource providing practical advice on how to protect yourself, your computers and mobiles device and your business against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online.
Times Tables Rock Stars - Are you ready to rock your times tables? Login with your Forefield Junior School username and password to play.
ActiveLearn - Log in with your Forefield Junior School username and password to access the Maths activities set for you by your teacher.
Maths is Fun - A whole host of puzzles to solve, as well as help with understanding mathematical concepts.
Cool Math 4 Kids - Maths games, puzzles and lessons for primary aged children, with links to resources and ideas for parents, teachers and older children.
NRICH - Developed by Cambridge University, this site offers a range of maths investigations for all ages and abilities. Unlike many other sites featured on this page, most of the activities are not solved by clicking on the screen. Visitors are encouraged to investigate offline and submit their solutions for publication. There is also a forum for mathematical discussions with trained mentors.
Scratch - Learn coding skills with online tutorials and program your own interactive stories, games and animations with Scratch.
BBC Bitesize: Computing - Interactive learner guides and short video clips covering the different elements of the Key Stage 2 Computing curriculum
Dance Mat Typing - Learn to touch-type with this great activity from the BBC.
Hour of Code Activities - One-hour coding tutorials designed for all ages.
English & Reading Links
Lexia Core5 Reading - Lexia Core5 Reading provides personalised learning for primary students of all ages and abilities to assist in mastering essential reading skills. Login with your school username and password to access the activities. For more information about accessing Lexia Core5 Reading at home, visit Lexia's Core5 Family Resource Page.
Helping Your Child to Read
Need some advice on how to help your child to read? The links and downloads below are all aimed at supporting families with reading at home.
BookTrust: Reading With Your Child - BookTrust has produced some handy tips and advice to help you get the most out of reading together.
Oxford Owl - Find out how children learn to read with phonics, and how you can help your child's reading at home.
Pearson: Enjoy Reading (pdf) - Advice and inspiration on how to help children enjoy reading
Key Stage 2 Reading Prompts (pdf) - Points to consider and questions to ask when reading with your child
Need ideas for a great read? Clink on the links below for some fantastic suggestions!
BookTrust - Discover some of the best new books, as well as the children's classics waiting to be re-discovered.
Waterstones - Seasonal and age-related recommendations from the high-street bookstore chain
LoveReading4Kids - A steady stream of brilliant book recommendations for your child
LoveReading4Schools - A fully updated set of reading recommendation lists for every year group
Common Sense Media - '50 books all kids should read before they're 12'
Anti-Bullying Alliance - The Anti-Bullying Alliance is a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying. On their website, you will find links to all things bullying including the definition of bullying, research, online CPD training and lots more about preventing, recording and responding to bullying of children and young people.
BBC Children's Wellbeing - Five steps to help with children's wellbeing
Brighter Horizons 4U - BH4U is a counselling service which provides counselling for children, families and schools.
Bully Busters - The website contains information and practical advice on bullying, as well as contact details for the free helpline.
Kooth - An online mental wellbeing community
Mentally Healthy Schools - Mentally Healthy Schools brings together quality-assured mental health resources, information & advice for schools and further education settings in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
NHS Every Mind Matters - Expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental wellbeing and make them part of your daily routine.
NSPCC: Children's Mental Health - Advice to help you support children who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal feelings or self-harm
Partnership for Children - The website includes free wellbeing activities for children.
Place2Be - Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools.
Young Minds - Fighting for young people's mental health
BBC Bitesize KS2 Music - Interactive learner guides and short video clips covering different elements of the Key Stage 2 Music curriculum
School Learning Zone KS2 Music - A collection of resources to help children develop their knowledge and understanding of music
Sefton and Knowsley Youth (SKY) Music Hub - Information about music activities and ensembles from Sefton Music Service
Sefton Music Service/Sky Music Hub