Welcome to our online safety area. Here you can find information, links, resources and updates on how to support our children with staying safe online.
At Barrow, we know that young people are growing up in a world where technology is a huge part of their every-day life and is always present to them. This can have both positive and negative impacts on their lives.
Technology has fantastic benefits - it helps us stay connected to friends and family all over the world, helps us share our experiences and learning and helps us discover and learn lots of new things. However, technology can also pose challenges for young people in lots of ways. Because the online community is such a huge part of their lives, it is very important that we all help them understand how to use it safely and sensibly and what impact it can have on their mental health and wellbeing.
All staff at our school have the responsibility of ensuring our children are kept safe online and supporting our children's digital wellbeing.
At Barrow, we also have Digital Leaders who make up part of our Junior Leadership team. The Digital Leaders work together to support our school in ensuring we all feel safe and know how to be safe online.
Use these useful websites to stay up to date on how you can support your children with staying safe online.
CEOP and Parent Zone Online Mental Health Support in Lockdown:
Parent Zone: How Creativity Can Support Children's Mental Health:
Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe Online During Lockdown:
Data and Privacy Online: A Toolkit for Young People:
Online Safety: Legendary Learners
Parents, start your online safety journey here! These resources are full of fun, easy activities about sharing carefully, spotting scams, making mega strong passwords, being kind online, looking after your digital wellbeing and more. These packs are an ideal way to talk to your child about tech – and encourage them to become safer anD more confident online.
Gingerbread: Support for Single-Parent Families
A host of information to support the health and wellbeing of Single-Parent families. Everything from Coronavirus to keeping fit and benefit calculators, this site also has a dedicated helpline to give advice and information.
Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. For more information on what they do, visit their website:
ParentZone have gathered together their most useful resources for lockdown into one hub. These include everything from: online learning resources and ideas for keeping children occupied, to working from home with children and where to get support.
National Online Safety (NOS)