Online Safety – Parent Information & Survey In March this year, we surveyed students at the College to gain a current picture of their understanding of keeping safe online. As a result, we have designed a new webpage to support students and parents and would like to signpost this to you as well as gain your feedback on keeping your children safe online. Thanks in advance for your support with this. Q1 - We surveyed around 3/4 of our students. What year groups at the College do you have a child in? (you can tick more than one box) Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 year 10 Year 11 Year 12 Year 13 Q2 – Everyone whom we surveyed had access to their own mobile phone. What other internet enabled devices does your child have at home? (you can tick more than one box) Tablet Games Console (e.g. Xbox, Playstation) Laptop/Desktop Computer Smart TV Smartwatch/Wearable Q3 – Around 20% of students said they didn’t know whether parental controls had been set up on their home wifi. Are there parental controls set on your broadband router (Home WIFI)? Yes No Don't know Note: Our new webpage has links to setting up controls for all major broadband providers.Q4 – Over 1/3 of students said there were no parental controls set up directly on their devices. Are there parental controls set on your child’s devices? Yes - All of them Yes – Some of them No – none set Don't know Note: Our new webpage has links to setting up controls for all major devices.Q5 – Most students said they used between 3 and 6 social media apps. Which of these are you aware that your child uses? (you can tick more than one box) Facebook Instagram Snapchat Twitter Youtube TikTok WhatsApp Pinterest Oovoo Discord Omeagle Tumblr Q6 – Nearly half of students have not changed their privacy settings on their social media accounts since they were set up. Do you know what privacy settings are set up on your child’s social media accounts? Yes - All of them Yes – Some of them Don’t know how to Note: Our new webpage has links to changing privacy settings for all the major social media apps.Q7 – Between 60% and 80% of students said that they kept their smartphone in their bedroom overnight. In your home do your children have to give their devices to you before bedtime? Yes No Q8 – Over 70% of students said that their parents had talked to them about being safe online. How confident are you of talking to your child about online dangers? Very confident Somewhat confident Not confident at all Q9 – Nearly half of students said that their parents monitor their activity on their devices. How often do you check your child’s device/supervise their activity online? Very frequently (e.g. Daily) Sometimes (e.g. Weekly) Rarely (e.g. Monthly) Never Q10 – Over 60% of students said that they would tell their parents if they were concerned about something that happened online. Do you think your child would tell you if they were concerned about something online? Yes No Don't know Thanks for completing this survey. The link to our new webpage is here If you have any questions regarding online safety, please email the College on [email protected] NameThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.