If you are searching the internet, using a child-friendly search engine can help to keep you safe.
A website aimed at Key Stage 2 learners (aged 7-11). It links to a wealth of learning and e-safety resources and includes a safe search feature.Imagine a search engine designed for KS2 children…
What would it look like? It would be easy to use, allow safe internet searches and filter inappropriate results to give KS2 relevant, child-friendly online resources, helping children to find valuable sites with an appropriate educational focus. It would also ensure that children don’t interpret the search as ‘boring’ or ‘restrictive’. It becomes in short an ideal place from which children can explore the web.
Why use Swiggle?
- It’s easy for children to navigate and promotes appropriate KS2 content.
- Links to the best tried and tested educational resources.
- Filters inappropriate words and listings, and promotes relevant child-friendly learning resources within search results.
- Provides tips and resources to help children stay safe online.
- Saves teachers time, requires no setup and encourages best practice online.
- Makes an ideal homepage for home or classroom computers.
Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.
Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.
Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.
If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:
Tips for staying safe online:
· Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.
· Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.