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ESafety

E-safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so that together they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.

 

  • You can download the Department for Education advice for parents on cyberbullying here
  • You can access the Department for Education online parents support website, called Parent Information here

 

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:

CEOP - Reporting

Using the Internet At Home

 

As a parent you'll know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves.  It's a highly creative place of amazing opportunities. 

 

However, the technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content. 

 

To best help support your child, we ask that parents engage with their children regarding their use of the internet while at home.  Here are some conversation starter ideas from www.childnet.com

 

  • Ask your children to tell you about the sites they like to visit and what they enjoy doing online.

 

  • Ask them about how they stay safe online. What tips do they have for you, and where did they learn them? What is OK and not OK to share?

 

  • Ask them if they know where to go for help, where to find the safety advice, privacy settings and how to report or block on the services they use.

 

  • Encourage them to help. Perhaps they can show you how to do something better online or they might have a friend who would benefit from their help and support.

 

  • Think about how you use the internet as a family. What could you do to get more out of the internet together and further enjoy your lives online?

 

 

ThinkYouKnow has great, interactive resources to help support children and parents.

 

 

Using the Internet At School

 

As part of your child’s curriculum and the development of computer skills, we provide access to the internet only in teacher supervised lessons. We strongly believe that the use of the web and email is hugely worthwhile and an essential tool for children as they grow up in the modern world.

 

But because there are always concerns about children having access to undesirable materials, we have taken positive steps to deal with this risk in school. Our school internet access provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials. 

 

Through the school year, as part of their ICT Curriculum, classes discuss how we can all stay safe online and the dangers we may face on the internet. 

 

We also ask children and parents to sign an Acceptable Use Agreement so that we know they have read and understood our school's rules on staying safe. 

Internet Safety Resources for Parents

 

To try to support parents there are a few sites detailed below, which offer excellent guidance to help keep your child safe whilst online.

 

The weblinks contain information on different types of social media and how to help keep children safe. Childnet also produce a detailed leaflet for parents which you can download here. 

 

 

There is a great new online safety tool designed for parents launched by the Department for Education called Parent Info.  It's has advice on everything from keeping children safe from online trolls to WhatsApp - a guide for parents.

 

 

Childnet is a great website resource for parents and children on online safety. You can find the weblink here

 

Think U Know has a great section for parents and covers topics such as gaming and talking to strangers.  You can also search by topic or age range to find information that is relevant for your family.  You can find the weblink here

 

Internet Matters is another great site to use - it has advice on cyberbullying, how to talk to  your children about internet safety and quick guides to different types of social media such as Instagram and Snapchat.  You can find the weblink here 

 

Smartphone Safe

If you would like to know more information on how to keep your child safe when they are using a smartphone here is a very useful and informative link here

 

Here are quick links to a range of Internet safety sites that you may find useful too...

 

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