Internet/E-safety

 

  Internet and E-safety

 

E-safety is about ensuring children use new technologies (computers, mobile phones and gaming devices) in a way which will keep them safe without limiting their opportunities for creation and innovation. At school we take the safety of our pupils very seriously including their safety while they access the internet.

 

 

 

As part of our continuing work on e-safety, during October 2015, we took part in National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Children helped to raise awareness on e-safety by sharing their knowledge and understanding with another child from a different class. Children worked together to create an excellent leaflet or poster on e-safety and some are displayed around the school. (For more e-safety info and current assembly themes, please see the e-safety officers and Safer Internet Day tab). 

 

 

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

 

Here are a few tips on how to keep children safe online.

  • Talk to your child about what they are up to online. 
  • Keep up to date with your child’s development online. Children grow up fast and they will be growing in confidence and learning new skills. It is important that as your child learns more, so do you.

 

  • Set boundaries in the online world just as you would in the real world. Keep all equipment that connects to the internet in a family space. Use parental controls on devices that link to the internet, such as the TV, laptops, computers, games consoles and mobile phones.

 

For further information and support on keeping your child safe whilst using the internet please explore the helpful websites below.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Primary/

Thinkuknow - home

Where do we start? The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children’s. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be ...

 

http://www.childnet.com/resources/know-it-all-for-parents

Know IT All for Parents - Childnet

Know IT All for Parents is a unique interactive e-safety guide for parents and carers produced by Childnet International. It's designed to really help you as a parent ...

 

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers

Parents and carers - Safer Internet Centre

Parents and carers play a key role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe online, and they are one of the first people children turn to if things go ...

 

http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/

Kidsmart: Welcome

KidSMART - learn about the internet and being a SMART surfer

 

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe

CBBC Stay Safe - CBBC - BBC

Test your internet safety knowledge with Hacker, listen to some Stay Safe songs with Helen Skelton, News Kids On the Block and Bobby Lockwood and get some tips from the Horrible Histories gang.