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.
Thinkuknow - home
Know IT All for Parents - Childnet
Parents and carers - Safer Internet Centre
CBBC Stay Safe - CBBC - BBC