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 they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.
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. But 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.
You can help start to protect your children online and decrease the risks they face by engaging with your children regarding their use of the internet while at home.
Here are some conversation starter ideas from www.childnet.com
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.
We aim to provide high-quality remote education for children both in and out of school. This can consist of learning which is:
BLENDED– Children’s learning involves electronic and online media as well as face-to-face teaching. It can take place in and/or out of school.
FLIPPED – Instructional content delivered online from another place. This could be a teacher in another class or who is at home self-isolating.
REMOTE – Carried out without physical attendance by the pupil and/or teacher using technology.
For more information on what we provide remotely please read our Remote Learning Policy
To try and help parents with the fast moving and changing world of internet and social media we have attached a few internet sites on this page which are fantastic resources, they contain information on different types of social media and how to help keep children safe.
Helpful Parent Fact Sheets & Guides
Click on the following documents to find some useful parental guides to the following social media
Jessie and Friends - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends-videos/
Internet Safety Resources
Childnet also produce a leaflet for parents which you can download here.
Childnet is a great website resource for parents and children on online safety.
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.
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 visit their pages here
You can access the DofE online parents support website called Parent Info
Here are quick links to a range of Internet safety sites that you may find useful too...
NSPCC NetAware - https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
Safer Internet - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/
Childnet - https://www.childnet.com/
Internet Matters - https://www.internetmatters.org/+
CEOP Police - https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/