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 download a simple checklist here that may help you start to protect your children online and decrease the risks they face. Or you can engage with your children regarding their use of the internet while at home. Here are some conversation starter ideas from www.childnet.com
To try and help parents with the fast moving and changing world of internet and social media we've suggested a few internet sites on the right of this page which are fantastic resources, They contain information on different types of social media and how to help keep children safe.
Childnet also produce a leaflet for parents which you can download here.
Privacy settings are an important part of keeping our young children safe and you can find out more information about them here.
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.
At the start of the school year, each class discusses how we can all stay safe online and the dangers we may face on the internet.
Lots of children have computer equipment and it is so easy for them to get onto inappropriate websites these days.
Here are a number of links to websites to help parents and carers to understand how to keep your children save on the internet.
Parental Software Control: Here is a free software package that can be installed on a Windows PC or MAC PC.
Antivirus Software: All computers should have "Anti Virus" software installed and kept up-to-date each week. Here are a couple of Free antivirus software packages that will work with both Windows and Mac OS.
Keep you and your children safe on the internet
Report any cyber crime to http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/crime-threats/cyber-crime