e-Safety

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Our pupils use the internet on a regular basis as part of their learning.  In school, we have regular e-safety activities and focused lessons to not only educate pupils on the importance of keeping themselves safe online but what to do if they find themselves in a situation that makes them feel uncomfortable.  We must work together to ensure our children are safe and ensure they always behaviour appropriately.

The internet is a wonderful tool and is widely available with the increased use of smart phones and tablets.  At home, it is becoming increasingly difficult to supervise children whilst they are using the internet, therefore it is important that the appropriate parental controls are set through your internet service provider (ISP).  Click on the link below to watch a video about how to do this with the main ISPs:

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

Software Applications (Apps):

Technology is changing very rapidly and sometimes it is hard to keep up. Below is a link to a website that contains useful guides for parents about popular social networking apps snap chat, Facebook and Instagram.   Children can use apps on smartphones, iPad, iPod… anything with an internet connection. If your child has these apps, please review their usage frequently and teach them how to use them appropriately.

http://www.connectsafely.org/guides-2/

Useful Links:

  • Think U Know– containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centr7z6a3204e).
  • Internet Matters – This site provides advice for all age groups and has a report an issue button, connecting you to agencies who can provide help.
  • NSPCC – The NSPCC has partnered with O2 to launch a telephone service offering helpful advice
  • BBC Webwise – Lots of questions answered with useful tutorial video
  • Vodafone Parents– Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents. You can also read their ‘Digital Parenting‘ magazine.
  • Internet Safety Zone– Look in the ‘Under 13s’ section for useful safety advice and information.
  • Kidsmart– An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
  • Know IT All– lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
  • Bullying UK– Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
  • Kidscape– An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
  • Childline – ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre provide a Report Abuse service which can be accessed by clicking on the button below:

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