E-safety is an important aspect of our computing curriculum. We understand that learning about keeping safe online does not only happen at school. Since September 2015 the monthly newsletter has a section dedicated to E-Safety and advice for parents. Newsletters can be viewed on the Home page in ‘Latest News’.
Safer Internet Day
Steph Corbett, Early Intervention Family Worker, came into school to help Y5 and Y6 children and their parents about using the internet safely.
Children are going to use the internet and social media. It is impossible to avoid. Therefore, it is our responsibility as adults to teach children how to use the internet safely and respectfully. The presentation was used to develop an understanding of who is responsible for a safer internet, how to be safe online as well as the consequences of using the internet incorrectly. It also included information about sharing indecent and inappropriate pictures.
We were very pleased to see so many parents at the event and several took the opportunity to gain further advice form Steph after the presentation.
Below are a range of useful resources for parents and carers to use
when keeping children safe online.
A Parents’ Guide to Being Share Aware. Helping you to keep your child safe online.
Switched on for families
Run by Virgin Media, this website is full of useful advice and tools to help give parents clear, honest advice on getting the best out of the internet for their children.
Childnet for parents and carers
Whether you’re puzzled by parental controls or would like to know more about gaming, this section can help. We all know that it can sometimes be challenging to keep up to speed with what children and young people are doing online. Luckily on this site you’ll find a whole host of useful ways to keep your child safe.
Think You Know
Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. Thinkuknow aims to ensure that everyone has access to this practical information – children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them.
Please click on the link: Advice for Parents on Cyberbullying
E-safety work in school
Year 2 pupils have been putting together ‘Top Tips’ of how to be safe when using digital devices.