E-Safety - Keeping Children Safe On-Line
In our society today, children are exposed to ICT from a young age. Once they start at primary school, they will be using computers and tablets on a daily basis because technology plays an integral role within every classroom from Reception onwards.
Throughout their primary school life, children will be creating digital content, developing their IT skills and using IT for communication and networking.
It is imperative that children are taught how to use technology responsibly, both in school and at home. To help with this we have put together some links below to various e-safety websites that you might find helpful. Please click on the logo to enter the website.
Thinkuknow is a very useful website from the National Crime Agency with information relevant for children from five years and up and their parents.
Childnet provides a wealth of resources for parents and children to support e-safety.
NSPCC Share Aware
This website provides straightforward advice that enables parents to understand the internet and provide useful guidance for their children. The site recognises that the internet is a great place for children to be and that being 'Share Aware' makes it a safer place to spend time.
Child Exploitation & Online Protection (CEOP)
This website, also from the National Crime Agency, offers useful advice for people concerned about online abuse or simply the way that someone is communicating online.
The following links provide you with information about specific aspects of e-safety that we hope you will find useful. Please click on the bold title to access the websites.
A useful website with advice on the best available parental controls to download.
The NSPCC provides useful information about how to talk to your child about the risks of sexting and also steps that you can take to protect them.
The website Thinkuknow provides detailed information and guidance about a popular feature of lots of apps and platforms. Understanding the risks of live streaming will help your child to stay safe when they are online.
Thinkuknow have produced a three episode animation for 8-10 year olds which helps them to learn how to identify pressuring and manipulative behaviour online and to stay safe from other risks they might encounter online.
E-Safety Guides for Parents
The following documents are aimed at providing parents with the necessary guidance to support their children to make the correct choices when using social media. if you would like a hard copy of any of them please ask in the School Office.
- Accessing Inappropriate Websites
- Keeping Children Safe Online
- Conversation Starters Factsheet
- Online Grooming
- NSPCC Share Aware
- Social Media Guidance
- Supporting Young People Online