E-safety

 Children now spend a lot of their time online. This can be a great way to connect with friends and family, learn new things, explore or even get help with homework.

However, children also face risks when using the internet such as seeing inappropriate content or cyberbullying. As adults, we have a responsibility to safeguard the children in an online world which is now such an integral part of the everyday life of children.

As with all other risks, it is impossible to eliminate those risks completely. It is therefore essential for us as a school to provide good educational provision to build pupils’ resilience to the risks to which they may be exposed, so that they have the confidence and skills to face and deal with these risks.

By understanding and talking about the dangers, you can help keep your child safe online.

 

Please see attached e-safety policy.
 
Here are some useful websites to explore e-safety:

CEOP's Thinkuknow programme provides a range of free educational resources including cartoons and activities:  https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Vodafone provides useful e-safety checklists by age of child: http://www.vodafone.com/content/parents/get-started.html

NSPCC website gives helpful advice and tools to keep your child safe online: http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

The UK Safer Internet Centre website provides teachers and parents/carers with e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet: http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

The Parent Zone website provides information, help and advice to parents about online safety: http://www.theparentzone.co.uk/

Parenting in the Digital Age website: http://www.pitda.co.uk/

Safety Smart website includes information for parents/carers and games and activities for children on online safety: http://www.ulsafetysmart.com/

Budd:e Cybersmart is a great website for helping children understand cybersecurity by creating their own cyber Budd:e https://budd-e.staysmartonline.gov.au/primary/demo.html

CBBC website provides useful tips for staying safe online: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe

Newsround's ‘Beware of Computer Hackers’ video shows the importance of password security http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011m2nz

Childnet website: http://www.childnet.com/

 
Click on the picture below to find out how to stay safe online with Disney's Timon and Pumbaa!
 
 
We have been discussing  'how to stay safe online' with the children.

Here is some useful advice from our 6 year olds (all their own words!) .
 
 
 
 
The Reception children have been getting to grips with the iPads and have started 'coding' online. The children always know who to go to if they need help and are becoming more and more confident each time they use the iPads.
 
 
 
Acceptable Use Policy for Children