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.
You can download the DofE advice for parents on cyberbullying here
You can access the DofE online parents support website called Parent Info here
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
- Ask your children to tell you about the sites they like to visit and what they enjoy doing online.
- Ask them about how they stay safe online. What tips do they have for you, and where did they learn them? What is OK and not OK to share?
- Ask them if they know where to go for help, where to find the safety advice, privacy settings and how to report or block on the services they use.
- Encourage them to help. Perhaps they can show you how to do something better online or they might have a friend who would benefit from their help and support.
- Think about how you use the internet as a family. What could you do to get more out of the internet together and further enjoy your lives online
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. And at Barrow 1618, we've also produced a new check list for parents to help their children stay safe which you can download here.
If you would like to know more information on how to keep your child safe when they are using a smartphone here is a very useful and informative link here
Here are two booklets parents may find useful.
Childnet is a great website resource for parents and children on online safety. Click here to access their website
Common Sense Media gives guidance on age ratings for websites, movies, games and even books. Click here to access their website
Internet Matters is another great site to use - it has advice on cyberbullying, how to talk to your children about internet safety and quick guides to different types of social media such as Instagram and Snapchat. You can visit their pages here Internet Matters.
Here are quick links to a range of Internet safety sites that you may find useful too...
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.
During the school year, each class discusses how we can all stay safe online and the dangers we may face on the internet. This year we shall be having a particular focus on E-Safety during our E-Safety awareness week. We then ask every child in KS2 to sign an Acceptable Use Agreement so that we know they have read and understood our school's rules on staying safe. We also have an Acceptable Use Agreement for our younger children and you can download a copy here.
For more information you can download our E safety policy here.
On Friday 8th February 2019, Mr Holmes hosted an E-Safety workshop for parents. The presentation from this workshop is available below. If you have any further questions or concerns please don't hesitate to come in and talk to Mr Holmes.
When should I report to C.E.O.P?
The National Crime Agency's CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be inappropriate chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it to C.E.O.P Command below, by clicking the logo.