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E-Safety for Parents

 

This can also be called 'internet safety', 'online safety' or 'web safety'. E-safety is often defined as the safe and responsible use of technology. This includes the use of the internet and also other means of communication using electronic media (eg text messages, gaming devices, email etc).

You will have been asked to fill out our ‘acceptable use policy’ when your child started school. This details some of the ways in which we encourage children to behave, and outlines our rules for safe use of technology. We also ask your permission for the use of photos and video on the website and in other places. Children also complete an acceptable user policy and agree to follow simple rules in school and at home to help keep them safe.

We teach children about eSafety and encourage them to follow the SMART rules.

Remember that children should be 13 or older to open a Facebook account. 

Safer Internet website

Parents and carers play a key role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe online, and they are one of the first people children turn to if things go wrong. We know it can be difficult to stay on top of the wide range of sites and devices that young people use, so we hope that the following advice helps.

Four steps:

  1. Have ongoing conversations with your children about staying safe online Have ongoing conversations
  2. Use safety tools on social networks and other online services, eg Facebook privacy settings Use safety tools
  3. Decide if you want to use parental controls on your home internet Parental controls
  4. Understand devices and the parental control tools they offer in our Parents' Guide to Technology Understand devices

Useful guides for parents:

Please click on link for : Guidance from the Department of Education: 

Guidance from the Department of Education

Website looking at tackling extremism and radicalisation: Educate Against Hate

Educate against hate website

NSPPC Net aware – guide to social media sites: Net aware 

Net aware website

Internet Matters: Interactive guide to setting up parental controls around the home

Internet matters website

NSPPC Share aware guide: 

NSPCC Share aware guide

eSafety page for children

Remember our SMART rules for staying safe online!

S: Stay safe: don’t give out personal information or passwords

M: don’t Meet up: meeting someone you have only met online can be dangerous. Always check with an adult you trust

A: Accepting files: Accepting files, emails or pictures from people you don’t know can cause problems

R: Reliable: Check information before you believe it.

T: Tell someone: tell an adult if something or someone makes you feel uncomfortable.

Quick links to help you stay safe online: BBC: 

BBC website

ThinkuKnow: 

Think you know website

CEOP website

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