E-Safety

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.

At Home

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 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

At School

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.

At the start of the school year, each class discusses how we can all stay safe online and the dangers we may face on the internet.  We then ask every child  to sign an Acceptable Use Agreement so that we know they have read and understood our school’s rules on staying safe.

For more information you can download our E Safety Policy here.

Parent Zone

Parent Zone sits at the heart of modern family life, providing advice, knowledge and support to shape the best possible future for children as they embrace the online world.

Parent Zone provides resources and training to educate and equip professionals and supports parents to develop the right skills and understanding, so that their children can discover the possibilities and opportunities available to them online. Please see link below:

Home | Parent Zone

Parent Advice

Parenting Smart (Place2Be)

The children’s mental health charity, Place2Be, has launched a new website aimed at helping parents with typical situations they can find themselves in with their children.

Advice can be found on over forty topics including:

  • Understanding sibling rivalry
  • My child is lying, what does it mean, what should I do?
  • My child has trouble going to sleep
  • My child says ‘I hate you!’
  • Cultural identity: who am I?

The Parenting Smart website can found here: https://parentingsmart.place2be.org.uk/

Parent Resources & Links

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.

Here a a list of useful links:-

Is TikTok safe? | NSPCC

What parents need to know about the SQUID GAME

What parents NEED TO KNOW about Fortnite Battle Royale

What parents NEED TO KNOW about Fortnite Chapter 2

What parents NEED TO KNOW about Minecraft

What parent NEED TO KNOW about Roblox

What parents NEED TO KNOW about Among Us

What parents NEED TO KNOW about Twitch

What parents need to know about ZOOM

What parents need to know about TIKTOK

What Parents need to know about SNAPCHAT

What parents NEED TO KNOW about Facebook

What parents NEED TO KNOW about YouTube

What parents NEED TO KNOW about YouTube Kids

What parents NEED TO KNOW about Netflix

What parents NEED TO KNOW about WhatsApp

HOW TO set up parental controls for Android Apps

HOW TO set up parental controls for iPhone Apps

What parents NEED TO KNOW about age ratings

Parent Top Tips To Stay Safe Online

LGfL DigiSafe Online Tutors Safeguarding Guidance

Think You Know – is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

Child Exploitation and Child Protection

Safer Internet – Parents Technology Guide

Staying Safe Online

Internet Matters

CEOP Video Chatting Guide

London Grid for Learning

Let’s Talk About It – Staying Safe Online

Childnet video lessons

CEOP Education Resources – 4th activity pack

The ThinkUKnow team at CEOP have released their 4th activity packs for children and young people. These are short activities, approx. 15 minutes each, that you can set for children or send home to parents.

4-5 year olds – click HERE
5-7 year olds – click HERE
8-10 year olds – click HERE

Childnet Video Lessons 6-9 Year olds
These videos focus on who young people should tell if something worries them online.

SMART with a heart Video
SMART Rules

A list of handy, free online activities and materials to use at home.
Parent’s Commissioner Digital Guide
CCO Children’s Digital Safety Guide

Translate »