|The internet has changed all of our lives, and your child is growing up during this change. We aim as a school ,to be well trained and up to date with E-safety issues so that we can best support your child and teach them the strategies they will need to stay safe.
All staff and some parents have undertaken E-safety Training and we now have an E-safety Champion – Mrs Twigg. Please feel free to ask her any questions you may have about e-safety..
We have created a leaflet for parents, if you would like to download the leaflet click on the link below.
E-SAFETY ADVICE FOR THE HOME
Top 10 tips for protecting your family online:
1. Use internet filtering software and child-friendly search engines. Use your browser’s controls as some offer differing degrees of security for each family member.
2. Check out what child protection services your Internet Service Provider (ISP) offers – do they filter for spam, for instance? If not, ask them why.
3. Keep the computer in a communal area of the house, where it’s easier to monitor what your children are viewing.
4. Tell children not to give out their personal details. If they want to subscribe to any services online, make up a family email address to receive the mail.
5. Children love to chat, but make sure they only use moderated chat rooms and encourage them to introduce you to their online friends.
6. Encourage your children to tell you if they feel uncomfortable, upset or threatened by anything they see online.
7. Involve your children in writing your own family code of acceptable internet use. Remember that what’s acceptable for a teenager isn’t necessarily OK for a primary school-aged child, so get their input.
8.. The web’s a great resource for homework, but remember to use more than one site in research to get broad, balanced information and always reference your research sources.
9. Surf together. Go online with your children and become part of their online life. The key to safe surfing is communication.
For further information regarding Cyberbullying: advice for parents and carers e.g. “Preventing cyberbullying”, “Responding to cyberbullying, “Signs of bullying” visit