E-Safety

E-Safety Committee Members
 
 
E-safety Leader Tamsin Hayward
E-safety Co-ordinator Laura Harris
E-safety Governor
E-safety Parent Representative
Becky Cawsey
Liz Channing
E-safety Pupil Representatives Two year 6 pupils
 
E-safety, or Online Safety, is about utilising information and communication technologies in a safe and responsible way. It is mainly concerned with the safeguarding of young people in the digital world and making sure they feel safe when accessing new technology. 
 
There is a vast amount of information available to families online, offering advice and support. Please look at the E-safety Top Tips and click on the links. 
 
 
ESafety Top-Tips
 
 
 
What is Parent Info?

Parent Info provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children's wellbeing and resilience.

In line with CEOP’s Thinkuknow programme, some of the content covers internet safety, but it all starts from the assumption that young people make little distinction between their online and offline lives and the issues for parents are often the same. The aim is to help parents help their children be discriminating, web-literate and resilient.

Click the ParentINFO banner above to take you to their homepage. 

Click here for ParentINFO articles 

Safe Search Engines for Children

Swiggle

CBBC Find IT

Safe Search Kids

Kids Click

 

For Parents / Carers

Hector's World Safety Button

Download Hector's safety button for your home computer

UK Safer Internet Centre

Where you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet

SWGfL (South West Grid for Learning)

SWGfL work to ensure that not only children are safer whilst online, but also their parents and those working with them.

Childnet International

Parents and careers can access press and policy information, along with resources for the whole family

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection)

The Parents’ and Carers’ Guide to the Internet’, has been created by CEOP to provide a light hearted and realistic look at what it takes to be a better online parent.

Know IT All

Know IT All for Parents is a unique interactive e-safety guide for parents and carers produced by Childnet International.

 

Anonymous Reporting

 Red Example Button

Adults and children can click the link above to report an issue or concern you may have regarding something you have seen on the Internet.

For Pupils

Hector's World

Watch Hector and his friends learning how to use their computers safely and add a safety button for your family computer!

CEOP

Get the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. 

KidSMART

Lots of useful information and advice to guide you when online. You will find anything from performing safe searches, using mobile phones responsibly and accessing social networks. 

The Adventures of Kara, Winston and The SMART Crew

These cartoons illustrate 5 e-safety SMART rules and include a real life SMART Crew of young people, who guide the cartoon characters in their quest, and help them make safe online decisions

 

  • Watch clips from Hector's World to remind yourself of how to use the computer safely.
  • Remember to check the parental controls of your computer, to ensure all users have the appropriate level of access. 
  • Do not give out any personal information about yourself online to people you do not know. This includes your full name, address, street name, postcode, or school name. 
  • If you receive any messages or pictures that worry or upset you talk to an adult you trust, from either school or home. You may also report it online, via the thinkuknow website. 
  • Always think of your personal safety first when using ICT or your mobile phone. Remember it is easy for anyone to lie about who they are online, so you can never really be sure about who you are talking to. 
  • It’s a good idea to use a nickname rather than your real name. 
  • Anything you post or upload to the internet is there forever so be very careful what you put online
  • Don't open emails from people or sources you don't know or trust.
  • Regularly perform virus checks on your computer.
 
  • Ensure you search the Internet safely e.g. check spelling, website content. Tell an adult if you find something inappropriate and close the website. 
  • Ensure the material your views is age appropriate. Check age recommendations if you are unsure. 
  • Avoid allowing children on devices an hour before bedtime - the blue light from the screen keeps you awake!
  • Keep a digital diary, recording how much time is spent on devices a day/week.
  • Limit time on digital devices, the latest government recommendation is a time ration of 1:4 (for every hour on the screen there should be four off it!).
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