Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.
Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.
Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.
In school, we have staff training and regularly teach the children about the importance of keeping themselves safe online. We celebrate e safety day each year and also remind the children of e safety during anti bullying week each year, each class has an e safety rules and tips display and there is also an e safety display for the whole school to see and use. We are also establishing an e safety committee, this group will have two children from each class, teaching assistants, class teachers, head teacher and governor(s). The children will be called ‘e safety champions’. The group for this academic year will be made up of 2 children from each class, Mrs Walsh, Mrs Speakman, Mr Perkins (Y5) and Miss Jones (Y3 TA)
Children who have access to the internet at home should understand that as well as providing a great resource, the internet can be a dangerous place, this is why we are encouraging the children to know the steps needed to keep themselves safe.
As parents, your influence in helping your children to understand the dangers, as well as the opportunities the internet can bring, is huge. It is vital that, as parents, you feel confident in ensuring your children’s safe use of the internet and social networking sites.
What are the key online risks?
Contact: children can be contacted by bullies or people who groom or seek to abuse them
Content: age-inappropriate or unreliable content can be available to children
Conduct: children may be at risk because of their own behaviour, for example, by sharing too much information
Commercialism: young people can be unaware of hidden costs and advertising in apps, games and websites www.saferinternet.org.uk
There are many websites for you to find information:
UK Safer Internet Centre website: www.saferinternet.org.uk
This website provides helpful and practical information for you as parents, there are downloads and tips on settings and controls that you can put into place on a range of devices: Computers, smart phones, tablets and gaming devices.
If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:
Helpful links to look at with your family
Tips for staying safe online: