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E Safety

The Internet has become an everyday part of our lives. We use it daily as a tool to improve teaching and learning, to access information from around the world, talk to friends and help with our work. It is an immense environment offering a wealth of resources that benefit us all. However, it is essential that we all learn how to behave responsibly online both at home and at school.

We believe that the benefits to children from access to the resources of the Internet far exceed any possible disadvantages. Potential and actual issues that have been highlighted by the media concern all schools, we recognise that whilst some of the media interest is hype, there is genuine cause for concern that children might access unsuitable material accidentally. By its nature, the internet is ever-changing and loopholes can develop, within school the combination of site-filtering, of supervision and fostering a responsible attitude in our children helps keep children safe and helps  build each child’s digital resilience. Digital resilience helps individuals recognise and manage the risks they come across when they socialise, explore or work online. It is achieved primarily through experience, rather than learning and it is fostered by opportunities to confide in trusted others and later reflect upon online challenges.

We develop a responsible attitude in children through focusing on underpinning knowledge and behaviours about using technology, including the internet, safely in school and beyond. Our computing curriculum together with our Personal, Social, Health, Relationships and Economic curriculum cover online safety at all stages.

We recognise the need to create a safe environment to teach e-safety in which children feel comfortable to say what they feel and to talk about their experiences.

All e-safety education is underpinned by our belief that the responsibility for setting and conveying the standards that children are expected to follow, when using media and information resources, is one the school shares with parents and guardians.

On this page we have put together some resources that you may find helpful. If you  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher or any member of the school leadership team. 

The poster on this page was designed by a child from the  Otter's  class  in response to our Lockdown ESafety Challenge

 

File icon: mp4 E Safety Story and Challenge with Miss Smith [mp4 8MB] Click to download

Government Online Safety Advice During the Coronavirus Outbreak 

First published  on 31st march 2020 this is regualrly updated. 

The latest update is dated 25th June 2020

External Link Icon Keeping Children Safe Online- Government Advice for Parents and Carers

Useful Websites

National Online Safety 

This website produces online safety guides to help parents support their children to use the internet safely. Each Wednesday a new guideis added to the website.

The guides give an outline of the games and sites children are accessing and some ideas of how you can help your children can use them safely .

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/

We have attached some below . We have chosen these as they reflect  either what the children in our school are telling us they use or things that you, as parents, are telling us you are concerned about.

 

File icon: pdf Youtube-Parents-Guide.pdf [pdf 7MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf MOMO-Online-Safety-Guide-for-Parents-FEB-2019.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Tik-Tok-Parents-Guide-October-2018-v2.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Screen-Addiction-Parents-Guide-091118.pdf [pdf 9MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Roblox-Parents-Guide-V2-081118.pdf [pdf 17MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Minecraft-Parents-Guide-091118.pdf [pdf 14MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Fortnite-Parents-Guide-051218.pdf [pdf 12MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Age_Ratings_January_2019.pdf [pdf 3MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Smartphone Safety Tips [pdf 7MB] Click to download

Thinkuknow

The 'thinkuknow' website contains  e-safety activities for 5 to 7 year old children.

 

Thinkuknow activities for 5-7 year olds

Commonsense Media

More information for parents about e-safety can be found by clicking on the commonsense media website link below. This website also contains information about film and game age ratings.

Commonsense media info for parents

Internet Matters.org

This is a  portal with information that will help you learn, talk about and deal with everything that matters when it comes to the safety of your children online.

The website provides information on a range of issues – social networking, cyberbullying and more – as well as expert advice for what to do if your family is affected by any of them.
You’ll also find handy tips about starting – and continuing – the conversation with your children about their experiences online, which is widely considered among the most effective ways to help keep them safe.

 

www.internetmatters.org

File icon: pdf E-Safety Policy january 2020 (final).pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download