E-safety (or online safety as it also referred to) is the need to educate children and young people about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology. In an ever increasing technological world, it is becoming more of an important issue to ensure our children are educated on ensuring they keep safe online. Children and young people need the help and support of the school to recognise and avoid online safety risks and build their resilience.
Our curriculum covers online safety across the school (including visits from D-Side) reflecting how children’s interests and use of technology changes as they grow older.
It is essential that all children are aware of how to use the web safely. The links below are some useful guides to aiding your children to keep safe online.
Useful Websites for Parents:
Think U Know: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
KS1 E-Safety Activities: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/4_7/
KS2 E-Safety Activities: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/
UK Council for Child Internet Safety: https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/uk-council-for-child-internet-safety-ukccis
Respect Me: http://respectme.org.uk/
Protecting Your Child Online: https://assets.website-files.com/5c103ab227f39a6a4cad6fdc/5c103ab227f39a6486ad7118_parentalcontrols.pdf
Useful guides for technology/websites/social media apps:
Parent/Carer’s Guide to Social Media: Click here for document
What Parents and Carers need to know about Social Bots: Click here for document
What Parents and Carers need to know about TikTok: Click here for document
What Parents and Carers need to know about Snapchat: Click here for document
What Parents and Carers need to know about Netflix: Click here for document
What Parents and Carers need to know about Fortnite: Click here for document
What Parents and Carers need to know about Replika: Click here for document
What Parents and Carers need to know about Youtube: Click here for document
What Parents and Carers need to know about Whatsapp: Click here for document
Games Console Protection Guides
Videos for helping keeping children safe online
Jessie and Friends
Jessie & Friends is based on a series of three fun, age-appropriate animations which follow Jessie, Mo and Tia as they view, share and game their way towards a safer future online.
These are useful resources to share with Reception and Key Stage One children.
Play Like Share
This series follows the adventures of Alfie, Ellie and Sam as they form a band and enter their school’s Battle of the Bands contest, taking on the mean but ‘cool’ Popcorn Wizards as they go. The three friends learn that while the internet can help them in pursuit of their goal, they need to use it wisely and safely and that ultimately, doing your best, including others and nurturing genuine friendship is much more important than how popular you are.
Useful for KS2
Simple rules for keeping your child safe
To keep your child safe they should:
- ask permission before using the Internet
- only use websites you have chosen together or a child friendly search engine
- only email people they know
- ask permission before opening an email sent by someone they don’t know
- not use Internet chat rooms
- not use their real name when using games on the Internet (create a nickname)
- never arrange to meet someone they have “met” on the Internet
- tell you immediately if they see anything they are unhappy with.