E-Safety

 

At High Legh Primary children access the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular 'e-safety' activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.

At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes. 

With this in mind, Mrs Price tweets each week 'WakeupWednesday' information from National Online Safety. This site has lots of up to date information for parents, including new apps to the market and games that you should be aware of. See example below.

For more information see the computing curriculum page

We have put together some tips and links to useful sites to help you to keep your children safe online: 

 

Think U Know - containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)

E-safety Tips

Vodafone Parents - Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents.

You can also read their 'Digital Parenting' magazine (we also deliver this to parents from school) 

Kidscape- An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.

Know IT All- lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.

Childline- ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK

Internet Safety Zone- Look in the 'Under 13s' section for useful safety advice and information. 

 Bullying UK- Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.

 

Supporting your child with Online SAFETY

Would you like to know more about online safety and how to support you child in an ever changing world?

National Online Safety offer a short online course for parent and carers to support their knowledge with online safety. These are arranged into 2 categories, one aimed at parents of 7-11 years olds the other 4-7 year olds.

The 7-11 course

This short course provides you with an important insight into how children aged 7 to 11 are typically engaging with the online world. It will highlight the common areas where young children’s consumption habits start to change as they gain more independence and what steps parents should consider around smartphone usage, family controls and starting to build an open dialogue.

What’s in the course?

The parent’s course for children aged 7-11 has been split into small, bite-size sections that explain:

• How children are engaging and interacting with the online world.

• How their attitudes and behaviours might change.

• What types of apps and games they might start showing an interest in.

• What safety measures parents should start to consider.

• Where parents can get further advice and support.

At the end of the course, there will be a short quiz testing your knowledge on some of the key points highlighted throughout.

 

The 4-7 course

This short course provides you with an important insight into how children aged 4 to 7 are typically engaging with the online world. It will highlight the common areas where young children’s interest begins to develop and what initial steps parents should consider around screen time, parental controls and age-appropriate apps.

What’s in the course?

The parent’s course for children aged 4-7 has been split into small, bite-size sections that explain:

• How children are engaging and interacting with the online world.

• How their attitudes and behaviours might change.

• What types of apps and games they might start showing an interest in.

• What safety measures parents should start to consider.

• Where parents can get further advice and support.

At the end of the course, there will be a short quiz testing your knowledge on some of the key points highlighted throughout.


Example of the material from National Online Safety