We are all too familiar with news reports and the media regarding how easy it is for children to become bullied, or make contact with unknown adults through the internet, social networking sites or mobile phones. Children know more about technology than they have ever done before and we need to make sure that safety messages are taught as early as possible.
Below are a few tips for parents. Please discuss the e-safety posters with your child, or better still, print them off!
Parents are requested not to publish photographs of other children onto social network sites unless permission has been sought first. Thank you.
- Explore e-safety sites - There are lots of links to useful e-safety sites for children in our Children's Zone. They are great fun to explore, so why not browse through them with your children?
- e-safety Posters - Why not put one up next to the computer at home and talk about it with your children?
- Facebook / Bebo / Myspace - Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them. They do not offer the same levels of protection as Superclubs, allowing children to communicate with anyone.
- Keep your computer in a shared area - Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online
he school's Anti Bullying and Safety Coordinator is Mrs Nesbit
Click here for an e-safety poster.KS2 Poster
Think, then click Poster
Some links to more information:
- 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).
- Kidsmart - An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
- Know IT All - lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
- Bullying UK - Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
- Kidscape - An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
- Childline - ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.
For some e-safety tips from the Horrible Histories TV show that contain some very important messages, check out the links below:
Guy Fawkes - Internet Privacy Settings
Prudish Victorian – Don’t Lie About Your Age Online
Lady Jane Grey – Beware What You Download
Saxon Monk – Internet Videos are Forever