Children can use computers, mobile phone or tablet for lots of fun things, to learn and to make lots of new friends from all over the world.
This section of our website will provide parents with links to really useful advice on how children can be safe when using the internet.
Ofsted describes e-safety as a school’s ability to protect and educate pupils in their use of technology as well as having appropriate mechanisms in place to intervene and support any incident where appropriate.
eSafety Help and Advice
Below are a selection of websites and resources which children and parents can use to increase their knowledge of how to stay safe on line. Please pay particular attention to the CEOP (Child Exploitation and On line Protection) website at which parents and children can report any concerns they have.
Parent Info is collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone and provides information to parents and carers about their children’s wellbeing and resilience, internet safety and a wide range of other topic matters like sex, relationship and body image.
Vodafone have some excellent information about helping your child to stay safe online , and some tips on helping you manage their online activities including mobile phones. We recently gave all parents a leaflet about Digital Parenting on Safe Internet Day. This included some practical tips around bedtime and children’s devices. The link to this and more resources is below:
Think U Know Website
Children love to use computers for fun. The Think U Know website will help children and parents to go on the internet in a safe way and tell children who to talk to if they are worried. Children can also find out about Lee & Kim’s adventures or watch Hector and his friends learning to use computers safely. If children want to talk to someone else you can call ‘Childline’, which is a place where people can help you.
They won’t tell anyone that you have called and it’s free. You can phone them on: 0800 1111.
Top Tips for a child’s safety online:
- Always ask a grown up before you use the internet. They can help you find the best thing to do.
- Don’t tell strangers where you live, your phone number or where you go to school. Only your friends and family need to know that.
- Don’t send pictures to people you don’t know. You don’t want strangers looking at photos of you, your friends or your family.
- Tell a grown up if you feel scared or unhappy about anything.
- Childnet is a great non profit organisation working with others to make the Internet a fun , safer place to be.
If pupils find something on the internet or someone has made you sad or scared you should tell your mum, dad or the person who looks after you at home or a teacher at school.
If pupils would like to talk to someone else we have added some links to the Advice Help and Report Centre on the Think U Know website. You can contact people who are friendly and helpful by following the link for your age group.
- Safety Centre for 5 to 7 year olds
- Safety Centre for 8 to 10 year olds
- Safety Centre for 11 to 13 year olds
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