E-Safety is an absolutely crucial area of a child's education and we are committed to raising awareness and educating children in this area. E-Safety is taught to all ages and parental involvement is strongly encouraged. We held two e-safety presentations for parents and carers last year, which aimed to raise awareness of the potential risks; offer suggestions of ways of reducing risks at home and to offer an overview of what we teach in this very important area in school. We ran a session for parents on Thursday 22nd Feb at 2.45pm. Please click here to see the presentation.
In 2018, we have also had a focus in the first half of Spring Term on E- safety through our Weekly word, this has received great feedback from parents. Here are some of the main points from the last 5 weeks;
- Digital Safety (including a Digital Parenting Guide sent home to parents)
- Information regarding a monthly publication called #ditto to keep parents and carers up to date with new apps.
- A useful website called: www.thinkukmow.co.uk with hints and tips for parents and carers on areas such as parental controls and also tools for children to use computers safely.
As we see this to be such an important area, we will continue to run further E-Safety parent sessions in the future.
To view the SMART rules we teach the children as part of our E-Safety agreement, please click here.
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) is an organisation run by the NCA (National Crime Agency), and is therefore government run. They are tasked with keeping children (and adults) safe while online. As well as offering many resources to educate children in this area, they are also somewhere where safety concerns can be raised if required. We teach the children in KS2 about this ‘report’ feature (while encouraging them to speak to an adult and complete it together wherever possible) and have included a link to it below so that parents can familiarise themselves with it too. You will also see the link on various social networking and messaging websites.
Think U Know is a section of the CEOP website which contains many useful resources for teaching children about E-Safety. We use this in school as part of our curriculum teaching.
There is a wealth of information in the public domain regarding children's safety on line, we aim to give you some of the sites we feel maybe useful and informative for you and your children.
http://www.esafety-adviser.com/latest-newsletter/ #ditto sign up
Please click here to see the latest E-Safety Newsletter
Please click here to see a parents' guide to being Share Aware from the NSPCC