E-safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.
You can download the DfE advice for parents on cyberbullying here.
You can access Parent Info (the DfE online parents' support website) here.
Parents know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves. It's a highly creative place of amazing opportunities. But the technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content.
Engage with your children regarding their use of the internet while at home: here are some conversation starter ideas from www.childnet.com
- Ask your children to tell you about the sites they like to visit and what they enjoy doing online.
- Ask them about how they stay safe online. What tips do they have for you, and where did they learn them? What is OK and not OK to share?
- Ask them if they know where to go for help, where to find the safety advice, privacy settings and how to report or block on the services they use.
- Encourage them to help. Perhaps they can show you how to do something better online or they might have a friend who would benefit from their help and support.
- Think about how you use the internet as a family. What could you do to get more out of the internet together and further enjoy your lives online
To try to help parents with the fast moving and changing world of internet and social media we've suggested a few internet sites below, which are fantastic resources. They contain information on different types of social media and how to help keep children safe.
As part of your child’s curriculum and the development of computer skills, we provide access to the internet only in teacher supervised lessons. We strongly believe that the use of the web and email is hugely worthwhile and an essential tool for children as they grow up in the modern world. But because there are always concerns about children having access to undesirable materials, we have taken positive steps to deal with this risk in school. Our school internet access provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials.
For more information you can view/download our Online safety policy which can be found in the policies section of this website.
There are many different organisations and websites to support adults and children with e-safety issues. For further information follow the links below.
Know IT all - Childnet International
Hertfordshire Grid for Leaning - find out about what the county advice is and about the internet safety filters in school.
Childline - for support
UK Safer Internet Centre - to report and remove harmful online content
CEOP - for advice on making a report about online abuse
Childnet - offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
Internet matters - provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
London Grid for Learning - has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
Net-aware - has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
Thinkuknow - provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
Parent info - is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
Let’s Talk About It - has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
UK Safer Internet Centre - has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services