As a school, we encourage the use of technology as an important part of our pupils’ development, using the internet safely to explore and learn. Consequently, e-safety is taught to the children throughout the school as part of the National Curriculum for Computing and within the PSHE & C curriculum.
Keeping Children Safe Online – updated guidance
The DfE has updated guidance for parents and carers about keeping children safe online. New information on apps has been added.
The BBC have a website and app called Own It. The website has a lot of content for children to help them navigate their online lives, and the free smartphone app comes with a special keyboard which can intervene with help and support in the moments that children need it the most.
SafeToNet is an app for parents to help them safeguard their children from online risks like cyberbullying and sexting, whilst respecting their child’s rights to privacy. The SafeToNet Foundation is providing UK families with free access to 1 million licences during coronavirus.
The ParentZone website has regular, up to date, information to help support parents with all things digital. Click the link below to access the website where you will find advice on settings for streaming apps, games and websites your children may be using.
Please click on the link below to see the latest edition of Digital Parenting Magazine.
In addition to this we hold regular Online Safety Information Evenings to provide opportunities for parents and carers to learn how to keep children safe online. Additional information can be found on the Thinkuknow.co.uk website.
Parent Info is a new and freely available service launched by CEOP and The Parent Zone which brings together the most up-to-date content aimed at parents. The content is written by leading experts in their fields and covers pornography to eating disorders, sexting to violent extremism. The content is lively and easy to read and comes with all the authority of CEOP and The Parent Zone, leading providers of information and support about online risks.
Children's Online Safety Test for Parents:
CBBC Stay Safe
Do you know how to stay safe online?
Dongle the rabbit will teach you all he knows with his video and quiz.
Safe Surfing With Doug
Find out about safe surfing with Doug and his friends.
The cybercafé within Gridclub is a safe online community where you can make choices without getting hurt. You can join in the fun at the cybercafé by playing the game.
If your school isn’t teaching the Internet Proficiency scheme through Gridclub, why not speak to your teachers about it and tell them how exciting it is!
Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online. There’s a section for kids under 11 years old and a separate section for those over 11 years old.
4 great games will test your online safety knowledge.
McGruff is a Crime Dog - world famous for his advice on how to stop crime before it happens, and for his great sense of humour! Some of his work involves teaching children how to stay safe online. Check out the different areas of the site – there’s so much to learn!
Net Smartz Kids
Be totally cool and show your friends how much you know about Internet safety by watching the video clips on here. There are also loads of activities and games that will test your knowledge!
Newsround Quiz – Internet Security
Test your knowledge of internet safety with this quiz from CBBC Newsround.
There’s also further information if you’re not sure on anything.
Safe Kids Quiz
The Online Safety Quiz is your chance to show that you know how to be a safe Internet surfer. Answer each question and, when you get it right, you'll go to the next question.
Safe Kids – Internet Safety Rules
Here’s a list of rules to help you stay safe when you’re online. How many of them can you remember? Why not print them out and put them up next to your computer.
Sid’s Online Safety Guide
Become an internet safety expert with Bizzi Sid by collecting codes and playing cool games.
Surf Swell island provides you with lots of adventures in internet safety so that you can collect jewels to take to treasure palace – are you brave enough to take the challenge?
Think You Know
The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre. You may have seen some of their video clips on National TV recently.
There’s a lot of information here for both children and adults – parents even have their own area of the site!
Teachers have the chance to train from the professionals and then deliver suitable training in schools.
Safety land is normally a very nice place to live, but a nasty character is sending yucky emails and messages. Captain Broadband needs your help to find the nasty character. You need to navigate around Safety land answering questions. When you have answered them all correctly, the nasty character will be taken to jail and you’ll become a certified hero, just like Captain Broadband
An organisation called Parentzone have created a great wesbite and produce a magazine for parents to help them understand how young people use the internet and provide help.
Click here to download your own copy