E -Safety

 


 

 

The internet is great and there are so many things you can do on it from finding out information, to playing games, to meeting friends, to live streaming. We know that there are lots of opportunities online but there are also risks. We want you to be completely safe when using the internet so that you enjoy and use it properly. That is why we study ESafety in school so that you know how to behave online and feel safe and confident using the internet

We understand that E-safety can be daunting so to help you to keep up to date with the latest information we have collated some useful websites to help you to keep your children safe online and offer advice that you may need. 


Useful Links

Think U Know

Think U Know is an education programme developed by CEOP providing a variety of informative videos on different online issues. Thinkuknow aims to ensure that everyone has access to this practical information – children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them. Alongside the Thinkuknow website the programme provides educational resources, including films, cartoons and lesson plans, to help professionals raise young people’s awareness.

 https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Childnet.com- Parents and Carers Toolkit

This toolkit offers resources and practical advice on keeping your child safe online. They can help support parents and carers of any age child 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. 

 'Let's talk about life online' includes ten key messages that should be shared with children:

1. You can always come to me if you need help.

2. What would you do if this happened…?

3. Remember that not everyone is who they say they are online.

4. Keep your personal information safe, and other people’s too.

5. Be respectful to others online.

6. Think before you post.

7. Remember to ask if it’s okay.

8. Remember not everything is true online.

9. The things other people post online might not always show what their life is really like.

10 Recognise how going online makes you feel and take a break when you need to.

The full toolkit can be found in our attached documents below.

https://www.childnet.com/

Internet Matters

Internet Matters is another great site to use - it has advice on cyberbullying, how to talk to  your children about internet safety and quick guides to different types of social media such as Instagram and Snapchat. 

 https://www.internetmatters.org/

UK Safer Internet Centre

Raising awareness about internet safety. The UK Safer Internet site provides a range of resources for parents and carers on online safety. There are also many useful pages linked to social media and games that your children might access.

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers

Common Sense Media

Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organisation dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. They empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/little-kids


Where to go to report or talk about things which may have upset you or are a cause for concern:

Childline – A free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything.

UK Safer Internet Centre – A place to report harmful online content.

Internet Watch Foundation – The UK’s hotline for reporting illegal content found on the internet.

True Vision – A website to report online content which incites hatred on the grounds of race, religion and sexual orientation.

CEOP – A police agency where you can report worrying or unsafe online activity.

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