E safety/Digital Safeguarding
On Line Safety
A family agreement is a great way to start a conversation as a whole family about how the internet should be used safely and responsibly when online at home, at school or at a friend's house.
To support parents in creating a family agreement Childnet International have put together some free advice and a helpful family agreement template for families to use as a starting point.
Please find below two documents to help you create your own family agreement
Online Safety lessons, assemblies and policies
Each class in the autumn term are taught how to keep safe online in an age appropriate way. We also remind children throughout the year within lessons and assemblies.
Our children are taught how to use the SMART' rules to help keep them safe. (View below).
Please see our Digital Safety Policy and Pupil and Satff User Policies
How to become a Global Digital Citizen
Children at Whiston use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular 'e-safety' activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.
Internet safety awareness is more than a practice—it’s a mindset. It’s a way of safely and proactively living, working, and playing in a digital world. While vast and exciting, the Web is also unregulated. Unfortunately, many who use it don’t practice respect and responsibility like the digital citizen does. That doesn’t mean that we still can’t keep our children safe.
Learning how to keep safe online is also a big part of being a Global Digital Citizen. We’ve got some tools for you to check out below. These are some fun and interesting games and apps for teaching Internet safety awareness.
Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:
- Explore e-safety sites - There are lots of links to useful e-safety sites for children in our Children's Zone. They are great fun to explore, so why not browse through them with your children?
- Facebook / Bebo / Myspace - Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them.
- Keep your computer in a shared area - Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.
Further links and resources below:
Sites to help with Online and Digital Safety
Online safety support for parents and children
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (UK)
Online safety support
Online safety to help parents
APPs that teach children about internet safety
CEOP KS1 Film : 'Lee & Kim' Cartoon Suitable 5 yrs -- 7 yrs
Child computer safety while at home.
Please see attachments below, which gives help and advice on your children's safety while they are using the computer at home.
For our E safety Policy please see the separate tab on Policies
Parents Guide to Facebook
Please click on the link below to take you to the site giving advice on Children using Facebook.
Think before you click
Click on download below to see the poster.