E-Safety

School Safeguarding Statement

 

 

 

E-Safety

E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at St Nicholas Church of England Primary School. In school, children are taught to stay safe and behave appropriately online. Please use the links below so we can deliver a consistent E-Safety message together.

Often parents ask us how to talk to children about their on line habits. The questions below are good for starting that conversation: ​

  • Ask your child what apps/games they are on at the moment. They might not show you everything so ask them to show you their device. Have this conversation regularly so you are up to date with what they are doing.
  • Ask which websites they are enjoying and why. Take an interest in a positive way.
  • Ask' How does this game /app work? Show me how to play it?' It might highlight something they don’t recognise as a danger. If they don’t want to share their activities with you question, why.
  • Ask ‘Do you know what your personal information is?’ Children may not understand how personal information can be shared. They need to know how photos and personal information can be quickly shared online.
  • Ask ‘Do you have any online friends?’ Children may not fully understand the difference between a friend and stranger.
  • 'Do you know your limits? ’Talk to them about healthy habits.

 A question for parents /carers

 Do you know your child’s device/s password/s or access code/s, so you can access them and monitor?

 

Please click on the link below for information on how to help your family stay safe and smart online:

NSPCC - Net Aware - guide to social networks

With all of the apps and programs that our children use, it can be difficult to know what is safe and what is not. This site is an excellent resource that gives information about a wide range of apps and games including their age rating, uses, risks and opportunities. It is being constantly updated, so if you are at all unsure, this is an excellent place to start.

https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_us/families

Also see attached documents (Starting a Conversation and Creating an Environment for Talking)

Starting a Conversation

Creating an Environment for Talking

Please visit:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-child-online-safety/

 

Contact O2/ NSPCC/ your internet provider to learn how to set parental controls and for advice.

Other useful links:

Childnet.com

Thinkuknow

Internetmatters

GCF Global - Teaching Kids about Internet Safety

 

NSPCC keeping children safe - share aware

BBC - ownit - information about keeping safe

Thinkuknow - Protecting children