- Online Safety Newsletter June 2020_Penwortham
- June Update
For more support online during Covid-19 please see the following links –
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for parents and carers to keep children safe online
- Keeping children happy and safe online during COVID-19
- Social Media Checklists
This is a great booklet about Parental Controls to provide your child with a safer online environment. Parental controls can help to protect your child from seeing something that they shouldn’t – although it is important to emphasise that no system is effective all of the time so it is important to engage with your child and talk to them about their online life regularly.
There are some good games here –
“Let’s create a better internet together”
Welcome to the e-safety section of our website. Here you can find information about how to stay safe online, including the safe and responsible use of social media. Everybody who has access to the Internet could see inappropriate websites and images; be the victim of cyber bullying, or receive spam emails so it is really important that we know how to use technology and the Internet safely. The Internet is also a BRILLIANT resource full of useful information and we have the ability to download music, create websites, enhance learning, read the news, watch videos/TV, make phone calls, write blogs and chat. At Penwortham Primary School we encourage responsible use of ICT and if we are aware of the possible dangers and follow the simple e-safety rules we can stay safe online and have fun! At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to gain access to social media sites where strangers can virtually enter their homes. It is essential that we know how to stay safe online. Our school community –
- Discusses, monitors and reviews our e-safety policy on a regular basis.
- Supports staff in the use of ICT as an essential tool for enhancing learning and in the embedding of e-safety across the whole school curriculum.
- Ensures that pupils are aware, through e-safety education, of the potential e-safety risks associated with the use of ICT. Additionally, we ensure that all e-safety concerns are dealt with sensitively and effectively and that pupils feel able and safe to report incidents.
- Provides opportunities for parents/carers to receive e-safety education and information to enable them to support their children in developing good e-safety behaviour. The school will report back to parents / carers regarding e-safety concerns. Parents/carers in turn work with the school to uphold the e-safety policy.
- Seeks to learn from e-safety good practice elsewhere.
The school fully endorses the Rights and Responsibilities laid down in the Lancashire E-safety Charter. Lancashire E-Safety Charter
Key Resources we use in school:
- E-safety Overview – EYFS E-safety Overview 2015 to 2016
- E-safety Overview -skill summary- 2015 to 2016
Here are links to useful websites where you can learn more about being safe on the Internet:
Information for Children
Information for Parents and Carers
Think U Know – containing Internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
Vodafone Parents – Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents. You can also read their ‘Digital Parenting’ magazine.
Kidsmart – An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
Know IT All – lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
Bullying UK – Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
Safer-Internet-Day – Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world.
Parents-Factsheet-SID2015 – Support for Parents and Carers
- Explore e-safety sites – There are lots of links to useful e-safety sites for children. They are great fun to explore, so why not browse through them with your children?
- 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.
- Facebook/Twitter/Instagram and Snapchat – These sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should not be using them.
- Games like Halo, COD and Grand Theft Auto are marked 18, they are unsuitable for young children.
E-Safety Posters Why not put one up next to the computer at home and talk about it with your children? KidSMART Poster If you have any concerns about safety online, please contact the school.
Safer Internet Day We take part in Safer Internet Day!
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
Other PDF’s Christmas E-Safety
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