Parents and Carers
E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe online. We have measures in place in school, which are constantly monitored, to help safeguard pupils from any potential dangers. E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with you to ensure the E-Safety message is consistent. Your help is needed to talk to your children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online. The widespread availability and use of social networking application bring opportunities to understand, engage and communicate with audiences in new ways. It is important that we are able to use these technologies and services effectively and flexibly. You may find you children asking to engage with technology that you have no knowledge or experience of.
Children are accessing a greater amount of content online, than we were ever exposed to in our childhood. Remember that services like Facebook and YouTube have a minimum age limit of 13. They do this for a reason. If you choose to allow your children to have these accounts then you will want to discuss with them the boundaries you expect. You will find children can accidently or deliberately be exposed to unwanted or unpleasant content or comments online and there are steps you can take at home to minimise this risk.
National Online Safety provide a variety of information and guidance relating to online safety and key information that parents/carers need to know about popular apps and games that children may be accessing. You may find the documents below helpful to keep you informed as a parent/carer:
If you have any queries, worries or concerns regarding E-Safety or the content your child is being exposed to, please speak to our Family Support Worker Mrs Lee for further guidance.