We value the importance of eSafety at St John’s CE Primary. We are currently working towards the 360 degrees Self Review Accreditation Award.
Children at St John’s 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. When letting children use websites, it is always worth checking the terms and conditions of the website – many websites have minimum ages – for example, Facebook has a policy which states you must be 13 or over to have an account.
Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:
- 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).
- 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.
- Kidscape – An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
- Childline – ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.
A copy of our eSafety Child Policy can be found here. E-safety child policy – 2014
At our Parent Consultation evenings, we share the following advice leaflet with our parents. Parents e-safety flyer Oct 2014
PCSO Steve Atkinson has recommended the Bemilo mobile phone network which enables parents to set controls on the use of their child’s phone. More details can be found here. Bemilo Mobile Network for children December 2014