E-Safety is a key part of the curriculum both in ICT and across the school. Here are some suggestions as to how you can protect your child and make them safer online:
Visit our school website and go to the E-safety page. Updates will be included regularly here.
Encourage your child to tell you when they see something online which upsets them.
Know how to report to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone's online behaviour towards your child. Parents and children can both report at www.ceop.gov.uk or www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Visit www.ceop.gov.uk for more information.
Visit Childnet International
For useful 'How to' guides + information and advice about how to help protect young people online, go to: www.vodafone.com
Safer Internet Day 5 February 2019
Safer Internet Day (SID) is an annual, worldwide event will be held on Tuesday 5 February 2019 to help encourage a better internet, with this year's theme— the 4 R's of Cyber Safety: Respect, Responsibility, Reasoning and Resilience.
Respect– I treat myself and others the way I like to be treated. Last year the slogan for this day was “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”. It is important for us to ask ourselves before we post any message on the internet or social media, ‘would I consider it respectful if it was something about me or to do with my life?’
Responsibility – I am accountable for my actions and I take a stand when I feel something is wrong. Are you a good ‘Digital Citizen?’ – being a good Digital Citizen involves being responsible for how YOU behave when using things such as the internet, mobile phones, social media and so on. Think before you ‘post’ and take responsibility for your actions. Remember that once it is posted, that information is no longer in your control.
Reasoning – I question what is real. This is about being sensible about what you see or read on the internet or social media. It is always important to realise that just because something has been posted or said, it does not make it true. Always question ‘Do I know beyond any doubt that this is true?’
Resilience – I get back up from tough situations. Digital resilience is ‘the ability to bounce back from difficult times online over time’. To build this ability think about the following:
Are there things I know I could change now about how I use the internet and social media?
Are there times I know I should put down my mobile, or tablet?
Digital Parenting Magazine
Here is a link to the online Digital Parenting Magazine