E safety is about how to stay safe when using the internet, which includes gaming, using social media, accessing websites and lots more. It also includes things like using mobile phones safely.
There are lots of sites which can help you learn how to be safe using the internet - some of the ones we recommend can be accessed through this page.
See also our e safety policy
Social media guidance
Social media platforms such as TikTok and others do have age restrictions which are set higher than primary age children. However, we have reports of incidents where children have been using these platforms to communicate. Below is some guidance aimed at two of the more popular social media platforms:
E-safety during Covid-19
As the school is currently closed to most pupils, many of our children will be accessing the internet and using computers more so than they did before. Therefore, it is more important than ever that children are aware of how to keep safe online. Below is the latest information provided by the government. There are useful links at the bottom of the page in the parent section.
The government have issued guidance on how to keep safe online for both children and adults. The page is full of useful tips such as taking regular breaks from the screen and using reputable websites to confirm information. There are also links just above the bottom of the page to lots of child-friendly websites to get the children thinking about e-safety while at home.
Follow the link to find out more: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-staying-safe-online
We also have 10 top tips to staying safe online:
Key Stage 1
New information for parents / carers
In the current climate, with people using the internet for home leaning more than ever, we have provided some useful websites to address the most common issues.
Setting parental controls on the internet
The UK Safer Internet Centre provides guidance on how to set up parental controls:
What to do if you or your child comes across material promoting extremism or terrorism
The government have provide a tool for you to use in order to report these sites:
There are resources available to help you understand and protect your child from different harms online:
- Parent Zone works with Prevent to provide digital safety advice for parents.
- Parent Info provides digital support and guidance for parents and carers from leading experts and organisations
- NSPCC guidance for parents and carers is designed to help keep children safe online. Their Net Aware website, produced in collaboration with O2, provides specific safety information on popular apps and websites.