E-Safety

E-Safety is a top priority for all of us and can seem quite daunting with the speed that technology is developing. We have moved at considerable speed and therefore, more important than ever to make sure our children are safe online. On this page you will be able to visiti any of the websites below regularly  to help keep you up to date with the most recent developments. The files listed also contain some useful resources to help keep children safe whilst online.

As part of your child’s curriculum and the development of ICT skills, children will be accessing the internet in lessons. We  believe that the use of the web is hugely worthwhile and an essential as part of your chilld's educationto prepare them for the modern world. However there are  always concerns about children having access to inappropriate materials, we see it as our duty to educate our children to be aware of the dangers on line and have the strategies to be able manage these risks responsibly.  Halton Borough Council have provided a firewall to restrict access to such materials. However online safety goes beyond our school, we want our children to feel safe online whereever they are. 

E-safety is woven into our PHSE  curriculum  and SRE Curriculum so that all children gain a good understanding of the moral responsibility they have when dealing woth technology and how to keep themselves safe in dangerous situations they may find themselves in.  All class discusses how we can all stay safe online.

 

Teach your children to be kind online, look after their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of others. 

  • Talk together and have fun learning together.
  • Keep virus and firewall software up to-date.
  • Remember that passwords should be kept private. Many eSafety incidents relate back to the sharing of passwords
  • Agree to family guidelines and rules.
  • Enable your ‘browser safe’ search option and/ or consider using internet filtering software, walled gardens and child-friendly search engines. Make sure you view all websites  some are inappropriate for your child.
  •  Do not let children have webcams, or similar, in their bedroom. Remember any image, sound or text can be copied and viewed by everyone. Supervise your children when using the internet or mobile phones including games consoles.
  • Talk to your children about why they should not to give out their personal details. If they want to subscribe to any online service they ask for your permission
  • Encourage your children to use moderated chat rooms and never to meet up with anyone  online    Check that your child is accessing age appropriate games. 
  • Encourage your children to tell you if they feel uncomfortable, upset or threatened by anything they see online.

Here are some useful links 

 www.childnet.com

Please click here to see the most recent links for online safety

Talk to your child and make sure they know how to stay safe online. 

 

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