At St John’s, we teach the children about e-safety through their computing lessons. This begins with basic skills such as remembering to ask an adult before using the internet in Year 1 and, by Year 6, the children are taught the difference between on-line friends and in-person friends and the kind of chat that is safe to have. Mr Haynes is the teacher responsible for online safety in school. Above is a poster that can guide you in a conversation, as continually discussing and sharing your child's social, online and gaming journeys is thought to be the best way to keep them safe and ensure they know the etiquette and their legal responsibilities when using the web from an early age. Further posters can be found below.
In addition to the posters you can also watch videos with your child which help with conversations. The BBC have a range that you can watch to spark conversations. We use these in school as well to get the children thinking and discussing important issues that may possibly affect them.
BBC OWN IT : https://www.bbc.com/ownit/the-basics
Information to help keep your child safe online can also be found on several websites. The following we have found to be particularly useful:
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) website is run by the National Crime Agency. It has links to various websites and information available for all ages of children. In addition, if you wish to report a concern relating to online safety, visit the link below.
The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children’s. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much. You might be struggling to keep up with the things your child is doing online, you might wonder whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking how can I be as good a parent online as I am offline? This site aims to make online parenting simple!
Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.
Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.
Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.
If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:
Helpful links to look at with your family
Tips for staying safe online:
· Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.
· Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.
Sometimes it's easier to talk about a problem. That's why the NSPCC have set up there helpline, to answer any questions you or your child might have about staying safe online.
Whether you're after techy advice on things like:
Or want help with more personal matters such as:
They're here to help.
Whatever you're worried about, big or small, give them a call on 0808 800 5002 for free, seven days a week. If your child's worried about you talking to us, you can call them together, and they'll reassure you both.