What is E-safety
E-safety is a term which means not only the internet but other ways in which young people communicate using electronic media, e.g. mobile phones and game consoles. It means ensuring that children and young people are protected from harm and supported to achieve the maximum benefit from new and developing technologies without risk to themselves or others.
Click on this guide for parents and carers of children who use social media.
E-safety is a key part of our curriculum for both Computing and Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE).
Key to promoting online safety is open and honest discussions about the sites we’re using and the ways we’re using them – keep the dialogue open with your children about their use of the internet. To support parents in creating a family agreement, Childnet International have put together some free advice and a family agreement template.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance has joined forces with internet security company McAfee to produce this short video on the topic.
Childnet International provides a whole host of useful ways to keep your child safe, with useful pages of advice, key advice, hot topics and tips for discussing online safety. www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers
Here you will find lots of useful advice on a range of issues including cyber bullying, online reputations and online grooming. There is also a link to a useful ‘guide for parents’. www.internetmatters.org
Click here for the Thinkuknow website about online safety.
Here are three booklets parents may find useful.