E-safety is an integral part of children's education in today's digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.
You can download the latest Welsh Assembly advice for parents on cyberbullying here
You can access online parents support website called Parent Info here
Hwb online safety zone provides parents advice on how to keep their children safe online here
As a parent you'll know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves. It's a highly creative place of amazing opportunities. But the technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content.
You can download a simple checklist here that may help you start to protect your children online and decrease the risks they face. Or you can engage with your children regarding their use of the internet while at home. Here are some conversation starter ideas from childnet.com/parents-and-carers
- Ask your children to tell you about the sites they like to visit and what they enjoy doing online.
- Ask them about how they stay safe online. What tips do they have for you, and where did they learn them? What is OK and not OK to share?
- Ask them if they know where to go for help, where to find the safety advice, privacy settings and how to report or block on the services they use.
- Encourage them to help. Perhaps they can show you how to do something better online or they might have a friend who would benefit from their help and support.
- Think about how you use the internet as a family. What could you do to get more out of the internet together and further enjoy your lives online
Parent Resources (please look at the sidebar to the right of this page too)
To try and help parents with the fast moving and changing world of internet and social media we've suggested a few internet sites on the right of this page which are fantastic resources, They contain information on different types of social media and how to help keep children safe.
As part of your child's curriculum and the development of ICT skills and Digital Compatancy, we provide access to the internet in supervised lessons. We strongly believe that the use of the web and email is hugely worthwhile and an essential tool for children as they grow up in the modern world. But because there are always concerns about children having access to undesirable materials, we have taken positive steps to deal with this risk in school. Our school internet access provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials.
At the start of the school year, each class discusses how we can all stay safe online and the dangers we may face on the internet. We then ask every child from Year 2 upwards to sign an Acceptable Use Agreement so that we know they have read and understood our school's rules on staying safe. We also have an Acceptable Use Agreement for our younger children and you can download a copy here.
Intagram, Facebook, Whatsapp and Gaming Guidance for Parents.
An introduction to child safety online
Online safety for children is a concern for all parents. Guru Andrew speaks to the NSPCC's Claire Lilley about the importance of online security for children and what you can do to make sure your child's life online is protected.
O2 and NSPCC - Let's keep kids safe online Helping parents and guardians understand the digital world their children live in.
If you would like to know more information on how to keep your child safe when they are using a Smartphone here is a very useful and informative link here
To keep parents up to date with E safety advice, we regularly send letters and information home. You can download the latest ones here.
Letter to parents re Online Safety
Internet Safety Resources
There is a great new online safety tool designed for parents launched by the Department of Education and Skills called Hwb Online Safety Zone . It's has advice on how to keep children safe.
Childnet is a great website resource for parents and children on online safety. Click here to watch an interactive video on how to keep your child safer online.
Internet Matters is another great site to use - it has advice on cyberbullying, how to talk to your children about internet safety and quick guides to different types of social media such as Instagram and Snapchat. You can visit their pages here Internet Matters.
Here are quick links to a range of Internet safety sites that you may find useful too...