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Swiss Gardens Primary School

Online Safety

E-SafetyOur children are growing up in a world where technology is ever changing and is an essential in life for education, business and social interaction. As children move up through the school their access to various types of technology increases and it stands to reason that their exploration and curiosity increases too. The positives of the digital world overwhelmingly outweigh the negatives but children, schools and parents all need to be aware of  various online risks.

E-safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online but we can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

Throughout school we aim to teach children:

  • about the impact of cyber-bullying and what to do if they have been affected.
  • to be vigilant when communicating online recognising that people may not always be who they say they are and to be sensible          about what they share.
  • to tell an adult they trust if something is upsetting them.
  • to question the reliability of information given through a web based source.
  • to search responsibly for information while using internet browsers.

We understand that much of our pupil's use of the internet will occur at home, away from the school filters.

We have recently had Claudia Dreamer from the Community Safety and Wellbeing Team (WSCC) come in to school to run 2 workshops for parents. Please also see attached the PPT she shared with parents and the online safety parent's resource guide. 

Below are a list of useful websites, advice and resources that you may find helpful when navigating the issue of online safety with your child. 

Thinkyouknow

 Highly recommended is the Thinkyouknow website. Click the image to go to the website and get the latest safety   information.

 Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. Since 2006, it aims to ensure that everyone has access to this practical information – children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them. 

Childnet International

Childnet International – Guidance for Parents, Teachers and Young People

This contains detailed information regarding specific topics such as social networking, online grooming, gaming and downloading.

A simple and effective way to get involved with your children and their lives online is through discussion. Why not use our conversation starters for parents and carers to get the ball rolling? Click on the picture above.

CBBC Stay Safe

CBBC Stay Safe is a super internet survival guide for you and your child/ren. Here are the tips and tricks you'll need to stay safe online, beat the cyber-bullies and become a super-surfer.

NSPCC Share Aware Campaign

Launched in January 2015, this campaign aims to raise awareness of how to help your child stay safe on social networks, apps and games. They have a useful guide to the social networks young people are using on their Net Aware website:http://www.net-aware.org.uk/

Internet Matters

internet matters logoGet expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and the internet safely and smartly.

 

Please click on the link below to see the latest guidance on keeping children safe online

https://tutorful.co.uk/guides/how-to-keep-kids-safe-online

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