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E-Safety

E-safety is an important part of your child's education in today's digital world. The internet can be a very exciting place, with lots of possibilities but can also pose a number of risks and dangers. 

On this page there is a collection of web links, videos and resources which provide guidance in keeping your child safe on the internet. 

 

If you would like advice with any e-safety issues please contact the school, we would be happy to help. 

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Advice from the Department of Education on Cyber bullying

Useful tips for keeping your child safer online

  • Make sure any privacy settings on your child's social media accounts are set so they are only chatting or sharing with people they already know. On Facebook it is the 'Friends' setting and on Instagram ensure their account is set to 'Private'. Be aware that Snapchat now has a 'Snapmap' feature where the users location is broadcast to everyone on their friends list.
  • When using Google, use the feature 'SafeSearch' which filters out adult content from search results.
  • Similarly on Youtube set the filter to 'Restricted Mode' which filters any adult content.
  • You can edit the settings in the App store to ensure your child can only download apps which are age-appropriate. 
  • Check the parental controls on games consoles. 
  • Set your broadband parental controls. 
Here are some links to useful websites full of advice for keeping your child safe online.
Here is a game to learn about how to keep safe online in the home.
Below is a downloadable e-book to share with children about cyber bullying.

DigiDuck E-book to share at home

Below is a video about the risks of using social media. 

Internet Safety - Newsround Caught In The Web (9 Feb 2010)

www.edtechlounge.com Internet Safety - Newsround Caught In The Web (9 Feb 2010)

Below is useful video about the potential risks of using a webcam.

Caught in the Web: Webcam risks

Jess thinks the internet is great. She can chat to anyone in the world using her web cam. Her new friend is in France, but it feels like she could be only down the road. They get on really well and do some silly things - but because it's just the two of them watching, Jess doesn't mind.

Below is a video aimed at teenagers. This highlights the risks of social media, posting images, talking to strangers online and protecting personal information. 

E-safety video

This video helps children to understand what constitutes personal information. It enables children to understand that they need to be just as protective of their personal information online, as they are in the real world.

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