DfE have updated their guidance for parents and carers to keep children safe online. This guidance contains resources for parents and carers to help keep their children safe online. Click HERE to view the guidance.
It is fundamental that when your child is using the internet they stay safe. They should never give out any personal information such as their full name, address or phone number when they are online, no matter whom they think they are talking to.
It is important when using the internet, children remember to be SMART:
- Safe – be safe on the internet.
- Meeting – NEVER meet up!
- Accepting – don’t accept anything (it may be a virus).
- Reliable – check your source.
- Tell – Always tell someone when you don’t feel safe.
Throughout Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, children are taught about e-safety as part of the computing curriculum. Alongside this, E-Safety is embedded within all curricular subjects especially in English, PE and PHSE/RSE and through a variety of enrichment activities e.g. anti-bullying and safeguarding week (please click here to view school E-Safety Policy). The school also uses assemblies to raise pupils’ awareness of the dangers that can be encountered online and may also invite speakers to talk to pupils about this. In Year 5 and 6, children sign an acceptable use of computing document (click here to view) which is also send home for parents to discuss/reinforce at home with their child.
To view our Parent Safety Help Guides for apps such as Minecraft, Tik Tok and YouTube, please click HERE.
Below are some useful websites to you can look at with your child at home to support to help them learn more about internet safety and test their knowledge on using the internet safely.
Questions, answers and tools to help your child make the most of their time online. They may even get to hear an important message from their favourite Youtuber!
Play to become an Internet Legend
Interland is an adventure-packed online game that makes learning about internet safety interactive and fun – just like the internet itself. Here, children will help their fellow Internauts combat badly-behaved hackers, phishers and oversharers by practising the skills that they need to be confident online explorers.
The internet is a wonderful place to explore and discover new things, to connect and communicate with others and to be creative. Children to use this website to get help, get answers, get SMART and have fun!
A fun and interactive website to help your child to recognise the dangers and increase self-confidence whenever they go online. Includes games, puzzles, videos and activities.
These cartoons illustrate 5 e-safety SMART rules and include a real life SMART Crew of young people, who guide the cartoon characters in their quest, and help them make safe online decisions.
Children learn about online safety by reading information, playing games and watching videos.
This Online Safety Quiz is a chance for your child to show you how to be a safe Internet surfer. They answer each question and, when they get it right, they go to the next question!
Updated September 2020.