E-Safety Guidance & FAQs
Frequently asked questions regarding Internet Safety.
E-Safety is a serious and ever growing problem in our society, associated with the exponential growth of electronic communication devices (such as: tablets, laptops, games consoles, mobile phones, social networking sites, internet, etc.) that are now available to all.
"The internet is such an integral part of children's lives these days. It opens up so many educational and social opportunities, giving them access to, quite literally, a world of information and experiences.
Whether on a computer at school, a laptop at home, a games console or mobile phone, children and young people are increasingly accessing the internet whenever they can and wherever they are.
As you would protect your child in the real world, you will want to make sure that they are safe whatever they are doing. Like learning to cross the road, online safety skills are skills for life. If your child understands the risks and can make sensible and informed choices online, they can get the most from the internet and stay safe whilst doing so – particularly from those people who might seek them out to harm them." CEOP Think U Know, Parents Section.
I have listed some useful websites which will help you to keep your child safe on-line. If you feel that your basic knowledge needs a bit of updating before you tackle this difficult subject, the Know It All CD for parents is a good starting point as it gives lots of advice about the technology too.
With children spending more and more time online we continue to promote the need to keep our children safe online whilst still allowing them to have fun and enjoy all that the internet offers. Year 5 and 6 have had the great opportunity of attending an e-safety workshop led by Andrew Williams (E-safety consultant from SWGfL) He provided us with some very useful advice and guidance for Parents and Caregivers about keeping children safe online.
Two videos can be found in E-safety section of our Video Resource Centre
Parents Q&A Video
On this video, Andrew Williams (SWGfL) answers some of your questions about the easiest ways to keep your children safe online; how to keep children safe in terms of content on YouTube; managing children's friends online; where to find more information about keeping children safe online; what the biggest online risks are and the best service platform APPS available to parents in order to provide the best protection online. Thank you to the parents who e-mailed in with questions for Andrew.
Andrew's Parenting Online training video
On this video, Andrew Williams (SWGfL) gives lots of advice for parents and caregivers about how to keep children safe online.