E-Safety Support for Parents and Carers
Our pupils are growing up in an era of user-friendly digital technology. The online world can be a great source of learning, advice, support and communication method for our pupils to stay in touch. As well as the benefits we recognise the risks that the internet can present for our pupils and want to support you as parents and carers in keeping your children safe online.
Below are some links to pages that offer some valuable advice to any questions that you may have and to help you understand some of the latest threats and trends across the internet, especially with social media. Whilst many Internet Service Providers offer filtering systems to help you safeguard your child at home, it remains surprisingly easy for children to access inappropriate material including unsuitable texts, images and movies. Parents and carers are advised to set the security levels within Internet Browsers with this in mind.
If you become concerned with what your child is accessing online or you are concerned about your child’s overall emotional wellbeing, please intervene as soon as possible and inform your child’s tutor or a member of the safeguarding team.
Set up Safe Checklist
A checklist to give you peace of mind regarding your child’s safety on the intenet
Managing Screen Time
A guide to managing children’s screen time
Internet Guide for 14+
Online safety tips for parents/carers of teenagers 14+ year olds
Internet Guide for 11-13
Online safety tips for parents/carers of 11-13 year olds
Internet Guide for 6-10
Online safety tips for parents/carers of 6-10 year olds
Internet Guide for 0-5
Online safety tips for parents/carers of 0-5 year olds
Social Media Platforms and Apps
Social Media Platforms and Apps are one of the most popular online activities within young people. Please use the information below to support you in keeping your child safe whilst using social media and apps.
-NSPCC: Social Media
-Young Minds: A Guide to Social Media
–Uk Safer Internet Social Media Hub
Online gaming is availble through most of our children’s devices and is one of the most accessible parts of the online world. Please use the links below for a range of advice in keeping your child safe on their games, read the amazing games guide for families or access step by step instructions to set controls on popular devices.
Online bullying (often referred to as cyberbullying) is any form of bullying that is carried out through the use of electronic media devices, such as computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, or gaming consoles. Unlike bullying offline, online bullying can follow the child wherever they go, via social networks, gaming and mobile phone.
It is important to speak with our children about bullying, including cyberbullying, this supports them in recognising if it happens, understanding the risks of participating and seeking support. Please use the resources below to support you in having these conversations with your children. If you think your child is being bullied online, please inform the safeguarding team.
We are committed to keeping our pupils safe on the internet and will continue to teach them how to keep themselves safe online through PSHE, RSE, Computing lessons and targeted interventions. As an organisation we address all reports of inappropriate use of the internet. However, we are unable to monitor our pupil’s online activity out of school and therefore ask for your support with monitoring your child’s online activity.
If you have concerns about your child’s online activity please report these concerns to the safeguarding team, their contact details can be found here.