e-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Preston Park Primary School.
We have security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material.
Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed. e-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
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.
The NSPCC have guidance for parents in their Speak Out Stay Safe programme.
Please follow the link below for further advice and guidance on how to keep our children safe online.
It’s essential to be realistic - banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.
Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:
Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. You can find out how to do this by downloading the instructions at the bottom of the page.
When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE, privacy settings can be set up.
Websites for more information
Please click on the icon to go to the relevant site:
Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.
Vodafone have produced a Digital Parenting Magazine which informs parents about the various technologies children are accessing today. There is information on Facebook settings, Xbox 360 settings, Blackberry settings, jargon busting and many more 'How to Guides'. They are well worth a read and some are attached below for you to download.
Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online.
New e-Safety Portal for Parents and Schools – Internet Matters
Internet Matters is a new online portal designed for parents to access simple, easy and practical advice about online safety for their children, right through from pre-school to teens. It provides tips on protecting children from online grooming, cyberbullying, privacy and identity theft and inappropriate content. Internet Matters is a not-for profit organisation set up by BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.
ParentINFO is a collaboration between ParentZone and CEOP. There are useful guides and articles on helping your child stay safe online.
A family agreement is a great way to start a conversation with your whole family about how you all use the internet and discuss together how to behave in a positive way when online at home, at school or at a friend’s house.
The Childnet family agreement advice provides a list of things to consider when creating a family agreement and some examples. The family agreement template provides a framework that will help families set clear expectations for positive and safe internet use.
We advise that you look at the website of your broadband provider or alternatively contact them as they will have restrictions and controls that can be put in place to restrict your child’s use of the internet in your home.
In addition to this, you can make the internet securer by actioning restrictions on individual devices.
Below are useful links which will assist you with this:
Use parental controls on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch - support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201304
Kids Mode on Samsung Devices - kidsmode.samsung.com
Microsoft - support.microsoft.com
Internet Explorer - www.makeuseof.com/tag/easy-tutorial-enabling-internet-explorer-parental-controls
YouTube - support.google.com/youtube/answer