E-Safety

Technology has become integral to young people’s lives and is therefore important that they know how to stay safe online to make the most of the opportunities that the internet provides. Internet safety is taught as part of the curriculum appropriate to each key stage. Here at Dunston Hill Community Primary School we feel it is not only important to educate pupils on how to stay safe online but to encourage parents to continue conversations at home.

To support parent/carers in protecting their child at home we have hosted a range workshop to support parents this year:

  • Internet Safety – 3 November 2017
  • Anti-bullying – 17 November 2017
  • Dangers of Computer Games – 1 December 2018

We have shared the information parents provided to parents from the External Safeguarding Consultants who facilitated the sessions.

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Parents Online Safety

You will be aware the Internet hosts many exciting opportunities for education. The online world is a wonderful place for young people to explore, with unprecedented opportunities for learning and creativity, but just like the real world there are risks and dangers they should be aware of and which we should all act to protect them from. As a school we encourage the use of technology as an important part of our students’ development but always want them to spend their time online safely. As a parent/carer you can play a significant part in ensuring this.

Top Tips for Parents:

  1. Talk to your child, early and often
  2. Explore online together
  3. Know who your child is talking to online
  4. Set rules and boundaries
  5. Make sure content is age-appropriate
  6. Use parental controls to filter, restrict, monitor and report content
  7. Check  they know how to use  privacy settings  and reporting  tools

Websites:

Childnet: http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

CEOP Think U Know Parents: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

Internet Matters: www.internetmatters.org/

h2bsafer Safety Centre: h2bsafetycentre.com/

NSPCC: www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

 

For more information please download this helpful guide from Gem Education.

Parents Digital Literacy - Gaming

You will be aware the Internet hosts many exciting opportunities for education. The online world is a wonderful place for young people to explore, with unprecedented opportunities for learning and creativity, but just like the real world there are risks and dangers they should be aware of and which we should all act to protect them from. As a school we encourage the use of technology as an important part of our students’ development but always want them to spend their time online safely. As a parent/carer you can play a significant part in ensuring this.

Ways to help children play safe:

  1. Check the game’s content
  2. Know how to mute, block and report
  3. Be share aware – keep personal information private
  4. Activate safety settings
  5. Keep the conversation going
  6. Encourage a lifestyle balance

Websites:
Internet Matters:
https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/online-gaming/
Childnet:
http://www.childnet.com/resources/online-gaming-an-introduction-for-parents
UK Safer Internet Centre:
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-technology/gamingdevices
NSPCC:
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/online-games-helpingchildren-play-safe/
Have I Been Pwned?
https://haveibeenpwned.com/
Stay Safe Online:
https://staysafeonline.org/get-involved/at-home/gaming/
Ofcom:
https://www.ofcom.org.uk/tv-radio-and-on-demand/advice-for-consumers/television/protecting-children/advice-guides-for-parents/parental-controls-for-games-consoles

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