Keeping our children safe online has become just as important as teaching them how to cross a busy road. The internet brings fantastic opportunities for learning, but at the same time children need to learn how to keep themselves safe. This forms an important part of the curriculum but it is important that we work together in partnership.
E-Safety is taught as part of computing lessons. The children are being taught how to use the internet safely and how to deal with issues that may arise from accessing online materials.
This is something that is constantly being reinforced to keep the 'SMART' message in the forefront of the children's minds. The school has effective monitoring and filters in place that helps safeguard all users when accessing the internet in school. Any issues that may arise are instantly alerted to the SLT and our Computing leaders who can deal with the issue in the most effective and efficient way.
Below, you can find notes and handouts from parent sessions. There is also a parents guide section, these contain useful information about specific apps, platforms, games and explain ways of staying safe whilst using the Internet.
Here at The Leys Primary & Nursery School we follow the SMART principles for staying safe on the internet. These are;
S - SAFE
Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information – such as your full name, email address, phone number, home address, photos or school name – to people you are chatting with online.
M - MEETING
Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents’ or carers’ permission and even then only when they can be present.
A - ACCEPTING
Accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages!
R - RELIABLE
Information you find on the internet may not be true, or someone online may be lying about who they are.
T - TELL
Tell your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online. You can report online abuse to the police at www.thinkuknow.co.uk
An organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and the safe and positive use of the internet are addressed.
The NSPCC also have a range of advice and support on how to help children stay safe online
This website was developed out of a partnership between CEOP and The Parent Zone and contains lots of good eSafety advice.
Here you will find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.
Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has been developed by the children's internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.
One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on cyberbullying.
Specific help on how to set up internet controls at home. Guidance and articles for parents about keeping children safe online.
A website designed to strengthen awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is. It encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS.