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E-Safety - Keeping Children Safe Online

Online Safety

 

E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Milford-on-Sea Primary School, because we recognise that the internet is essential in 21st century life - for education, for business and for social interaction. As children move up through the school their access to various types of technology increases and it stands to reason that their exploration and curiosity increases too.

 

The positives of the digital world overwhelmingly outweigh the negatives but children, schools and parents all need to be aware of various online risks.

 

Our Computing curriculum has e-safety woven through it and allows our staff to discuss, explain and demonstrate how to stay safe and behave appropriately online. (For further information, see our Computing Curriculum page)

 

While we will be doing all we can at school, your help is still needed to support our e-safety message and prevent children accessing inappropriate material at home by way of filters and parental controls. Look below at our list of links and resources for Parents/Carers, Teachers and Young People to help you with your child’s online safety at home.

 

 

Latest Advice For Parents

 

Taking a little time to visit the Parentzone website will give you the knowledge and confidence to support your child in enjoying the online world safely and responsibly. Please follow this link to see the latest list of commonly used apps/games and what to be aware of, if your child is using them.

https://parentzone.org.uk/advice/parent-guides

 

 

Each year, more and more of us are turning to online providers for our shopping.

We might consider it a fast, convenient way to get what we need, but do we consider how safe it might be for our own personal data?

The National Cyber Security Centre has issued some clear advice on how to protect your data and your devices while shopping online. Click the link below.

 

 

 

Home Activity Packs

 

National Online Safety Support Group 'ThinkYouKnow' have produced a suite of Home Activity packs containing simple 15 minute activities you can do with your family to support their online safety at home. Each activity sheet has a selection of short conversation starters, practical tips and fun tasks to do as a family:

They have also produced age-appropriate packs of activities that you can do at home with your children.

 

Just click on the links below to be taken to their fantastic resources:

 

Home Activity Packs for children aged 4-5

 

Home Activity Packs for children aged 5-7

 

Home Activity Packs for children aged 8-10

 

!! New !!

 

Short videos for parents and carers: delivering online safety at home.

 

ThinkYouKnow have teamed up with The National Cyber Security Centre to give you some advice about how you and your family can work together to become more Cyber Aware. There are videos on the following topics:

 

  • Cyber Security - A guide for parents and carers
  • Viewing Videos online - A guide for parents and carers
  • Social Media - A guide for parents and carers
  • In-Game Chat - A guide for parents and carers
  • Live Streaming - A guide for parents and carers
  • Sharing Images (Primary & Secondary) - A guide for parents and carers

 

Click here to go to the ThinkYouKnow videos page.

Internet Safety Day 2021

This year, Internet Safety Day falls on the 9th February.

This important national event is celebrating its 18th year this year with an important theme in these days of 'fake news':

An Internet we TRUST - Exploring reliability in the online world.

 

We will be celebrating the day here at school and we would love everyone learning from home to join us too.

 

Click on the link below to join us in celebrating Internet Safety day 2021

 

 

 

At Milford-on-Sea Primary School, we follow the SMART rules for safe use of the internet. Here they are:

 

Sharing photos, posting comments, playing video games - these are just a few of the ways that kids interact online, but sometimes there are risks. Here are some top ways to keep your children safe on the internet.

5 Internet Safety Tips for Kids

Sharing photos, posting comments, playing video games -- these are just a few of the ways that kids interact online, but sometimes there are risks. Learn five ways to keep your kids safe on the internet.

Parental Controls - An Overview

 

Take a look at the document below for some really useful information to help you make informed decisions about parental control measures - both on your home network and on popular internet/social media sites.

Parental Controls - A Guide

Screen-Time - Advice for Parents

Finding a healthy screen time balance | Internet Matters campaign

Internet Matters. org, know this compelling TV ad will chime with millions of parents as it shows a nine-year-old girl mesmerised by a screen along with the tagline 'if you left your kids to their own devices...they may never leave their devices'.

Tips for Healthier Screen Time

Is your child hooked onto the screen? Get tips from expert, Dr Jared Ng, Consultant Psychiatrist, Mental Health Promotion & illness Prevention, on how you can balance screen-time in this digital age. Visit www.growatbeanstalk.sg for more insights on how you can help your child prepare for the digital age.

Computing Conversation Starters

CSE Social Media Information - A brief overview of the commonly used apps, websites and programmes.

Helpful Websites For E-Safety Advice

 

 

 

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