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E-Safety - Keeping Children Safe Online

Online Safety

 

Online 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). Alongside this we deliver lessons on different aspects of online safety, drawing these from the National Online safety group.

 

While we will be doing all we can at school, we need to work together to take an active role in teaching children about online dangers and helping them to learn how to act safely when using the internet. If you haven't already done so, please create a FREE MOSPS account with National Online Safety to access a huge range of resources including guides, explainer videos and parent/carer courses. (see below)

 

 

 

Advice & Support For Parents

 

The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children, and it is important that schools, parents and carers work together to take an active role in teaching children about online dangers. Learning how to act safely when using the internet is an incredibly important part of safeguarding our children.

 

We are therefore delighted to announce that MOSPS have shown our commitment to protecting our pupils online by working with National Online Safety- providing resources for all parents and carers.  

 

The resources include Parents & Carers courses (presented by Myleene Klass), online video resources and weekly guides covering a huge range of topics, including:

 

  • Online Relationships
  • Fake Profiles & Social Bots
  • Online Bullying
  • Online Grooming
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Sexual Harassment & Violence
  • Sexting
  • Live Streaming
  • Online Identity
  • Screen Addiction
  • Online Challenges
  • Overspending
  • Social Media Platforms

 

  • Online Gambling
  • Radicalisation, Terrorism & Extremism
  • Age Inappropriate Content
  • Copyright & Ownership
  • Hacking
  • Fake News
  • Online Fraud
  • Online Reputation
  • Personal Data
  • Pornography
  • Targeted Adverts & Pop-Ups
  • The Dark Web
  • Games & Trends

 

 

To create your account, please follow this link: https://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/milford-on-sea-church-of-england-primary-school-academy-trust and complete your details. When you’re set up, you’ll be able to set ‘Parent/Carer’ as your user type.  

    

You can access National Online Safety online via any device- including via our brand-new smartphone app. To download the app, please go to:

 

And there's more...

 

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.

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

 

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.

See What Our Cyber Ambassadors Are Saying...

Each Half term, our Cyber Ambassadors put out a presentation on an aspect of online safety. Last year they gave out important messages on managing screen time, online gaming, online reputations,  our SMART rules and Online Security & Privacy. Click on the links to see what they said.

In the first of their addresses to the school this academic year, they returned to the benefits and risks associated with online gaming. Check out what they said by clicking here.

 

In their latest presentation, our Cyber Ambassadors tackled key aspects of 'Cyber bullying'. To see what they had to say on the issue, click here.

 

There will be more coming in the New Year!

Internet Safety Day 2022

 

 

This year's Internet Safety Day Focus was all about playing games online safely and respectfully.

We marked the National Day in school with a presentation from our Cyber Ambassadors and discussions on the topic of safe gaming in class.

To find out more about online gaming - its benefits and its pitfalls, click on the link below:

https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/online-gaming-advice/

To find our what you need to know about games that are popular amongst 5-11 year-olds, download a help guide from the list below:

Internet Safety Day 2021

Last year, Internet Safety Day fell on the 9th February.

This important national event was celebrating its 18th year this year with an important them: 'fake news' -  Exploring reliability in the online world.

 

We  celebrated the day here at school and we invited those learning from home to join us too, by clicking on the link below.

 

 

 

 

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.

Helpful Websites For E-Safety Advice

 

 

 

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