E-Safety

As the Internet becomes more prevalent in our day to day lives for ourselves as well as our children, there are new things that they need to be aware of in order to use it safely, these include:

  • Social Media

  • Forums and Chat Rooms

  • Online Gaming

  • Cyber Bullying

  • Inappropriate Websites

In order to prepare students for their digital journey, the school provides lessons and activities throughout their time at the school to understand what they may encounter online.  These include:

  • Lesson Activities in Computing

  • E-Safety in PSHE time

  • Assemblies 

  • Workshops

The links below give further information regarding E-Safety:

CEOP:

Child Exploitation and Online Protection

https://www.ceop.police.uk/

Family Lives:

Charity that offers advice on parenting issues.

www.familylives.org.uk

NSPCC:

Offers information on most social media platforms.

https://www.net-aware.org.uk

 

BBC Own It

 

Updated in relation to COVID-19, this website provides support for young people to take control of their online life. Topics include help and advice, skills and inspiration on matters such as friendships and bullying, safety and self-esteem.

 

Essex Safeguarding Children Board (ESCB)

 

The ESCB is a statutory multi agency organisation which brings together agencies who work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in Essex. It has produced guidance for parents and carers to help them understand online safety and exploitation generally.

 

Internet Matters – helping parents and carers keep their children safe online

 

A not-for-profit organisation that has a simple purpose – to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world. See their website for further information.

 

The Children’s Society

 

A charity fighting child poverty and neglect, and helping all children have a better chance in life. They have produced information about online safety.  

 

The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)

 

The NSPCC has produced several online safety guides, from setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps.

 

Parent Info

 

A website offering expert safety advice in relation to a range of online harms, endorsed by the National Crime Agency’s CEOP command.

 

Common Sense Media

 

Independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media for children and their parents.

 

Parent Zone for families

 

A website with a range of digital age resources for families, including guides on digital platforms and trends.

 

Children's Commissioner

 

The Children’s Commissioner has published a digital safety and wellbeing kit for parents, and a safety guide for children. The kit and guide have been designed to help ensure children are safe and their wellbeing is looked after while at home during the coronavirus outbreak – when their screen time maybe higher than usual.

 

The UK Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS)

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