Many of our pupils now have access to mobile Internet devices such as smartphones and tablets and whilst this can offer peace of mind for parents being able to contact their children, it may also pose a threat to the child’s privacy and online safety.
Many social media apps should not be used by individuals under the age of 13 years old. However, we do understand that parents often give children permission to use these apps and may also use them themselves to contact their own children. The default setting for most of these applications is that profile information is public which means that anybody using the app may be able to find the user and contact them. If your child has a smart phone, tablet or any other device with Internet access, please make yourself aware of what apps they are installing and help them to set their privacy before they start using the app so that only people they know can contact them.

The NSPCC website and internetmatters.org offer some good advice such as setting parental controls on all the devices that your children use and highlight some of the issues that children face online.  Other websites such as bewebsmart.com have some easy-to-follow user guides for setting up privacy and security settings on a wide range of apps.  

E-Safety Information/Resources
  • E-Safety Policy
  • Childnet Resources
  • E-safety tips for Parents of Primary School Children
  • E-Safety Assembly - KS2
  • Digital Dangers Report
  • Child Safety on YouTube: Parent Factsheet
  • Safer Internet Day 2019 Assembly for Ages 7-11
  • A Parents Guide to Social Networking Sites
  • Supporting Young People Online
  • E-Safety Assembly - KS1
  • Sexting - Keeping Children Safe
  • Keeping-Under-Fives-Safe-Online
  • Safer Internet Day 2019 Assembly for Ages 3-7

  • Some Useful E-Privacy Websites
    Bullying UK http://www.bullying.co.uk/
    ThinkUKnow http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
    Childline http://www.childline.org.uk/
    Childnet http:/www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/need-help
    Kidsmart http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/
    Safer Internet http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/parent-tech
    Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre http://www.ceop.police.uk/
    Parent Port http://www.parentport.org.uk/
    Internet Watch Foundation https://www.iwf.org.uk/
    Pan-European Game Information http://www.pegi.info/en/index/

    E-safety at school - Do you know our rules for using the school computers and internet?

    We use the school computers and Internet connection for learning. These rules will help us to be fair to others and keep everyone safe.