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Keeping Pupils Safe using Digital Technology



The online world is rapidly developing and many of our children now have access to devices, which enable them to connect to the internet, take images or video and communicate with others. While it is important not to obstruct them from developing skills from using these devices, it is essential that parents support their children in navigating the online world.

Some of the issues related to primary pupils using the internet are:

  • Accessing inappropriate content on the internet 
  • Using ‘mature’ social networking sites, such as Facebook/Twitter, and connecting with 
                  individuals they don’t know (these sites have a lower age limit of 13 years)
  • Being cyberbullied by others on the internet 
  • Using technology appropriately, e.g. webcams and cameras on mobile devices 
  • Sharing personal information with others they don’t know on the internet.
  • Playing video games with adult ratings, e.g. Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto


If you feel that your child is being groomed or abused online,
 then use the Child Exploitation Online Protection (CEOP) Centre’s reporting form: ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

THE IMPORTANT MESSAGE IS THAT PRIMARY-AGED CHILDREN CAN SPEAK TO A RESPONSIBLE ADULT IF THEY FEEL WORRIED ABOUT SOMETHING RELATED TO THE INTERNET.  

For further information about family filtering for home broadband https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Primary/Tools/Parental-controls/ The resources on this page are to help pupils and parents to understand the risks and how to make devices safer to use.

 

FOR PUPILS
 in Key Stage 2

The Smart Crew (cartoons and resources) - www.childnet.com/resources/the-adventures-of-kara-winston-and-the-smart-crew

Kidsmart (information site) - www.kidsmart.org.uk/

CEOP Think U Know 8-10 year olds (games and resources) - www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/

CEOP ‘Jigsaw’ - used in Year 5/6 eSafety Planning (video) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o8auwnJtqE

YHGfL ‘Daydreaming’ (cyberbullying video) - www.yhgfl.net/content/download/3316/21955/file/Daydreaming.avi

FOR PARENTS

CEOP Parent’s guide to the internet (video) - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/parentsguide/

CEOP Primary parent’s site (advice) - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Primary/

ParentPort (advice) - https://www.parentport.org.uk/top-tips-for-parents/

UK SIC Guide to technology (advice) - www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-to-technology

Pan European Game Information (advice) - www.pegi.info/en/index/

YHGfL Digital parenting (documents and links) - www.yhgfl.net/eSafeguarding/eSafety/Digital-parenting

For resources in Polish: www.saferinternet.pl/wiadomosci/strona1.html 

Leaflets in Urdu/Hindi/Punjabi: www.childnet.com/resources/know-it-all-keeping-up-with-children-on-the-Internet

 

The Safeguarding co-ordinator in school is Mrs. F Minor and the eSafety lead teacher is Mr. A Hancox. If you need any further support, then please contact the school office.



Other Useful Web Sites for Parents


Here are some useful websites for parents providing advice on online safety issues.


  • www.childnet-int.org - A non-profit making organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and children’s safe and positive use of the internet are addressed. Childnet International produce a guide specifically for parents - KnowITAll -www.childnet-int.org/kia/

  • www.thinkuknow.co.uk - The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own educational website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.

  • www.getsafeonline.org/  A beginners guide to using the Internet safely, including a quiz and some video tutorials about how to ‘stay safe’ on-line.

  • www.kidsmart.org.uk/ - 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.


  • www.bullying.co.uk - One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on bullying.

  • www.chatdanger.com/ - This website is about the potential dangers with interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles.  It provides information, advice, true stories and games. The resource page also contains a number of links to other useful websites.

  • http://parents.vodafone.com/ - Vodafone have developed this website in conjunction with Mumsnet. It is very accessible and provides information and guidance to parents with understanding their child’s digital world and get more involved.  There is even an on-line test to see how much you know!