E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Acomb First School. We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard the children from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any E-Safety incidents are recorded and managed. E-Safety is taught to all children explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents and carers to ensure that the E-Safety message is consistent. It is important that you have regular conversations about staying safe online and to encourage the children to speak to you or a grown up that they trust if they come across something worrying online.
Below you will find some resources that provide guidance for parents and carers to keep children safe online. They will support you to talk to your child about a range of online safety issues, set up home filtering in a child-friendly way and set up age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices.
ThinkUKnow by National Crime Agency - CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) provides resources for parents and carers and children of all ages to help keep children safe online. The Think You Know website also contains an icon button to link you to the CEOP site for reporting inappropriate use of the internet. You just access the website and click on this link to make a report.
Childnet has developed guidance for parents and carers to begin a conversation about online safety, as well as guidance on keeping under-fives safe online.
Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents and carers related to the digital world from leading experts and organisations.
NSPCC has guidance for parents and carers to help keep children safe online.
The UK Safer Internet Centre provides tips and advice for parents and carers to keep children safe online – you can also report any harmful content found online through the UK Safer Internet Centre.
Ditto is a free online safety (E-Safety) newsletter in PDF format for schools, organisations and parents to keep you up to date with risks, issues, advice and guidance related to keeping children safe online, with a view to enjoying and learning about technology. A new edition is released approximately every six weeks (just after each half-term).
The ‘Uniquely Me’ Parent Guide: The Dove Self-Esteem Project has already reached the lives of millions of children and young people worldwide – but they don’t want to stop there. Their mission is to make body confidence education available to even more people – through resources you can use at home. The free Uniquely Me Parent’s Guide equips parents with the materials they need to teach their children and young people about the importance of a healthy body image, nurture their self-esteem and empower them to reach their full potential. It includes: expert advice, activities for boosting self-esteem, action checklists and lots more to get this important conversation started.
Parent Zone – the new parent hub is full of advice for families from Parent Zone’s experts. The site also includes fun, free activities, a fortnightly parent bulletin, Be Internet Legends livestreams, a digital noticeboard – for sharing Instagram posts, expert online safety advice and more.
Thinkuknow’s new video guide and accompanying article, developed in collaboration with The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (UKIE), helps parents and carers to understand how in-game chat works, how it might be abused by others and what they can do to help keep their children safe whilst using in-game chat.
New from Parent Info - Active Gaming and Roblox Guide:
Gaming can be an active experience for children and young people. A new Parent Info article explores how active gaming works and the games available that help them stay active. Parents and carers can access additional advice for Roblox on the Roblox Parent Info’s guide, this guide takes a look at how the platform is used and how it can be made safer for children.