E-safety in our schools.
E-safety has a very high priority in our schools. All children receive appropriate advice and guidance throughout the academic year via the curriculum specifically, ICT lessons, assemblies and within PSHCE.
Reminders about e-safety and links to: www.thinkyouknow.co.uk (CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) are posted on the Learners Virtual learning Environment.
Facebook Advice For Parents / Carers
Facebook requires individuals to be at least 13 years old before they can create an account. Providing false information to create an account is always a violation of our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. This includes accounts registered on the behalf of under 13 year old children by older parties.
If your underage child (child under the age of 13) has created an account on Facebook, you can show them how to delete their account by having them log into their account and following this link. If you would like to report an account registered for an underage child to Facebook, please do so here. For further information on the Academy’s approach to e-safety please see the NCEA E-Learning and ICT policy here: NCEA Acceptable Use Agreement Primary v2 – NCEA Acceptable Use Agreement Secondary v2
Tips for staying safe online
The Internet is an important feature in all of our lives and can be an incredibly positive experience with really valuable tools and resources.
This page contains tips and information to help you ensure your child stays safe while online.
Gaming safely handout
The following image links to #OnlineSafetyAtHome pack with new activities for parents and carers to use at home:
Our short video provides parents and carers with:
- An introduction to NCA-CEOP, the Thinkuknow education programme and its resources
- Advice on how they can keep their child safe online, including a helpful tool to support them in having the right conversations about online safety.
`here are some quick links to some of the resources
Screen time – finding a balance handout
The Dark Web parent handout
Your child’s digital footprint handout
Advertising and cookies handout
My Tech Family – older children handout
Online grooming handout
Thanks to The Girls’ day school who have produced this brilliant series of clips
My Digital, a unique video series to help you and your children to stay safe online. The series consists of six short films for parents and six matching films for children to empower your family to use social media safely and responsibly.
The videos look at the ways in which the internet and digital technology can be used positively by young people as well as identifying the potential issues they may face.
They cover the most critical themes in online safety today including:
- The digital footprint
- Identity and self-esteem
- Relationships and grooming
- Security and privacy
We hope that the films, together with the downloadable online safety factsheets, will help encourage and support open discussions in your family about how to enjoy the online environment whilst staying safe.
The series has been produced in partnership with Digital Awareness UK, a leading online safety organisation.
follow this link to watch https://www.gdst.net/