E-Safety

E-Safety Information and Advice

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The Internet is a very useful tool to support learning. It is a great place to connect with people, be creative and discover new things. Digital and Information Communication Technologies have an important role to play in the lives of young people.

 

As these technologies are being used more frequently, it is important to raise the issue of E-safety and promote safe and responsible usage of technologies in schools and at home. E-Safety is a national issue and we all must aim to ensure that the Internet is used in a safe manner. In addition to this, being aware of privacy settings, filters and safe usage of social networking sites will enable young people to feel protected online.

The range of potential issues that can arise within E-safety can be extensive, but how we look to support students can be categorised into three areas of considerations:

Content:      being exposed to illegal, inappropriate or harmful material

Contact:      being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users

Conduct:     personal online behaviour that increases the likelihood of, or causes, harm.

If you have any concerns about keeping your child safe when using the internet you can find a parental guide on the Child Exploitation Online Protection website http://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

The Parents’ and Carers’ Guide to the Internet

‘The Parents’ and Carers’ Guide to the Internet’, has been created by CEOP to provide a light hearted and realistic look at what it takes to be a better online parent. The show covers topics such as, talking to your child about the technologies they use and the things they might see. This online guide aims to equip you with the tools to have those tricky conversations with your children and keep your family safe online.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/parentsguide/

Top Tips

Pupils

  • Make sure you are old enough to join any sites including social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Do not post any personal information online including your phone number, address, passwords or your school.
  •  Maybe use a made up name or nickname on your profile. – Do not make friends you don’t already know personally.
  • Maybe use an email address that does not include your name.
  • Always use a ‘strong’ password. That is, don’t use any names or words that someone might guess, like the name of your dog or your favourite singer. Use random letters or numbers and change your password regularly.
  • Use the strongest privacy setting when you set up your profile. This means that only your friends will be able to view your information.