E - Safety at Lingham Primary School
More and more children are accessing the internet, at school and at home. At school we place e-safety as a high priority and teach the children how to stay safe online but we know that for parents, safety on the internet at home is a concern. We've put this page together to give you advice and information about how to help your child keep safe online but if you have any questions or concerns, speak to your child's teacher.
The resources on the following websites are fantastic -
https://www.internetmatters.org/ - Helping to Keep Children Safe Online: Online Resource shared by Mental Health Services in Schools.
With constant access to the internet at home, at school and on mobile phones, it can be hard to know what your child is accessing and viewing and how to keep them safe. Internetmatters.org is a website dedicated to helping parents and professionals keep children safe online. There is advice on how to talk about internet safety, how to set controls and even guides to the most popular apps and games that your child or young person uses.
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends-videos/ - This series of three animations aims to give 4-7 year olds knowledge, skills and confidence to help them respond safely to risks they may encounter online.
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/ - These films will help older children (age 8-10) learn more about staying safe online.
https://www.bbc.com/ownit - there is a vast amount of online support and help videos on this website for children who are not sure what to do about different issues they may be having.
https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/esafety-leaflets-resources/- leaflets regarding screen time for children.
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/inappropriate-explicit-content/ - Find out what inappropriate content is and how to support your child if they've seen something online that's upset them.
Throughout our computing curriculum our children learn about being safe online. Staying safe online is all about minimising risks and has many different aspects but can be grouped into four categories
- Conduct- Children's behaviour may put them at risk
- Content- Access to inappropriate or unreliable content may put children at risk
- Contact- Interaction with others may put them at risk
- Commecialism- hidden costs during use of platforms/apps
Please see the files for leaflets and extra resources that we thought you might find useful when discussing staying safe online with your child.