E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Mortimer St. John’s. E-Safety is taught at an age appropriate level and in accordance with our Internet Access and E-Safety Policy. We have extensive security measures in place in school to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the E-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
As a parent there are a number of things you can do at home to also help and educate your child to stay safe on-line:
- talk to your child/ren about the possible dangers posed by the internet
- tell them what they should do if something concerns or worries them
- explain that there is the potential that anything shared online or by mobile phone could end up being seen by anyone
- understand what your child does online and know which websites they use
- ensure that your child/ren use/s the computer or a tablet where the whole family can see it, not out of sight in a bedroom
- use filtering software to block inappropriate sites
- use parental controls to restrict the times of access and the type of sites
Please take a look at some of the links below which provide additional information for parents about safe internet use:
ThinkuKnow website and resources
Thinkuknow this site developed CEOP Child Exploitation and Online Protection agency provides resources for teachers, advice for parents and children.
Safer Internet UK – Saferinternet
This site hosts an advice centre for school staff, parents and children including social media guides.
NSPCC Netaware – Net-aware
This site provides social media games guides for parents and allows parents to sign up for alerts on new apps, games etc.
Digital Awareness UK– online safety videos and resources for parents/carers on a range of online safety topics, including cyberbullying, relationships, security and privacy.
Get Safe Online – general guidance about online safety and the safeguarding of children along with advice for parents/carers that’s broken down into age appropriate sections.
- Childnet – Advice for parents/carers to help support children and young people in their safe and responsible use of the internet.