E-Safety

Thank you for looking at our E-Safety pages. E-Safety topics are delivered to our pupils from the ages of 5-11 at Westerings and covers issues from cyber-bullying to hacking.


Alongside assemblies, visiting spokespeople (i.e. police officers) and bespoke training, children take part in a thorough breadth of study across KS1 and KS2 during their Computing lessons. A brief overview of the topics they cover are listed here:


  • Yr1 - School Rules and Reporting Worries
  • Yr2 - Stranger Danger
  • Yr3 - Cyberbullying & Your Digital Footprint
  • Yr4 - Targeted Advertising & Data Security
  • Yr5 - Web-Based communication, Gaming and The Internet & Respecting Copyright
  • Yr6 - Webcams, Hate Crime, File-Sharing & Bluetooth

Our pupils can report cyberbullying concerns directly to us by using this form.

Additional information for parents that relate to staying safe online:


Click here to download a web-protector that can protect children from harmful images/sites, encouraging children to alert an adult.

KIDSMART website - games and advice for children on being safe online.

Our e-safety policy is a standard AET document and can be downloaded here.


PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH SMART-PHONES OR TABLETS:

It seems that almost every week there is a new app or website that kids are using to IM (instant message) each other and it can be hard to keep up. It’s important for parents to know how these work, and how old your child should be to use them, usually 13 or over, to help avoid cyberbullying and sexting.

It’s important to talk to your child about what is and is not appropriate to share online and the dangers of sexting, especially as with most of these apps they can send images or videos free of charge. Also ensure they know what to do if they receive bullying messages or images that are inappropriate, ie to tell you and block the user.

Courtesy of www.familylives.org.uk, some apps which are anonymous or can leave children open to abuse are below. You may wish to look at your child's device to ensure they are not in use without your knowledge:

ooVoo,

Omegle

Whisper

Yik Yak,

Secret

askFM

Meow Chat

Instagram

WhatsApp


If you'd like help setting up parental controls at home, please feel free to make an appointment to speak with Mr. Stainsbury; our e-safety co-ordinator. Alternatively, visit this site for help.

Photo: CliQQ Photography