Supporting E-Safety at Home
There is a lot that you can do to limit the risks to your child online. Much of the information on how to do this is scattered over the internet, so I have brought some of it together here.
- Make sure that we give out e-safety messages throughout the year through our curriculum delivery
- Raise e-safety awareness through high profile events and assemblies
- Support parents with practical advice and support on how to limit risk online.
- Follow the schools published e-safety protocols when publishing to the school blogs / website.
- Think about the number of ways that your children have access to the internet both at home and outside the home – do they have an internet enabled phone, ipad / ipod, PSP or tablet?
- If your home has wi-fi can your children access the internet unsupervised, if so when, could this be limited?
- Think about the devices your children could use to create videos / images and post unsupervised. Do their devices have cameras or does the computer have a webcam?
- Are your children using Skype / Facetime unsupervised, do you know who is on their contact lists?
- Decide if you want your child to post images / video online.
- Talk to your children about ways in which they could be identified online through a video / image – do they give away details of where they live, could the view from the background give away your child’s location, are they wearing a school uniform?
- Talk to your children about geotagging of images that could show patterns of behaviour – would the tag show that they always go to the park/youthclub on a Friday at 6.30pm?
- Look at posts that your children have made on social media together and decide if your child is keeping themselves safe.
- Never post images or video of yourselves online that they would not want your parents to see.
- Never post or give away information that would give someone information about where you are at a regular time each week.
- Never post images of yourself wearing your school uniform on social media, unless it’s on the school website or blog.
- Never create a video that makes you or other people feel uncomfortable.
- Never create or post images or video of another person without their permission
- Always be responsible for the content that you post.
If you need any help at all in setting up digital security or have any questions about e-safety then please call
0808 800 5002
It's totally free and they will talk you through any changes to settings etc that you may need.
Presentation to Parents - E Safety Evening
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