E- Safety

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.

School will:

  • 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.

Parents should:

  • 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.

Children should:

  • 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

www.o2.co.uk/digital-family

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

Online safety training parents participants copy.ppt

Further support for Filtering at Home

Internet Filtering from providers

Sky

BT

Talk Talk

Plusnet

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/parental-controls

Browser Safety

Safari

Internet Explorer

Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/safety-tools-on-online-services/browsers

Club Penguin

Flickr

Google+

Instagram

Moshi Monsters

Twitter

Snapchat

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/safety-tools-on-online-services/social-networks

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/safety/tools/

https://www.facebook.com/help/reportlinks

Youtube

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safety-tools/youtube

TV on Demand

BBC iPlayer

4OD

ITV Player

Sky Go

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/safety-tools-on-online-services/tv-on-demand

Family Agreement for Being Online

http://www.digizen.org/digicentral/family-agreement.aspx

X-Box Live

http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-360/security/xbox-live-parental-control

Playstation 3

http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/ps3/current/basicoperations/parentallock.html

Nintendo Wii

http://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10530/p/604/c/628

Minecraft – A parent’s guide

http://thecybersafetylady.com.au/2014/08/a-parents-guide-to-minecraft/