What is Online Safety?
Online Safety is about safety with mobile and computer devices. It stands for electronic safety. Eastlands Primary takes an active role in Online Safety to make children safer when using new technologies. There are a great many resources available to help children and parents adopt safe practices.
Click on the links below to support your understanding of the ever changing world of Online Safety
Information on digital wellbeing can be found on the
@childnet website. Aged 3-7 https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/hot-topics/digital-wellbeing/3-7-year-olds- … 7-11 years https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/hot-topics/digital-wellbeing/7-11-year-olds- …
Child safety on YouTube: parent fact sheet click HERE
http://backgroundchecks.org/cyber-bullying-helping-the-bullied-stopping-the-bullies.html This webpage supports understanding of online bullying.
www.internetmatters.org.uk - This site will support you in many Online Safety matters including setting safe settings for all devices.
Visit https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/interactive-guide/ for an interactive guide on devices, broadband, gaming and mobie phones.
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/game-reviews - You can look up games you are considering buying and find out about them or select an age appropriate game and pick from the list. A really useful checklist.
Thank you to ICDTS for this information. Follow them on @
http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers - A website for parents with a wealth of information to support Online Safety at home.
Click on the pictures to be taken directly to the resources on this page.
Parent Info is a collaboration between CEOP and The Parent Zone.
The Parent Zone was founded in 2005 and has a track record of providing information, support and advice to parents. In recent years, The Parent Zone's work has focused on the impact of digital technologies on families. They provide information, resources and training for parents and those who work with them.
CEOP is the child protection command of the National Crime Agency. CEOP reaches over three million children and young people a year through its Thinkuknow education programme and regularly conveys its vital online safety messages to over 100,000 practitioners (such as social workers, teachers and police officers) registered to their network, who cascade these messages directly to children and young people.
Eastlands Primary School has chosen to host the internet safety content from this FREE service on our website. This content will be updated regularly.
Our first BIG event of the new academic was our participation in ‘Social Media Week’ (23-27 September). The theme for this year was Open & Connected reflecting on the global impact of social media and its role as a catalyst in driving cultural, political, economic and social change.
We held a ‘Speed-E-learning’ session from 1.15 – 3.15pm on Friday 27th September to enable children and parents to learn together.
Workshops were organised on the following themes:
'Cyberbullying V Bullying'
'What is a friend?'
'Tweet as you wish to be tweeted'
'Computer games go online'
'Anonymity breeds disinhibition'
'Play smart! Check the PEGI rating!'
'+ and – of Social Media according to the press'
All parents who attended the session received a FREE ‘Goody Bag’ which included lots of resources to support safe online use of the internet/social media at home.
‘A very informative afternoon for both pupils and parents. All information set out in a way that both pupils and parents could understand. Well done Eastlands, keep up the good work’
‘A very enjoyable afternoon, thank you for the opportunity’
‘The children had a great time and enjoyed sharing their knowledge with the parents’
‘A really worthwhile session and the way the children have learned about E-Safety all week was really good’
‘I really enjoyed the whole thing. I think it was extremely well done and the short seminars kept everyone’s interest up. I liked the fact it was very visual again making it interesting’
‘It was nice to learn with the children. I found all sessions informative’