E Safety

E Safety

Children at Loddon Primary Federation use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular ‘e-safety’ activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.

Sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the internet at home, this can be on a computer, tablet or smart phone.   This potentially allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and brings it virtually into their home and life.

Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:

Explore e-safety sites – There are lots of links to useful e-safety sites for children see below. They are great fun to explore.  Why not browse through them with your children?

Facebook and other networking sites – Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13  so our pupils should NOT be using them.

Make sure they are online in a supervised area – Talk to your child about what they are doing online and if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.

Some links to more information:

  • NSPCC – A parents guide to being Share Aware – Helping you to keep your child safe online.
  • Think U Know – containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
  • Childnet – Childnet International, advice for keeping young children safe online.
  • Vodaphone Parents – Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents. You can also read their ‘Digital Parenting‘ magazine.
  • Kidsmart – An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
  • Know IT All – lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
  • Bullying UK – Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
  • Kidscape – An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
  • Childline – ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.