Bedmond Academy
May 18 2018

E-Safety

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The internet, email, mobile technologies and online resources have become an important part of learning and life. We want all pupils to be safe and responsible when using any IT. It is essential that pupils are aware of online risk, know how to stay safe and know where to go to report problems or to get help.

On-line Safety for Children

When you are using the internet at school or at home it is very important that you stay safe.
You would have been taught at school how to stay safe when using the internet on the computer, an Ipad or a mobile phone. It is also a good idea to talk to your Dad or Mum and they will be able to help you!
If you are worried about anything you see on the internet talk to an adult who you trust. You can also report it to the police by clicking on this button:

Remember if you see something on the internet that concerns you:

FLAG IT
BLOCK IT
REPORT IT
When using any computer, tablet or phone device remember SMART:

S- SAFE- Don’t give out your own information

M- MEET- Only meet people you have met online with your parents

A- ACCEPTING- Only open emails & texts from people you trust

R- RELIABLE- Some people online tell lies, only talk to real world friends and family

T- TELL- Tell a parent or adult you trust if something you see online makes you feel uncomfortable

Please click here for the school e-safety agreement.

Guidance For Parents

Follow the ‘Golden Rules’!

Ground Rules

  • Discuss as a family how the internet will be used in your house. Emphasise what should be kept private online (personal information and photos etc). Make sure you know what your child is doing online much like you would offline.

Online Safety

  • Install antivirus software, secure your internet connection and use Parental Control functions for computers, mobile phones and games consoles to block unsuitable content or contact
  • Remember that parental control tools are not always 100% effective and sometimes unsuitable content can get past them, so don’t rely on them alone to protect your child.

Location

  • Locate your computer in a supervised family area. Always supervise the use of webcams and applications which allow voice or video chat. Consider your child’s use of other devices that allow internet access such as Mobile Phones and Games Consoles.

Dialogue

  • Talk to your child and ask them to show or even teach you how they use the internet, learn which web sites or tools they like to use and why. Learning together can often open opportunities to discuss safe behaviour with your child.
  • Always ensure your child knows how to block or report people online who send nasty or inappropriate messages or content. Encourage your child not to retaliate or reply.
  • Make sure your child knows to tell an adult they trust if they see something online that makes them feel scared, worried or uncomfortable.
  • It’s essential to be realistic – banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.

Websites for more information:

www.thinkuknow.co.uk – Visit the “Parent/Carer” Section and use the “Click CEOP” button to seek advice and report online abuse

www.childnet.com – Visit the ‘Know It All’ Section for an interactive guide about online safety

www.getsafeonline.org – Free up-to-date Security advice

http://bedmondacademy.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Youtube-Parents-Guide.pdf

Lets-talk-about-life-online

Parents-and-carers-resource-sheet-1019

Family-Agreement