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E-safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.
You can access the DFE online parents support website called Parent Info
As a parent you'll know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves. It's a highly creative place of amazing opportunities. But the technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content.
To try and help parents with the fast moving and changing world of internet and social media we've suggested a few internet sites below which are fantastic resources, They contain information on different types of social media and how to help keep children safe.
As part of your child’s curriculum and the development of computer skills, we strongly believe that the use of the web and email is hugely worthwhile and an essential tool for children as they grow up in the modern world. However, because there are always concerns about children having access to undesirable materials, we have taken positive steps to deal with this risk in school. Our school internet access provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials.
For more information please see our Online Safety Policy.
If you have any concerns regarding your child’s online safety, please contact us via the academy office.
Parent Fact Sheets & Guides to Popular Social Media
Click on the following factsheets to find some useful parental regarding social media:
To see the latest information for parents on how to keep their 4-7 years olds safe on line, please use the following link:
If you would like to know more information on how to keep your child safe when they are using a smartphone here is a very useful and informative link:
Internet Safety Resources
There is a great online safety tool designed for parents launched by the Department for Education called PARENT INFO. It's has advice on everything from keeping children safe from online trolls to WhatsApp - a guide for parents.
CHILDNET is a great website resource for parents and children on online safety.
Think U Know has a great section for parents and covers topics such as gaming and talking to strangers. You can also search by topic or age range to find information that is relevant for your family. You can find the site
Internet Matters is another great site to use - it has advice on cyberbullying, how to talk to your children about internet safety and quick guides to different types of social media such as Instagram and Snapchat. You can visit their pages here Internet Matters.
Here are some quick links to a range of Internet safety sites that you may find useful:
It's important to remember that the legal age to have an account on most social media - Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, Snapchat - is 13 years old.