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Leigh North Street

 

Primary School

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E-Safety

 

 

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.

 

E Safety

E-safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at Leigh North Street Primary 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.

 

At Home

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. 

You can download a simple checklist here  that may help you start to protect your children online and decrease the risks they face.  Or you can engage with your children regarding their use of the internet while at home.  Here are some conversation starter ideas from www.childnet.com

  • Ask your children to tell you about the sites they like to visit and what they enjoy doing online.
  • Ask them about how they stay safe online. What tips do they have for you, and where did they learn them? What is OK and not OK to share?
  • Ask them if they know where to go for help, where to find the safety advice, privacy settings and how to report or block on the services they use.
  • Encourage them to help. Perhaps they can show you how to do something better online or they might have a friend who would benefit from their help and support.
  • Think about how you use the internet as a family. What could you do to get more out of the internet together and further enjoy your lives online

 

 

 

 

 

Parent Resources 

To try and help parents with the fast moving and changing world of internet and social media we've suggested a few internet sites on the right of this page which are fantastic resources, they contain information on different types of social media and how to help keep children safe.

Childnet also produce a leaflet for parents which you can download here.  And at Leigh North Street Primary we've also produced an E safety booklet with handy tips for parents which you can download here  Or we have a new check list for parents to help their children stay safe which you can download here.

Privacy settings are an important part of keeping our young children safe and you can find out more information about them here

 

At School

As part of your child’s curriculum and the development of computer skills, we provide access to the internet only in teacher supervised lessons. We strongly believe that the use of the web is hugely worthwhile and an essential tool for children as they grow up in the modern world. But 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. 

At the start of the school year, each class discusses how we can all stay safe online and the dangers we may face on the internet.  We then ask every child in KS2 to sign an Acceptable User Agreement which you can download here so that we know they have read and understood our school's rules on staying safe.  We also have an Acceptable Use Agreement for our younger children and you can download a copy here

 

Remote Learning

As every child starts at Leigh North Street Primary School, we provide them with a Microsoft 365 Teams account.  This means that they are able to access a range of resources from Microsoft including Word, Excel and Powerpoint to help with their learning throughout their time here.  In addition, we use this platform for home (and remote if necessary) learning. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parent Fact Sheets & Guides to Popular Social Media 

Click on the following links to find some useful parental guides to the following social media 

 

Tik Tok 

Instagram

Snapchat

Fortnite Chapter 2

YouTube

WhatsApp

 

Here are two booklets parents may find useful.

Young people and social networking sites and  Supporting children online

 

Internet Safety Resources

There is a great new online safety tool designed for parents launched by the Department for Education called Parent InfoIt'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 here

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.

You can download the DofE advice for parents on cyberbullying here

You can access the DofE online parents support website called Parent Info here

 

Here are quick links to a range of Internet safety sites that you may find useful too...

NSPCC NetAware

Safer Internet

Childnet

Internet Matters

CEOP Police

 

We have added a link to the CEOP Report Abuse button, where children or adults can report any inappropriate communications online.

CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. They protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.

We ask that parents inform us of any concerns as this enables us to continue to keep our children safe online.

 

http://ceop.police.uk/Safer-By-Design/safety-centre/

 

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