E-safety is an essential part of our computing curriculum as it affects the lives of adults and children alike. As the internet and social media are so integral to all our lives, it is important that our pupils and parents are kept up to date with current issues.
Each term, children in all year groups spend time exploring and discussing issues that relate to being safe online and the impact it has on their lives personally. These have been important lessons that have had a real impact on how children in our school use the internet.
It is also really important that parents stay up to date with the changes that happen online. Earlier in the year, Mrs Connelly (Head of Computing) and Dylan Wrixon (Family Liaison for Hamwic Trust) led a successful parent session on esafety. During the session they explored the things that children could be viewing online without parents' knowledge, but also how to make esafety an open and positive conversation between adults and children. Dylan emphasised that the more open we are with our children, the more likely they are to come to us if they have an issue or concern. They also gave practical help on what settings and sites parents can use to help keep children safe.
E-safety lessons will continue throughout the year and are often linked with our whole school P4C initiative. This way children can have open and real conversations at their level that can impact them in a personal way.
Below are useful links on Online Safety
Worried About Something?
Need to Report Something?
Advice for Children
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who are being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking here.
Advice for Adults
CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP helps children and young people under the age of 18 who have been forced or manipulated into taking part, or are being pressured to take part, in sexual activity of any kind. This can be both online and offline. The CEOP Safety Centre offers information and advice for children and young people, parents and carers and professionals. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button on the right >>>
Online bullying or other online concerns should not be reported to CEOP and children and young people should be directed to speak to an adult they trust, and/or referred to Childline if they would like to speak to someone about how they are feeling.
Freephone and confidential
- 0808 800 5000 is the NSPCC number for adults to call about concerns about children
- 0800 1111 is the NSPCC number for children to call
Where you can find information on how to report any incidents
About being a ‘digital citizen’ and using technology responsibly
Key information about how to have a conversation with your children about staying safe online
Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online.
Comprehensive advice and a wealth of resources – an excellent page of useful information and resources.
The ultimate guide on how to talk to your kids about screen addiction, cyberbullying, safe messaging, self-esteem, smartphones, tv, video games, cybercrime and more.