With technology developing at a rapid speed our children are increasingly vulnerable as younger and younger they can access the internet in an ever growing number of ways.
Whilst we educate the children of how to keep safe on line, it is important you as their parents know the dangers and teach them e-safety at home.
To show our commitment to e-safety, from 2012-13 we will run an annual e-safety evening for families in the community to raise awareness of the risks your child might face online and what you can do to keep your child safe.
Alongside this, CEOP [Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre] have created a brilliant website called ‘thinkuknow’ which will give you all the information you need. You will find a link to the parent pages below.
Don’t forget there is also an e-safety section in the children’s section of our website with a link to the 5-7 year old section of the ‘thinkuknow’ website which teaches them go on the internet in a safe way and know who to talk to if they are worried. There is also an option to install a ‘Hector’s World Safety Button’ onto your computer, which children can click to cover the screen whilst they seek help if something comes up which makes them confused or scared.
Click on the second link below to see CEOP’s six top tips for 5-7 year olds on internet safety – we teach them at school, but are you reinforcing them at home?
Each year the ICT coordinator shares as a questionnaire with the children. Click here to see the results and how we will support the children further, the results might surprise you!