At Hurworth Primary Safeguarding our children is one of our top priorities. In today’s developing society, children use lots of different technologies such as mobile phones, games consoles and the internet on a daily basis and experience a wide range of opportunities. This level of technology and the ways in which we can communicate are beneficial to all but can occasionally place children, young people and adults in danger if they are not managed appropriately.
E-safety covers those issues and aims to give children the skills that they need in order to use the internet and other technologies safely and how to act if they discover or receive inappropriate communication. E-safety covers internet technologies but also electronic communications via mobile phones, games consoles and wireless technology. It allows children to understand the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology.
E-safety concerns safeguarding children and young people in the digital world.
E-safety emphasises learning to understand and use new technologies in a positive way.
E-safety is less about restriction and more about education about the risks as well as the benefits so we can feel confident online.
E-safety is concerned with supporting children and young people to develop safer online behaviours both in and out of school.
Please see some useful links below.
General Internet Safety Advice
- For essential advice, information about how to keep your children safe online and hot topics please visit this website: http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers
- Are you worried about the way your child uses the internet? Find advice about online behaviour here: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Concerned-about-your-child/Online-contact-and-staying-safe/
- Everybody Plays is a website aimed at helping families get the most out of games, safely. The website runs a parent-focused hub called the Parent’s Guide to Games, a one stop shop that contains everything parents need to know, from easy to follow guides on how to set up parental controls on consoles, to game by game breakdowns of content and safeguarding issues, and general advice on online gaming safety. To access the website and the parent-focused hub please follow these links: www.everybodyplays.co.uk, www.parentsguidetogames.co.uk
- Gaming: what’s appropriate for your child? Find more information here: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/gaming-whats-appropriate-for-your-child/
- This website offers social media guides with support about the safety features available on popular social networks. We recommend you do the check if your child may be using social networks including Snapchat, Instagram and more. To access this support please follow this link: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/social-media-guides
Did you know?
- Anyone can call the free O2 NSPCC Online Safety Helpline on 0808 800 5002 for guidance, support and answering questions to manage devices
- You can download the Net Aware app on the App Store or Google Play
- You can pop into your local O2 store for online safety help from a Guru – you don’t even have to be an 02 customer! Or book a session online using this link: http://guru.force.com/O2DeskStoreLocator