Digital Citizenship - Staying Safe Online

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 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. (See our link to courses below).

In School

In school our Digital Citizenship and E-Safety computing lessons cover a variety of different topics. These activities are designed to help us not only have a greater safety awareness and a knowledge of our own digital footprint, but to also gain a better understanding of how we should strive to be respectful and considerate when using the many and varied opportunities the internet has to offer both from a learning point of view and when using social media.

We subscribe to the National Online Safety Website and the education of e-safety in school is lead by the Government document Education for a Connected World and the lessons provided by Project Evolve linked through NOS. You will find links to these sites at the bottom of this page.

Top Tips

 Zip it! Don’t tell anyone personal information about yourself, where you go, what you look like, where you go to school. No one has any business to be asking about you, your friends or family. Close friends will already know this information.

Block it!
If you visit websites and you are not sure what you are looking at, close the web page, log off the computer or ask an adult for help.

Flag it!
Tell a trusted adult or your parents/carers if you see something or know of anyone asking for information or being unkind (cyberbullying) on the internet. You must pass on information to adults so they can help.

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 using this link: e-safety-parent-checklist 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 Childnet:

  1. Ask your children to tell you about the sites they like to visit and what they enjoy doing online.
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

If you are looking for further guidance below are some useful E-Safety guides provided by the National Online Safety Website:

National Online Safety Guides for Parents and Pupils – September 2022 – July 2023

10 Tips for Parents and Carers How to be green with your Tech

What Parents Need to Know About Reddit

The Extraordinary Life of Queen Elizabeth II

Tips for Supporting Children Dealing with Grief

Spot The Online Safety Tips For Going Back To School

What Parents Need to Know About Roblox

What Parents Need to Know About Amazon Fire Tablets

What Parents Need to Know About Google Chromebook

What Parents Need to Know About Loot boxes

What Parents Need to Know About Instagram

National Online Safety Guides for Parents and Pupils – September 2021 – July 2022

Stay Safe Online This Summer

12 Ways to Champion Equality Online

What Parents Need to Know about Steam

What Parents Need to Know_Minecraft

What Parents Need to Know_ESports

What Parents Need to Know_Twitch

What Parents Need to Know_Cross Platform Sharing of Inappropriate Content

What Parents Need to Know_Metaverse

What Parents Need to Know_Virtual Reality

What Parents Need to Know_Discord

What Parents Need to Know_Toddlers and Screen Time

Online Safety for Under 5’s 10 Top Tips for Parents and Carers

Loneliness Online_What Causes it and Ways to Feel Better

What Parents Need to Know_YouTube Kids

What Parents Need to Know_Group Chats

What Parents Need to Know_Facebook Messenger

What Parents Need to Know_Ofcom Children and Parents: Media Use and Attributes Report 2022

Spotting Ads on Social Media

What Parents Need to Know_Facebook

Brighten Someone’s Day Online

Supporting Children to Deal with Upsetting Content

What Parents Need to Know about Phone Scams

What Parents Need to Know about YUBO

What Parents Need to Know About WhatsApp

What Parents Need to Know_Horror Games

10 Tips for Respect Online – Inspiring Children to build a better Digital World

10 Tips for Respect Online – A Digital World for Everyone

Check in with friends

What Parents Need to Know about WINK

What Parents Need to Know_Replika

What Parents Need to Know_Fortnite Chapter 3

What Parents Need to Know_Setting up new devices for children

Anti-Bullying Week 2021 10 Ways to Show Kindness

Online Safety Tips for Children

Parental Controls for iPhone Apps

Parental Controls for Android Apps

Social Media Scams

Apple Guided Access

Social Bots_What Parents Need to Know

Squid Game_What Parents Need to Know

What Parents Need to Know about NFTs

What Parents Need to Know_YouTube

TikTok_What Parents Need to Know

10 Tips Safer Shopping Online_Cyber Monday

10 Tips Safer Shopping Online_Black Friday

What Parents Need to Know_Cryptocurrency

What Parents Need to Know_Age Inappropriate Content

Rocket League

Pokemon Go_What Parents Need to Know

Echo Chambers_What Parents Need to Know

Hoop_What Parents Need to Know

Netflix_What Parents Need to Know

Tinder_What Parents Need to Know

SnapChat_What Parents Need to Know

National Online Safety Guides for Parents and Pupils – September 2020 – July 2021

How to set up Parental Controls and Privacy iPhone

How to set up Parental Controls and Privacy_Android

England-Lets Tackle Hate Together

 

Valorant_What Parents Need to Know

Text Me_What Parents Need to Know

Sports Betting_What Parents Need to Know

OnlyFans_What Parents Need to Know

 

TikTok_What Parents Need to Know

Online Fair Play_Dos and Donts

Free Speech vs Hate Speech_What Parents Need to Know

FIFA 21_What Parents Need to Know

 

Deepfakes_What Parents Need to Know

 

 

Our parents are invited, encouraged and entitled to create a parent account on the National Online Safety website where you will find lots of free courses, resources and guidance to keep you informed and up-to-date on all aspects of e-safety.

We would also encourage you to visit the following websites for further information and advice regarding E-Safety and related issues.

 

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