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:

July/August 2023

10 Top Tips for Heling Children Stay Safe Online This Summer

Stay Safe Online This Summer

National Online Safety Guides for Parents and Pupils – September 2023 – July 2024

September 2023 October 2023 November 2023 December 2023
12 Top Tips for Using Generative AI  in the Classroom

What Parents and Carers Need to Know About Data Backups and Storage

What Parents and Carers Need to Know About Live Streaming

What Parent and Carers Need to Know About Online Financial Scams and Exploitation

Top Tips for Setting Boundaries Around Gaming

What Parents and Carers Need to Know About Sharing Photos Online

What Parents and Carers Need to Know About Threads

What Parents and Carers Need to Know About the Dangers of Vaping

What Parents and Carers Need to Know About X

What Parents and Carers Need to Know About Among Us

What Parents and Carers Need to Know About W APP

What Parents and Carers Need to Know About WhatsApp

What Parents and Carers Need to Know About EA Sports FC 24

What Parents and Carers Need to Know About Five Nights at Freddy’s

Supporting Children to Deal with Upsetting Content (A guide for parents and carers)

 

What Schools Need to Know About The Online Safety Act

Top Tips for Safer Shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

What Parents and Carers Need to Know About SmartTV

Little Reminders How to Be Kind online

What Parents and Carers Need to Know About Microtransactions

 

 

Top Tips for setting up Parental Controls on New Devices

12 Top Tips for Children and Young People to enjoy a Tech Free Christmas

What Parents and Carers Need to Know About Disney+

 

January 2024 February 2024 March 2024 April 2024
Top Tips for Managing Screen Time

What Children and Young People Need to Know About Free Speech Vs Hate Speech

Smartphone Safety Tips for Young People

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about MyLOL

 

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Amazon Alexa

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Music Streaming apps and sites

What Parents and Carers Need to Know About Among us (3)

10 Top Tips on Remote Learning for Parents

May 2024 June 2024 July 2024 August 2024
 

 

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

What Parents and Carers Need to Know About Rumble

What Parents and Carers Need to Know About Amino

What Parents and Carers Need to Know About Money Muling

What Parents and Carers Need to Know About AI Virtual Friends

What Parents and Carers Need to Know About OME TV

What Parents and Carers Need to Know About Influencers

What Parents and Carers Need to Know About Anime

Looking After your Wellbeing Online

That Parents and Carers Need to Know About Telegram

The Life of King Charles III

10 Top Tips for Safely using Smartwatches

What Parents & Carers Need to Know About WIZZ

What Parents & Carers Need to Know About OFCOM’s: Parents and Children Media Use and Attitudes Report 2023

What Parents & Carers Need to Know About Fortnite Chapter 4

What Parents & Carers Need to Know About Echo Chambers

Helping Children and Young People with Managng Device Stress and Anxiety

10 Top Tips for Stronger Passwords

Top Tips for Adopting Safe and Healthy Online Habits

What Parents Need to Know About iPADs

What Parents Need to Know About NGL

What Parents Need to Know About Spotify

What Parents Need to Know About Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solutions

Tips for encouraging open discussions about Digital Lives

 

10 Ways Gaming can help Positive Outcomes

12 Top Tips for Building Cyber Resilience at Home

What Parents Need to Know About Twitter

What Parents Need to Know About World of Warcraft

Stay Safe on New Devices

Top Tips for a Tech Free Christmas

What Parents Need to Know About Setting up Apps, Games and Software

WhatParentsNeedToKnow About_Sendit

What Parents Need to Know About BeReal

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

What Parents Need to Know About HiPal

What Parents Need to Know About Social Media and Mental Health

What Parents Need to Know About TikTok

What Parents Need to Know About Call of Duty – Modern Warfare II

What Parents Need to Know – How to Combat Online Bullying

What Parents Need to Know About Amazon Fire Tablets

What Parents Need to Know About Google Chromebook

WhatParentsNeedToKnow About_Amigo

WhatParentsNeedToKnow_FIFA23

WhatParentsNeedToKnow About_Overwatch2

What Parents Need to Know About Loot boxes

What Parents Need to Know About Instagram

Spot The Online Safety Tips For Going Back To School

Tips for Supporting Children Dealing with Grief

What Parents Need to Know About Roblox


To see all guides from previous curricular years published on our school website use this link: NOS Guides Archive

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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