Internet Safety

Using the Internet safely

For children today, the internet is a resource that can open the door to many educational and social opportunities.

Children can now access the internet in a number of ways: via computers at school or at home, on games consoles and through tablets and mobile phones. It is important to protect your child on the internet just as you would in the real world.

If your child has the skills to stay safe online and use the internet sensibly they can make informed choices. E-safety is covered as part of ICT teaching in each year group.

eSafety workshops are held in school to train staff and pupils alike how to stay safe online. Check the news section and calendar for any upcoming workshops. Our most recent workshops were held on 15/01/2018.

 

e-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at The Minster Junior School . We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material.

e-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

We have included some links and information files for Parents and Carers to help them with navigating along the 'information superhighway'. Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any concerns regarding your child's safe use of the internet.

 

 

Useful Links ...

This page provides links to websites which can help in supporting your child in staying safe online.

CEOP - Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

ThinkUKnow - a website dedicated to providing e-safety advice to parents and carers

Childline - advice about online and mobile safety

KnowITall - an award-winning website providing e-safety advice for parents and carers

Kidsmart - advice on how to be sensible when using the internet

NSPCC - Online Safety

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

 

Safer Internet website

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/have-a-conversation

 

Childnet website

http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/have-a-conversation

 

LGFL (London Grid for Learning) website

https://www.lgfl.net/online-safety/

 

Internet Matters website

https://www.internetmatters.org/

 

Some other useful links:

Internet Matters social media factsheet

Social Media Guidance               

Supporting Young People Online

Internet Matters poster 1          

Internet Matters poster 2          

Internet Matters poster 3

Internet Matters poster 4

Digital Parenting checklists                     

UK Safer Internet Centre Parent Factsheet