What is eSafety?
As you would protect your child in the real world, you will want to make sure that they are safe whatever they are doing. Like learning to cross the road, online safety skills are skills for life. If your child understands the risks and can make sensible and informed choices online, they can get the most from the internet and stay safe.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) is the UK’s national centre dedicated to protecting children from harm both online and offline. CEOP advises children and parents/carers via the following organisations:
- CEOP’s Thinkuknow education initiative aims to empower children and young people to enjoy online technologies safely.
- Parent Info is a collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone to provide support and advice to parents, with contributions from the leading experts and organisations in matters related to young people and families in a digital world.
These organisations can help you to:
- stay up-to-date with the technology your children are using;
- understand steps you can take to keep your children safe online;
- know what action to take and where to seek further support if things go wrong;
- understand how old children should be to use social media
Visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents you will be able to view the ‘Parents’ and Carers’ Guide to the Internet’ and have access to information and guidance on how to keep your family safe online. Please see the Thinkuknow guides at the bottom of this webpage.
Additional Information for parents
Google online safety tips http://www.google.co.uk/safetycenter/everyone/start/
Internet movie and game database http://www.imdb.com
The PEGI gaming guide explains the age rating labels on computer games https://pegi.info/page/tips-parent
Parents' guide to Moshi Monsters http://www.moshimonsters.com/parentsHerts Police information https://www.herts.police.uk/Information-and-services/Advice/Online-safety/Guidance-for-adults
How to report an esafety incident on the internet
The simplest way to report an incident is through contacting the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre on www.ceop.gov.uk
If pupils are receiving chain emails, they can be forwarded on to email@example.com
Pupils are encouraged to report to school staff if they are concerned about cyberbullying.
e-Safety at school
- All of our pupils sign the Hertfordshire Primary Acceptable Use/esafety agreement and this agreement is displayed throughout the school.
- The school teaches internet safety skills through Computing sessions. Teachers also ensure that esafety best practice reminders are provided verbally or visually in sessions/assemblies where technology is being used.
- Educating pupils about the online risks that they may encounter outside school. This is done informally when opportunities arise and as part of the esafety curriculum.
- Participation in the national Safer Internet Day each February.
- Display the Hertfordshire Smile and Stay Safe poster throughout the school.
- We follow the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board Professional Responsibilities for using ICT and the internet.
We hope you find these documents useful:
|Thinkuknow factsheet for parents_Grooming.pdf||Download|
|Thinkuknow factsheet for parents_Reporting to CEOP.pdf||Download|
|Thinkuknow factsheet for parents_Using parental controls.pdf||Download|
|Thinkuknow factsheet for parents_Worried your child has shared too much online.pdf||Download|
|Thinkuknow factsheet for parents_Worried your child will see something inappropriate online.pdf||Download|