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Internet Safety for Parents and Carers

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Parent Zone  have developed some free handouts and free parent courses.  For more information contact the help service (dshelp@parentzone.org.uk) They will be available to all  parents during the long summer break. We are a Digital School, our parents can contact Parent Zone, at any time for support if they find themselves dealing with an online safety related issue.

To view their summer 2016 handout click on the Icon below. 

The 21st Century surge of social networking sites, has given children a new way of socialising and making friends. In an ever changing world of technology sometimes it's hard to keep up with what your children are doing online.  Whilst we all want to encourage our children to develop their computer skills - it is also crucial that we protect our children from the dangers which, unfortunately, are all too common...

So it's up to parents to remain vigilant when it comes to who their children are talking to online. If you're a parent who is finding it difficult to monitor your childrens' online activity, the "Internet safety for parents" website might answer your questions.

Five Elms Parent E-Safety Survey

Parent eSafety Survey

Posted on  by Dawn Walker

Helping children to gain the skills needed to stay safe online is very important to us in school. We would be grateful if parents would complete this short survey to tell us about how your children are using the Internet at home.

Click the image icon to go to the survey.

 

Safer Internet Day 2017

 Safer Internet Day 2017 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 7th February with the slogan ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’.

​Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. The UK Safer Internet Centre – a partnership of three leading charities; Childnet, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation – provide resources for children, schools and families, and tools for getting involved at www.saferinternetday.org.uk. Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.

The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet. Get involved to play your part! 

Year 1 Into the screen workshop 2017.  Click on the video icon to view the video.

To view the Year 6  special Esafety presentation click on the icon below.

 

 

Safer Internet 2017 Parent Workshop

To find out more you can view the video.

 

 

 

Safer Internet Day 2017 analysis of Pupil Voice Survey

To find out about our children's view about the impact of Safer Internet day, click on the document below.  On the whole children said they  found the day to be informative and they felt that the day had a positive impact on their online behaviour.  33% of the children surveyed said that they have changed the way they behave online. The majority of children surveyed, said that the One Day Creative workshops were fun, they enjoyed the acting.  They felt  the workshops helped them understand Esafety more.

You can view the questions and results in the document below.

Parent/Pupil Fact Sheets

To view a parent and pupil fact sheet click on the icons below.

Find out more about how to keep your family safe online with the UK Safer Internet Centre's four steps:

  1. Have ongoing conversations with your children about staying safe online and why not use our family agreement? 
  2. Use safety tools on social networks and other online services, eg Facebook privacy settings, YouTube Restricted Mode
  3. Decide if you want to use parental controls on your home internet
  4. Understand devices and the parental control tools they offer in our Parents' Guide to Technology
  5. Get the facts about internet Safety from the Metropolitan Police Service. Safe.Met 

SID TV:  To view the SID collection of videos about kindness and respect online click here

Parents and carers play a key role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe online. We know it can be difficult to stay on top of the wide range of sites and devices that young people use. 

To find out more please go to:

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What is Cyber bullying?

  • Monitor what your child is doing online or on their phones.
  • Talk to your child about the responsibility they have online.
  • Look at the e-safety rules with your child.
  • Do not allow your child to have a facebook account - this is illegal before the age of 13... watch the video from CEOP above to learn about why not!
  • Watch the video below with your child and talk to them about the impact of cyber bullying.
  • Make your child aware that cyber bullying is a criminal offence and the police could be called if they are involved in cyber bullying.

Cyber bullying report

The Children’s Services Select Committee commissioned the Advisory Teacher for Primary ICT to carry out a survey on cyberbullying. This was to obtain a picture of the prevalence of cyberbullying amongst the children and young people in the Borough.  Read the report to find out more.

click here

‘Be Share Aware’

NSPCC have released two videos for their ‘Be Share Aware’ campaign to support parents when discussing the issue of sharing images with their children.

Top Tips To Keep Safe When Using The Internet:

1.   Talk to your child about what they’re up to online.

2.   Watch Thinkuknow films and cartoons with your child.

3.   Encourage your child to go online and explore!

4.   Keep up-to-date with your child’s development online.

5.   Set boundaries in the online world just as you would in the real world.

6.   Keep all equipment that connects to the internet in a family space.

7.   Know what connects to the internet and how.

8.   Use parental controls on devices that link to the internet, such as the TV, laptops, computers, games consoles and mobile phones.

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