E Safety - Information for Parents
The internet is an amazing resource which enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways. However, as the internet is always changing, being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge. At Christ Church, we are committed to promoting online safety and understand that it is important that school, parents and carers work together to take an active role in ensuring children are aware of the online dangers and how to act safely when using the internet.
We have a proactive approach to e safety and this is taught explicitly within our Computing curriculum and is also embedded throughout the use of technology across school.
- The children are taught the SMART rules for online safety which are applicable both at home and in school. You can discuss these rules with them and refer to them when they are accessing any relevant technologies and also ensure that you have the relevant parental controls on your devices.
- E safety posters are displayed in all of our classrooms and around school.
- Each year we also take part in special events to promote e safety such as Safer Internet Day (SID). This important day is usually held in early February and provides school with the opportunity to focus on raising awareness of e safety. The children take part in engaging activities, a SID themed assembly and then work together to share an e safety message based upon the SID theme.
For more information about SID please visit the following website:
ThinkUKnow - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/ - How to talk to your child about online safety
UK Safer Internet Centre - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/
NSPCC Online Safety - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
Childnet - https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers
These conversation starters are a great way for you to talk about staying safe online with your child.