E-Safety

 

 

Here is the latest edition of DITTO from Alan Mackenzie (who recently held our parent E-safety talks), your free online safety magazine.  DITTO    Autumn 2017 edition

Please see here: http://www.esafety-adviser.com for more information on E-safety, as well as invaluable resources and advice.

Safer Internet Week 2017

We started our inaugural Safer Internet Week with an amazing play called 'In the Net'.  It told the story of a girl who was careless when online but thanks to a few sensible friends, was able to experience the joys of the internet safely. We would also like to thank Warlingham Village, Hillcroft and Marden Lodge for coming along and showing their support for our Safer Internet Week.

We hosted two talks by Alan Mackenzie, a specialist in internet safety on Thursday 20th April. Alan has worked with hundreds of schools and charities advising them and parents on how to stay safe online (please see www.esafety-adviser.com and attached leaflet for more details).

The main focus of the talks was be social media, although other areas such as cyber bullying and protecting personal information were covered.  We feel that although the internet provides fantastic opportunities, it is important for everyone to be kept up to date with the latest technology and be aware of the risks.  

More information here: http://www.whyteleafe.surrey.sch.uk/119/e-safety
 

The Adventures of Kara, Winston and the SMART Crew

http://www.childnet.com/resources/the-adventures-of-kara-winston-and-the-smart-crew

These cartoons illustrate 5 e-safety SMART rules and include a real life SMART Crew of young people, who guide the cartoon characters in their quest, and help them make safe online decisions.

Then take the "Are you smart online" quiz to test your knowledge:

http://www.childnet.com/resources/the-adventures-of-kara-winston-and-the-smart-crew/are-you-smart-online-quiz

Finally, have a look at Childnet's Family Agreement - a great way to start a conversation about E-safety and how you can all be safer online: http://www.childnet.com/resources/family-agreement

Please click here for  Ditto E-safety Newsletter March 2017.

At Whyteleafe School we regularly talk to the children about e-safety and how to stay safe online. It has come to our attention that a number of children have different social media accounts, including Instagram and Facebook. Most of these social media accounts have age restrictions of 13 year + (this is true of Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook), in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). In our experience children are not socially mature enough to use these types of social media and therefore we would advise parents to adhere to the age restrictions. If your child does use social media, or other communications on line, we would recommend talking with your child about e-safety and would encourage you to monitor their online activity.

The NSPCC website has listed ways for parents to help their child stay safe online:

1. Have the conversation early and often

2. Explore online together

3. Know who your child is talking to online

4. Set rules and agree boundaries

5. Make sure that content is age-appropriate

6. Use parental controls to filter, restrict, monitor or report content

7. Check they know how to use privacy settings and reporting tools

For more information about keeping your child safe online please click on the link below or go to our e-safety section on the school website.

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

 

At Whyteleafe we take E-safety seriously.  Knowing how to stay safe online is something that all children at Whyteleafe know esa5and are updated on each term; from a school assembly to class lessons, as you can see from the photos, the children are really knowledgeable about E-safety.

Please visit https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/ or http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers for more information on how to keep your child safe online.

THINKUKNOW have created a new website for parents and carers which is now live. The new site offers a completely refreshed suite of articles and guidance on all aspects of child internet safety.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

Safer Internet Day 2017

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https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2017

 

 

Tuesday 7th February is Safer Internet Day 2017. The main purpose of the day is to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. This year’s theme for Safer Internet Day is ‘Play your part for a better internet’. Please see the link below to access some parent resources. The day is coordinated by 'Safer Internet Centre' and there are lots of different resources available on their website. For those parents who have older children at secondary school there are some great resources and videos for them too.

Here at Whyteleafe school we will be having a Safer Internet Week 2017 in Summer term.

 

 

The children have started to create the Whyteleafe E-safety Expectations as part of Safer Internet Day 2016:

 

Whyteleafe E-safety Expectations:

 

 

·      Accept everyone is different

 

·      If someone is mean or nasty, tell an adult and block them

 

·      Be positive

 

·      If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say it

 

www.saferinternet.org.uk

Another great website that promotes staying safe on the internet is:

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

In addition Childnet International have created a ‘Supporting Young People Online Leaflet’ which parents/carers might find useful.

Following on from our E-Safety evening in October please click to download the Internet Safety pack for parents.

There are also some hardcopies available from the school office.

 

      For advice, help or to report.