e-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe and Halewood Church of England Primary School has extensive security measures in place 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. However, 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. It is essential to be realistic, the internet and technological advancements are here to stay; banning them will not work - often it makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is therefore essential.
Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but detailed below are some links to some “safer” search engines.
Learn how to turn on YouTube Safety Mode and more importantly - how to lock it. Parental control at your fingertips and all you need is a free Google account.
Here is a useful website for information relating to how to protect your child when using a smartphone.
Cyber bullying is the act of using internet and digital (including mobile) technologies to upset or humiliate another person. The NSPCC has help and advice for parents on the subject and we have included a link for you.
CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.
Parent Info is brought to you by CEOP and The Parent Zone.
The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre.
Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online.
Advice, guidance and "Top Tips" for both parents/carers and children can be found on this site.
Visit the "Know it All" section for an interactive guide about online safety.
Free up to date Security advice including using complex passwords, privacy settings, safe searching and social network.
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