E-Safety refers to child protection and safeguarding of both children and adults in the digital world. It is about learning to understand and use technologies in a safe, positive way, also about supporting children and adults to develop safe online behaviours (both in and out of school).
The internet is a wonderful resource for the children but at the same time we have to teach the children how to stay safe on line. The children’s safety is of paramount concern to us and as part of our safeguarding commitment.
As part of the pupils' curriculum, Moorlands Junior School provides supervised access to the Internet. Pupils are regularly given opportunities to use websites designed to support their learning. They are also taught research and evaluation skills to help them use the Internet effectively and efficiently.
The SMART rules:
SAFE - stay safe, don't give out personal information
MEETING - only meet someone from the internet with your parents
ACCEPTING - emails, IM, texts from strangers can lead to problems
RELIABLE - information on the Internet may not be true
TELL - a trusted adult if anything online makes you feel uncomfortable
Sites to Visit
Digital Parenting magazine - The latest edition of this popular and useful publication, available in a choice of online formats for different devices.
Internet Parental Controls - The 4 big internet providers in the UK – BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media - provide their customers with free parental controls which can be activated at any time. Video guides to help you to download and set-up the controls offered by your provider are available on the UK Safer Internet Centre website.
A Parent's Guide to Technology - A guide to some of the most popular devices used by children