E-Safety for Parents

E-safety – keeping your child safe online

As a school, we recognise the need to educate and support children so that they are able to use the internet in a safe and informed manner. The following resources are to support parents in this fast – moving area where your child needs constant monitoring and support if they are to use online resources safely and appropriately. In October, E-Safety parent workshops were held for our Key Stage 2 parents at Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport in collaboration with other local primary schools. The workshops were run by John and John from EST. These E-Safety workshops will be repeated each Autumn to assist parents in remaining informed of this key area to help keep their children safe when working, playing or communicating on-line. Details will be sent out to the relevant classes in due course.

On-line resources

The Government has launched a new website to support parents. The website has been developed by Parentzone and CEOP – the police command responsible for child exploitation and online protection.

Parentinfo is a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line. For example, the site currently includes information about staying safe on Minecraft, mental health and building online resilience.

Please also see Saferinternet.

CEOP

The NCA’s CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) Command is here to help children and young people. We are here to help if you are a young person and you or your friend (up to age 18) has been forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity with anyone online, or in the real world. We also have advice and links to support for other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying and hacking. Visit our Safety Centre for advice and to report directly to CEOP, by clicking on the Click CEOP link.

CEOP Button

Cyber Sense

CyberSense is a new E-safety app designed to help parents talk about e-safety issues with their children to ensure that they make smart choices to stay safe online.  Aimed at children aged between 8-10 it will help them think about what they would do if they were faced with different situations online; from cyberbullying to sharing content with someone they don’t know.

Prevent Duty

Educate Against Hate educateagainsthate.com

The government has recently launched a new website aimed at supporting parents, teachers and school leaders in implementing the Prevent Duty. There are some useful resources on the website including written advice and signposting to other organisations.

Internet Matters

Online Safety: www.internetmatters.org

Internet Matters is an independent, not-for-profit organisation to help parents keep their children safe online.

Further Resources for Parents