E-Safety - Internet and Mobile Devices
e-Safety at Dunholme St Chad’s Primary School
In a modern world, using the Internet and devices that include web-based activities is an everyday part of life. The internet is a fantastic tool for learning and enjoyment, and is used in school on a daily basis. However, this comes with some potential dangers. This is why we believe it is important that children learn how to use the Internet and technological devices safely when browsing and communicating with other members of the online community.
e-safety is an essential part of our school curriculum. We ensure all children receive appropriate age-related e-safety lessons throughout the year through schemes of work in class, assemblies, workshops and educational visitors trained in such areas. We also like to inform parents of relevant information through our monthly newsletters, our school website and links to other websites.
We aim to ensure all children and their carers know how children should behave when online in order to ensure that they are safe.
We would encourage all parents and carers to ensure that they have appropriate filters and parental controls at home on devices that children can access online material. This includes: computers, laptops, gaming consoles, hand-held devices and mobile phones.
We would also suggest that parents regularly monitor their children’s online activity and review sites that they have visited in order to discuss positive behaviours.
All children should be aware that any information they post online is open to misuse by others. Therefore, it is important that children are made aware of the potential risks that can occur even when acting in innocence. This is why it is essential that school and home work together to safeguard every child. An example of this would be not posting photos or videos that may identify any child’s name, location or school. A good way of monitoring this, may be to ensure equipment that connects to the Internet is only used in family spaces and/or that your child's online time is monitored.
Please take the time to talk to your child about the following 7 aspects:
1. Which games/apps are you using? Are they age appropriate?
2. Which websites do you enjoy using and why?
3. How do the games and apps you use work?
4. Do you have any online friends?
5. Do you know where to go for help when things go wrong or upset you online?
6. Do you know what your personal information is?
7. Do you know what you can/can't do online?
Thank you for your support in keeping our children safe online.
There is a growing trend for children to have devices that allow them to communicate with friends and family online. This occurs over a variety of different platforms. As a school, we need to ensure that all children, parents and carers are aware of the key information that enables young people to be safe when communicating online.
Click here to view Dunholme St. Chad's e-Safety policy
Information guides for parents and privacy settings/controls information
- Parent Guide for Fortnite online game - May 2018
- Parent Guide for Instagram from the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board
- Parent Guide for Facebook from the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board
- Parent Guide for Snapchat from the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board
- Parent Guide for Roblox from the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board
- Parent Guide for Musical.ly from the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board
- Parent Guide for Live Streaming from the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board
- Parent Guide for Pokemon Go from the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board
- Parent Guide for Yellow from the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board
- NEW Parent Guide for YouTube safety filters from the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board
- NEW Parent Guide for MOMO challenge from the National Online Safety Board
- NEW Parent Guide on Parental Controls
- NEW Parent Guide to Houseparty app
- NEW Parent Guide to Zoom app
- NEW Parent Guide to TikTok app
- NEW Parent Guide to TikTok app from the National Online Safety website
Click here to find out information about Screen Addiction and how you can support your family at home.
Every month we publish an e-Safety Newsletter which we subscribe to through our e-Safety partners. Please take time to read these - they are rich in information, tips and instructions on how to keep our children safe when using digital technologies and working online.
|Issue 31 - Primary Online Safety Newsletter May 2022_PDF_Dunholme St Chads.pdf||Download|
|Issue 29 - Online Safety Newsletter Mar 2022_Dunholme St Chads.pdf||Download|
|Issue 30 - Online Safety Newsletter Apr 2022_Dunholme St Chads.pdf||Download|
|Issue 28 - Online Safety Newsletter Feb 2022_Dunholme St Chads.pdf||Download|
|Issue 26 - Online Safety Newsletter Dec 2021_Dunholme St Chads.pdf||Download|
|Issue 27 - Online Safety Newsletter Jan 2022_Dunholme St Chads.pdf||Download|
|Issue 24 - Online Safety Newsletter Oct 2021_Dunholme St Chads.pdf||Download|
|Issue 25 - Online Safety Newsletter Nov 2021_Dunholme St Chads.pdf||Download|
|Issue 23 - Online Safety Newsletter Sept 2021_Dunholme St Chads.pdf||Download|
|Issue 22 - Online Safety Newsletter July 2021_Dunholme St Chads.pdf||Download|
Websites giving information about safe use of the Internet
- www.thinkuknow.co.uk (a useful site, which is used in school, that has lots of advice, games and films to help learn about safe online use)
- www.getnetwise.org (a useful site to give families advice on best family filters for online activity)
- NSPCC Share Aware - Keep your child safe online www.nspcc.org.uk
- Childline – 0800 1111 – www.childline.org.uk
- www.kidsmart.org.uk (a useful website for children on rules for online behavior)
games/2018/mar/07/fortnite- battle-royale-parents-guide- video-game-multiplayer- shooter?CMP=share_btn_tw&__ twitter_impression=true information to help parents control settings on Fortnite
list-manage.com/track/click?u= cbd59b76f0e1ad9db768db345&id= 0726eb0181&e=58e2a09922 (Momo)
- BBC Safesurfing
- NAHT Ready to Learn Every Day - Online Safety
- E-Safety magazine - May 2016
- E-Safety magazine - February 2016
- E-Safety newsletter #DITTO - September 2016
- E- Safety magazine #DITTO - November 2016
- E-Safety magazine #DITTO - January 2017
- E- Safety magazine #DITTO - March 2017
- E- Safety magazine #DITTO - Sept 2017
- E- Safety magazine #DITTO - Oct 2017
- E- Safety magazine #DITTO - Jan 2018
- E- Safety magazine #DITTO - April 2018 - PRIVACY VS FREE / SKIN GAMBLING / RISK TAKING ONLINE / ANME / CHALLENGES / FORTNITE
- E- Safety magazine #DITTO - Sept 2018 - Scroll Free September / Scams / Gaming Addiction / TikTok App
- E- Safety magazine #DITTO - Oct 2018 - Banning pornography / Talk to a trusted adult / fostering and ethos of online safety / beware the expert / impact of violent and graphic media
- E- Safety magazine #DITTO - Jan 2019 - Strip Fortnite / Captology - computers as persuasive technologies / Parents - scare or prepare? / Reporting harmful content - a new service / Secrets / Internet safety at pre-school/ Passwords / Fortnite scams
- E- Safety magazine #DITTO - May 2019 - DISTORTED SELFIES / IWF ANNUAL REPORT / JUMBO PRIVACY APP / AGE IDENTIFICATION / ONLINE HARMS WHITE PAPER / DITTO - SAFE SELFIES
- E- Safety magazine #DITTO - June 2019 - YOUTUBE / LIKES AND DISLIKES / SELMA - HACKING HATE / GAME TRANSFER PHENOMENA / GAMING - CONTRACTS / DIGITAL FOOTPRINT
- E- Safety magazine #DITTO - September 2019 - # HOW SAFE ARE OUR CHILDREN? / # YOUTUBE KIDS APP REVIEW / # THE CYBERSURVEY / # ONLINE SAFETY TICK BOXES / # HASHTAGS / # WELLBEING
- E- Safety magazine #DITTO - November 2019 - # DEEPFAKES / # A.I. INFLUENCERS / # PROJECT EVOLVE / # GOBUBBLE / # SNIPPETS / # IWF - NO SUCH THIN