Online Safety (E-Safety)
Internet Safety Information
You can find our E-safety policy on the Our School menu under Policies and Documents and attached below.
Child friendly search engines
Children should only be using child friendly search engines (some examples are listed below) to ensure that they do not have access to inappropriate material.
Other child-friendly websites and sources of information regarding e-safety are listed below.
Advice for Mobile Phones and messenger apps
Here's a link to the Phone Smart programme from EE. It's designed for children and parents for when their child is getting their first phone and teaches them how to stay safe and kind online. It's totally free and you don't have to be an EE customer to sign up.
Tips for Children
Only give your mobile number to your friends and people that you trust.
Don’t share it on social networking websites.
Don't lend your phone to someone you don't know or trust, or put it in a place where other people could get hold of it.
Lock your phone with a PIN code so if anyone steals your phone they won't be able to use it.
If you have Bluetooth on your phone, keep this switched off when you are not using it.
If your mobile phones uses GPS technology then make sure you only share your location with trusted friends and family
Always check your privacy settings on applications you use on your mobile phone as sometimes these will be different to when you use websites online
Always remember that once you’ve sent a text, picture or video (even to someone you know or trust) they can send it to other people without you knowing, so always think before you post
If something happens on your mobile phone that makes you feel worried or uncomfortable then always speak to an adult you trust straight away.
Tik Tok Advice
This is fast becoming the go to app for children of all ages and parents should be aware that it not suitable for children of all ages.
General advice for primary aged children:
Tik Tok is an age 13 rated app so if your child is using it (and we know some are) then parents should be supervising that use. Parents may wish to remove their child’s access to the app temporarily to reduce their risk of exposure to harmful content when some inappropriate material goes viral.
You should be aware to look out for a video of a man with a beard sitting at his desk and if this content appears, they should swipe up to hide the video. Regrettably this is one such video online at the moment which is a reported suicide.
We encourage you to have conversations with your children about online safety and be aware of how you can build your child’s resiliency to online content, encourage open conversations about online life and ensure children know they can talk to their parents/guardians about it.
Report Harmful Content has helpful content to support children who have seen something upsetting online
If a child has seen upsetting content that they should speak with an adult, especially if this has been triggering for them.
Another useful source of e-safety information.