How You Can Help Build Character
Resilience and Discipline are two vital habits for a successful life. Read through this guide to how media in the digital age can help our children develop this.
Build Character Strength
Which websites should you allow your children to look at? Here are ten which may be appropriate from Common Sense Media.
10 Websites Children Should Bookmark
Common Sense Media News Feed
Common Sense Media are an American organisation set up to help parents and children in the internet age. They have some fantastic resources to use to help keep your children safe on the internet. The news feed is available on the e-Safety Resource page. Click here for the link.
Latest e-Safety News
After half term, we are hoping to have an e-Safety bulletin every 2 weeks with information that will help to keep your children safe at home and in the digital world.
For this first bulletin, the focus is on Sexting. There have been news stories over the last few days about how children in primary schools are now being exposed to explicit messages.
The Nottingham Evening Post published a story yesterday about teachers in Nottinghamshire receiving training about it.
Here is a guide about how you can help to keep your child safe.
How to Be SMART!
Year 6 created posters explaining how to be SMART online.
Thank you again to the parents who attended the e-Safety workshop. Below are links to sets of instructions on how to restrict the times a device can connect to the internet. Unfortunately, each ISP (Internet Service Provider) goes about these in different ways. Some don't change your router settings directly as they require software to be installed. However, they all seem to offer similar protection.
BT Home Hub
BT (alternative method)
Vodafone Digital Parenting
The Vodafone Digital Parenting Magazine is a fantastic resource which details how to try and keep your children safe online. The second edition has details on how to set up Parental Controls on various devices. Click the links below to view the magazines. We are hoping to have paper copies in school as soon as possible.
Current Issue (January 2016) - Issue 4
Special Edition - Summary of Issue 2
Issue 2 (with Parental Controls information)
New Government Advice
On the 22nd of December 2015, the Government published new guidance to schools about keeping children safe online both in school and at home. A link to the information can be found here.
The UK Council for Child Internet Safety have also published this leaflet to advise parents about keeping their children safe on social media platforms. The leaflet can be found here and on our e-Safety Resources page.
Finally, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection organisation (CEOP) have updated their website and explain clearly what can be done about abuse and how children can report it.
As part of our Anti-Bullying Month, there was a Parents' workshop on Cyberbullying. If you couldn't make it, here is the leaflet.
With the ever increasing number of ways of accessing the internet, we, as adults, can be overawed by the methods to control children's access. This booklet has some clear, simple advice on setting up Parental Controls on computers, tablets and phones. Although the information is not completely up to date, it is still relevant and highly informative.
The NAHT have also produced this short leaflet about making sure children are ready to learn in the digital age.
We are constantly reviewing and improving our e-Safety provision. This certificate has been produced through the Self-Review tool: 360 Safe. We will continue to monitor and develop our e-Safety provision, introducing regular Parents' workshops, implementing new software to help keep our children safe within the school environment and improving our e-Safety curriculum to help keep our children safe and help them develop into responsible users of technology.