Traci Good, Director of E Safety Training Ltd
Many of you will know me from the work I do around the County and City helping to keep our children safe online. During the school closures our children will be spending more time online and parents may not be as engaged as they usually are as they try to balance work deadlines with childcare. Screen time is inevitably going to win at some point for most families and it is more important than before that we remind parents that they have a key role in helping to keep their children safe. I have decided to release some YouTube clips aimed at parents to remind them of the importance of engaging with their child/s online lives during this time.I ask that you use your schools social media channels (Facebook, Twitter etc) and the schools texting service to text the link to parents and carers. We will cover issues such as parental controls (and how to set them), which apps have seen a surge in popularity since the pandemic, and age specific information aimed at 0-5’s, 6 – 11’s and over 11’s. As always I am here to help support you all with any questions or queries you may have around Online Safety.
The link to the first clip is https://youtu.be/BhLWwQ4Ay5s
See below for some facts and support tips to help reduce screen time and increase quality time.
Mental Health Online Safety
Facebook Online Guide
Call of Duty
e-Safety is a term which refers not only to the internet, but other ways in which young people communicate using electronic media e.g. mobile phones, tablets. Part of this is ensuring that children and young people are protected from harm and supported to achieve the maximum benefit from new and developing technologies, without risk to themselves or others.
An aim of promoting e-safety is to protect children and young people from the adverse consequences of access, or use of electronic media, including bullying, inappropriate sexualised behaviour or exploitation.
Please click here to download our E-Safety Policy. We have also listed links and tools below, to assist you with elements of e-safety…
A Parents Guide to Share Aware – Helping You Keep Your Child Safe Online
A guide for parents and carers including information and advice for keeping children safe online. This covers how to talk to your child about online safety – including suggested talking points, makes suggestions for things that families can do such as setting boundaries, agreeing ground rules and being positive about the benefits of the internet. It also addresses things that parents can do to keep children safe, such as using filters and parental controls online. In addition, this guide looks at what to do if things go wrong and where to get extra support.
DITTO- Free online safety magazine
March Edition 2019
Nude Selfies – A Parents Guide
If you’ve found out your child has shared a revealing pic or video, don’t panic. There are plenty of ways to stop things getting out of hand.
New Measures to Keep Children Safe Online at School and at Home
The KCSIE consultation strengthens the measures schools need to take to keep children safe online. Linked with this, the following have been launched:
The National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command has revised and updated the parents content on the Thinkuknow website – the new site offers a completely refreshed suite of articles and guidance on all aspects of child internet safety, as well as providing specific advice for parents and carers on preventing their children from becoming victims of sexual abuse and exploitation both online and in the ‘real world’
A Pocket Guide for Snapchat
What is Snapchat? How can I stay in control? How do I find all of my friends? How do I block and delete? The answers to all of these questions and more can be found here… Do the check.
A Pocket Guide for Instagram
At the UK Safer Internet Centre, one of their key objectives is to develop new educational and awareness-raising resources for parents, in the name of helping teens stay safe online.
Do you know if your account is private or public? Do you know how to share with a select group of your followers? Do you know who your followers are? The answers to these and more can be found here… Check it out
NSPCC Online Safety
Helpful advice and tools you can use to help keep children safe whenever and wherever they go online.
Advice for Parents on How to Talk to Children
The NSPCC has published new advice for parents on how to talk to children about the risks of online pornography and sexually explicit material.
Supporting Young People Online
An e-safety leaflet for parents called Supporting Young People Online has been translated into 11 additional languages. It is free to download, easy to print, and it contains tips for parents and children, conversation starters and a check-list.
Funded by the London Grid for Learning, and supported by ECPAT and the South West Grid for Learning, the resource can now be downloaded in Arabic, Bengali, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese and Welsh.
Online guide to social networks, sites and apps that children use. Each entry includes: a brief description of the social network; key findings on what children and young people say to look out for and why they like it; and parents’ opinions on the sign-up, privacy settings, reporting and safety advice associated with social networks.
Advice for Parents on Cyberbullying
This advice is for parents and carers about cyberbullying. It provides advice and information about how they can protect their child from cyberbullying and how to tackle it if it happens.
Advice for Parents on Cyberbullying
Further Help For Parents/Carers
Parental controls offered by your internet provider
CEOP advise for parents
Vodafone advise for parents
Helpful blog for parents
Facebook privacy advise for parents
E-Safety in the Curriculum
KS3- Students learn about being safe online by following prescribed curriculum in ICT and PSHE. Students have the opportunity to develop understanding about key concepts of Cyberbullying, Phishing, Spam and social networking website, Grooming, Trolling and piracy. By completing the unit, pupils will have a good understanding of the potential dangers of using computer technology including mobile technology. They will be given the opportunity to explore a wide range of topics and produce work in a range of formats to demonstrate their learning. Students also are provided opportunity to take part in Esafety day, where they develop understanding about Esafety through variety of interactive activities.
KS4- Students complete mandatory unit “IT security for Users” as part of the TLM Level 1/Level 2 ICT qualification. Students will be able to develop understanding about following key concepts
- Identify Security issues that might threaten System Performance e.g. Viruses and Malware, SPAM and Phishing.
- Identify appropriate security precautions to protect IT systems and data e.g keeping passwords secure, learning to use effective passwords, not to download information against local polices.
- How to t take appropriate precautions to keep information secure
- Understand how to follow relevant guidelines and procedures for the secure use of IT
- Be able to explain why it is important to back up data securely