E-Safety (Online Safety)
What is E-Safety?
E-Safety/Online Safety/Internet Safety are all terms used to describe the ability to act in a safe and responsible manner on the internet and other internet connected environments. This gives children an understanding of the potential risks and dangers that are associated with the internet.
How is E-Safety taught at Eaton Valley?
Children at Eaton Valley Primary School use the internet on a regular basis as part of their learning.
In school, we use an internet filtering system to prevent children from accessing sites which may contain inappropriate content. Children also have no access to Social Media while in-school.
We also have regular 'e-safety' activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
There is also the e-safety council, made up of children from each year group, who meet regularly to discuss e-safety issues within school, organise e-safety events and inform classes of important e-safety information.
Key Stage 1
We allow pupils through the guidance of the class teacher, to explore aspects of e-safety such as online identities, the importance of passwords and appropriate photographs; using search engines to research different topics; cyberbullying; how to interact with others online in a safe and secure environment.
Key Stage 2
We follow a similar pattern of e-safety lessons as in Key Stage 1. However these lessons develop a deeper understanding of previously taught knowledge and skills as well as introducing new concepts and knowledge in online gaming and shopping, risks and precautions when downloading from the internet, and awareness of their digital foot print.
What can you do at home?
Protecting children at home is equally as important. Simply not allowing them to use something or ‘locking down’ all the settings does not help your children prepare for the future. The key to helping your child at home is talking to your child about the dangers when they are online and discussing why they need to stay safe.
Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:
Follow the link below for the latest guides and information from the ThinkUKnow website and the Safer Internet Day website
Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them. If your child has a social media account, talk to them about it and make sure they are aware of the risks. It is important that your child feels they can talk to you about anything they are unsure, upset or worried about.
See the links below for more information:
Click here for a guide to YouTube
Device Browser History
Did you know that 54% of children aged between 12-15 know how to delete their online browser history?
A computer history logs which programmes have been used as well as internet pages that have been visited. By deleting this history log, you will not be able to keep track of the sites/games that have been visited.
Discuss with your child which sites they visit most — are they appropriate for them to use?