In a world where technology provides us with so many great opportunities to extend our knowledge, connect with people and play games, it is really important that both parents and children know how to stay safe. Our school e-safety policy ensures that children are able to take full advantage of the potential of computing, while doing so in the safest environment we can create. We want a generation that is equipped with the tools needed to take full advantage of every opportunity available to them, in the safest possible way. The links on this page all lead to amazing sites full of the most up to date information. Every year we try and send out a free magazine full of top tips and advice, and there are regular, pertinent updates in the school newsletter. For now, use these websites to make sure your children are as safe at home as they are in school, and know what to do if things don't work as they should.
Establishing Parental Control
The National Crime Agency have recently realised information regarding the dangers associated with children using online streaming and mobile devices. The UK Safer Internet Centre have produced some excellent guidance for parents on how you can use parent controls on a range of mobile devices to safeguard content that children can access. These guides, which can be accessing by clicking on the links below, cover a range of media devices including:
- PlayStation PS4 & PS Vita
- PlayStation 3 & PSP
- Xbox One, Xbox 360 & Xbox Live
- Nintendo devices
- iPod Touch
- Buyers guide to Gaming Devices
- Buyers guide to Smart Phones
- Buyers guide to Tablet Devices
The Key have produce some excellent fact sheets for parents on the latest internet craze Fortnite and You Tube. These fact sheets provide advice about how to use the safety features within the applications to help protect your child. to download the fact sheets please click on the links below:
Articles on e-safety, regularly updated.
- The GCSE grading system explained
A parent's guide to GCSE grades.
- Consent: when has someone agreed to sex?
Consent and teens: how to help your child understand that no means no
- Talking to your child about an eating disorder
The number of young people treated in hospital for eating disorders is rising. Here are some tips fo…
- Internet porn: top tips for how to respond
NCA-CEOP’s Dr Elly Hanson offers advice on how to address the tricky issue of online porn with your…
- When your child comes out as transgender: a Q&A with Sue Chitayi
Sue Chitayi, mother of a transgender son and parent volunteer at Gendered Intelligence, answers some…
If you suspect that online bullying is happening, please inform your child's teacher as soon as possible so that support can be put in place to prevent further occurrences.
We also recommend visiting Google's Safety Centre, which links to lots of great resources and good advice that will help you stay safe online: