E-Safety is such an important issue, particularly in recent times whereby our children are required to spend time online more often to engage in remote learning. There is a weekly parent update on Class DoJo around E-Safety and we refresh the files at the bottom of this page on a regular basis to provide E-Safety support.
Article 28: All children have the right to a good quality education.
Article 29: All children have the right to education, which should develop talents and abilities.
Article 17: All children have the right to access reliable information.
The online world offers amazing opportunities but also brings elements of potential risk and for Parents & Carers, making sense of the online world can appear to be an enormous challenge. Unlike previous generations, the online environment is an integral part of children’s lives and therefore we can no longer consider their wellbeing or safety without also considering their relationship to technology. However, staying safe online is fundamentally about behaviours rather than the technology itself and if approached from this perspective, we can begin to gain confidence to support our children. At Bridgelea, we love the internet! We learn all the creative, fascinating and fun things that we can do when using the internet as safe and responsible citizens.
We also know that sometimes, through no fault of our own, things can go wrong and we learn in school what we must do if it ever happens.
If you have any e-safety concerns as a parent your first point of contact at school is Lisa Shaw or Amy Robinson (DSL and AHT) who can be contacted via the main school number.
Below are some websites to help parents and children to stay safe online.
Helpful Links for Children
- Thinkuknow is a website to learn about how to be safe online through exciting games and activities. There is also a section for grown-ups at home too.
- Childnet has a section, especially for Primary School Children.
- Click CEOP if you have a serious worry and you feel you are unsafe then you need to talk to a trusted adult. This could be a family member or perhaps somebody at school. Hannah or Rachel are always available to listen to you. If you prefer you can report what is happening with the click CEOP button below. This will then send your message to people who will help stop the problem. This button is for every child in every school!
Helpful Links for Parents
CEOP’s Parent Info Parent Info provides high-quality information to parents and carers about their children’s wellbeing and resilience.
Childnet is a magazine style website that provides answers to specific apps and games that children like to play.
Digital Parenting Magazine – Download past copies of the magazine that offers advice and tip about how to safeguard your own child.
In addition, this page http://www.lancashiresafeguarding.org.uk/online-safeguarding/parents-and-carers also contains a variety of resources which can be used to develop knowledge and confidence to support children and young people.
National Online Safety Information Sheets
National Online Safety have provided us with excellent guides to share with our parents when looking at online-safety. If you have any concerns about your child's use of social media, apps or the internet, the NOS 'What parents need to know about......' information sheets are available to download below.