We release newsletters relating to esafety and these can be found in our Newsletters section:
The use of the Internet for pupils at Ash field Academy is an important part of their lives both at home and school. It is an essential tool that provides great opportunities for learning, communicating, playing and creating. However; despite the huge benefits of online technologies they can be a bit overwhelming, and present challenges to keeping children safe online.
In school E-safety is taught within the Computing Curriculum and pupils take part in regular E-safety activities in order to remind them of the importance of keeping themselves safe and how to behave appropriately online. We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if the E-safety message is consistent and carried on at home. It is important that you as a parent are involved with your child’s online life and speak to them about how they can keep safe online.
Some tips to help you to keep your children safe online:
- Explore E-safety websites – there are lots of useful links to E-safety sites, many are aimed at children and are fun to explore. Why not browse through them with your child?
- Social Networking Sites – Sites such as, Facebook have a minimum age limit of 13, so pupils in primary should NOT be using them. They allow children to communicate with anyone.
- Safety tools on social networking sites and other online services – most online services offer safety features, which allow you to protect privacy and manage access to age-inappropriate content. It is a good idea to think about the sites and services your family uses, and check out which features these sites have that might be helpful for you. Talk to your children and make sure they know how to use the tools on the sites and services they use.
- Parental controls – home internet providers offer parental control settings that allow you to use filters that help to prevent age-inappropriate content being accessed at home.
Parent Workshop E-safety Powerpoint
Here are some useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:
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