We will continually be updating this throughout school closures
E-Safety: Staying Safe online
We have featured this guidance in the newsletter for the last couple weeks:
Helpful points to go through with your child from LGFL - London Grid for Learning.
1. I only USE devices or apps, sites or games if a trusted adult says so
2. I ASK for help if I’m stuck or not sure
3. I TELL a trusted adult if I’m upset, worried, scared or confused
4. If I get a FUNNY FEELING in my tummy, I talk to an adult
5. I look out for my FRIENDS and tell someone if they need help
6. I KNOW people online aren’t always who they say they are
7. Anything I do online can be shared and might stay online FOREVER
8. I don’t keep SECRETS or do DARES AND CHALLENGES just because someone tells me I have to
9. I don’t change CLOTHES in front of a camera
10. I always check before SHARING personal information
11. I am KIND and polite to everyone
On occasion, at school we are dealing with the fallout of incidents that have happened online (outside of school hours) on social media (including WhatsApp) and online games. Please monitor what your children are accessing and encourage them to be open about any e-safety incidents that may occur, even if they don't directly involve them.
If you have any concerns or questions, please don't hesitate to contact us via email@example.com
There is more advice for safety online on our school website
Staying safe at home
We know that a lot of children are online whilst at home at the moment and we would like to take this opportunity to remind children, parents and carers of some e-safety tips.
Please look at the Top 10 tips from National Online Safety
Please look at the e-safety workshop slides and e-safety advice on our website
Summary of current guidance:
-monitor your child's communication and online activity (including what personal information they are sharing; is it age appropriate? Does it involve interactions with others outside your home?)
-encourage screen breaks away from devices
-where possible, get children to use devices, that can access the internet, in a public space in your homes
-use the available safety and parental controls
-monitor your child's wellbeing and mental health
-have open conversations about e-safety and consider referring to online resources (including NSPCC, Think U Know, childnet and internet matters)
KS2 Children might find doing this quiz alongside an adult useful to make sure they have remembered how to stay safe. Take Quiz
Information video for supporting KS2 children and older online during school closures Watch Internet matters video
Helpful Resources for online Safety
Also see below specific game/app advice
What you have a concern about online safety of our pupils outside of school?
On occasion, at school we are dealing with the fallout of incidents that have happened online (outside of school hours) on social media (including Whatsapp) and online games. Please monitor what your children are accessing and encourage them to be open about any e-safety incidents that may occur, even if they don't directly involve them.
If you have any concerns or questions, please don't hesitate to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of Mrs Thomas, Mr Walden, or Miss Oddy
Specific App/Game advice
As a school we use a number of Google Applications including:
Whilst on these sites children can share messages and work with their class and teachers.