At Bishop John Robinson Primary School we believe that educating our children about being safe on-line is very important. As part of our ICT curriculum all children from Foundation Stage to Year Six follow our E-safety Scheme of Work focusing on identifying some of the risks about being on-line and how to keep themselves safe.
Websites for children
Children in Key Stage One will become familiar during E Safety lessons with the websites Lee and Kim's Adventure and Hector's World, which are both created by CEOP.
For children in Key stage two their e-safety is based upon CEOPs Cybercafe website which can be accessed using the following link http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/
Checklist for Parents and Carers
This checklist highlights the steps you should take in order to manage any child who uses digital technology in its various forms. The list is by no means definitive but is meant to serve as a starting point for a conversation with your child.
- Don’t be afraid to set boundaries for your family in the digital world as you would do in the real world
- Get comfortable with the technologies your son or daughter enjoys – challenge them to a game on the Xbox or PlayStation.
- Converse with your child to understand what they post and share online and help them understand that once something has been submitted, it can be seen by anyone and is available on the web forever even if the photo/video/comments are taken down/deleted.
- Learn some tips from your friends and family how they support their child using technology – you might be surprised by their experiences
- Social networking websites, games consoles and search engines all have Parental Controls/Tools that can assist you in locking down features of the technology to make it more child friendly.
- Ensure that you have conversations about all the incredible benefits that technology can bring but don’t shy away from difficult subjects like responsible online behaviour, bullying and pornography
- Expensive technology can make your child a target of criminals so remind them to keep any device well hidden to minimise the risk of theft
- Remember that services such as Facebook and YouTube require the individual to be at least 13 years of age
- Keep your computer in a shared area - Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.
Some links to more e-safety information:
- Pokemon Go - a parents guide.
- Think U know - containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced be CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
- Internet Safety Zone - Look in the 'Under 13s' section for useful safety advice and information.
- Kidsmart - An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
- Know It all - lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
- Facebook Privacy Controls
- You Tube
- XBox 360
- Windows 7
If you need more help with Internet Safety, or if you wish to report a problem to CEOP, click the button below.