Keeping our children safe when using the internet is very important at Golborne Community Primary School, which is why we dedicate part of our computing curriculum to E-safety. Alongside the work we carry out in school we also share Safer Internet Day with the children to reinforce the importance of staying safe in today’s highly technological world. Safer Internet Day is coordinated by the Insafe network and is celebrated every year across Europe, and in other countries worldwide.
The UK Safer Internet Centre has produced a pack for parents and carers full of useful advice to help keep children safe when online, which can be found at https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2017/education-packs/education-pack-parents-and-carers
We believe that internet safety education is a crucial element of the curriculum and an essential part of young people’s development. To celebrate the many positives of the internet,the UK Safer Internet Centre have developed presentations to raise awareness of the issues that children and young people face online today. They are experts in the field of online safety education and these presentations can be used to reinforce the messages that have been covered as part of our E-Safety Computing unit. To access the presentations and a Factsheet for parents and carers please click on the links below.
The internet is a fantastic place overflowing with knowledge, games and communities of people, and, just like pupils across the country, the pupils here at Golborne Community Primary School spend a great deal of time using the internet within school and at home. This is why it is important pupils learn how to be safe when browsing online and becoming members of online communities.
One way to make browsing the internet safer at home is to use a ‘safe search’ search engine. There are lots of safe search sites around, however the one we recommend is www.kidrex.org.
We also encourage parents to set up filtering on their home internet. To learn how to do this for the major providers of internet please click the text below.
We also suggest parents visit the website link below for up to date information on Facebook privacy settings, as whilst we know that no children under the age of 13 should be on Facebook, if they are then they should be educated as to how to ensure they are safe.
In school, children learn about E-Safety through a scheme of lessons along with assemblies and workshops with parents. We also encourage parents/carers to talk to their children about how to behave safety when online, to ensure pupils remain safe when browsing at home.
Children should report any inappropriate content, contact or conduct they encounter online to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) by visiting this page and clicking our report button below.
CEOP also has a great website of information on E-Safety for parents. Please click the link below to visit the page.
The websites below provide excellent clear guidance for children about E-Safety, so please click on the image and have a read: there are separate sites for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
We follow the Smart E-safety Rules in school to help children keep safe. Please click the link to view the Kid Smart website.