E-Safety Parents' Zone

childrens zone logoThe internet has become a part of our everyday lives. We use it daily as a tool to improve teaching and learning, to access information from around the world, to talk to friends and to help with our work. It is an immense environment offering a wealth of resources that benefit us all.

However, it is essential that we all learn how to behave responsibly online both at home and at school.  At Little Mead Primary Academy we take this matter very seriously, following government advice on best practice. All children across the school are taught E-Safety termly and we also take part in the national Safer Internet Day in February each year.

 

Safer Internet Day 2017

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This year the theme for Safer Internet Day is 'Play your part for a better internet'. UK Safer Internet Centre have produced the following documents to support parents with online safety:


At Little Mead we are members of Parenting in the Digital Age (or PitDA for short) which is a new programme to helps parents to apply their parenting skills to the online world.

Don’t worry; PitDA takes a simple, straightforward approach, so you don’t have to be a technical expert.

There are three areas to think about:

WHO your child is talking to
WHAT they’re doing
WHERE they’re going online

We will be holding an event for parents to provide information and support on how to help keep children safe online. In the meantime, to find out more about PitDA and The Parent Zone, click on the links below:

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voda_esafety2Do you want age specific guidance and advice for you child?
Do you want to know how to set privacy and parental controls on devices that your child uses?
Do you want expert advice on a wide range of internet safety issues?

If so, Vodafone provide a fantastic website  which covers all of the issues above and many more!

← Click here to find out more.

 

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This website is regularly updated and Vodafone also produce a yearly magazine 'Digital Parenting'. This magazine is full of helpful tips and keeps you updated with recent changes that effect Internet safety. The most recent issue is available to view as a PDF.

 

Click here to find out more →

 

There is a large amount of information for parents online. Please help us to support your children by looking at some of the websites below:

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Safe Guarding SnapChat

Introducing SnapMaps (ChildNet)

 
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Follow this link for easy-to-follow videos on Cyberbullying, Digital Footprint, Identity and Self-Esteem, Relationships and Grooming, Security and Privacy, and Sexting.

As a school, we self-assess our E-safety polices, infrastructure and the way in which we teach pupils about E-safety. We continually look for ways to improve E-safety across the school. We have received these certificates from 360 degree safe (https://360safe.org.uk/) to show our commitment to E-safety.

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