E-Safety

We know that children, particularly younger children, can be bothered by things they see online, and filters can be a helpful tool in reducing the chances of coming across something upsetting. Click on the link below to find out how to set up filters on your home internet to help prevent age inappropriate content being accessed on devices in your home.

How to set up filters on your home internet

There are a huge number of internet safety-related websites available. At times this may seem a little daunting, but below are a set of quality resources which should provide all the necessary information with links to teaching resources.

Useful Links for Parents

  • Parent Zone: Lots of information for parents including the excellent Digital Parenting magazine, parentzone.org.uk/order-your-free-vodafone-digital-parenting-magazine.
  • Safer Internet Day 2017- Parent resources: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-da...
  • Swiggle: Ideal as homepage on children's login, swiggle.org.uk.
  • Childnet International: A huge amount of information on e-safety, including information and resources for teachers, parents and young people, childnet.com.
  • KidSMART: Resources and lesson plans for teachers, as well as guidance for children, kidsmart.org.uk.
  • CEOP: The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre website offers a wide range of resources and updates on the potential risks children may come into and empowers adults to support them in safeguarding their online experience, thinkuknow.co.uk.
  • Clusterweb: Kent e-safety materials - Kent advisers and teachers have created a range of policies and materials regarding safe internet use in schools. Downloadable templates allow teachers to revise their own e-safety policies and AUPs, kenttrustweb.org.uk.
  • Digizen: The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers and young people on strengthening their awareness of what digital citizenship is, digizen.org.
  • Grid Club: A interactive mini-site (part of ThinkUknow.co.uk), set in a virtual cybercafe. Aimed at upper KS2 the topics include mobile phones, IM, blogging and forums, thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/cybercafe/Cyber-Cafe-Base.
  • Internet Watch Foundation: Provides the UK public and IT professionals with a means to report criminal online content in a secure and confidential way, iwf.org.uk.
  • KnowITAll: Part of Childnet's multi award-winning suite of education resources designed to help educate parents, teachers and young people about safe and positive use of the internet. Contains Captain Kara's SMART Adventure, childnet.com/resources/kia.
  • Northern Grid E-Safety site: E-safety resources, guidance, tools and support from Northern Grid for Learning - the Regional Broadband Consortia (RBC) for the north-east of England, northerngrid.org/esafety.
  • NSPCC: The NSPCC website provides advice on cyberbullying & e-safety with links to helplines, nspcc.org.uk.
  • SWGfL: Staying Safe provides e-safety information and resources for parents, teachers and young people, swgfl.org.uk/products-services/esafety
  • Safer Internet Day: A wealth of information on using the internet and new technologies safely and responsibly. Contains information and resources for Safe Internet Day, betterinternetforkids.eu.
  • EU Kids Online: This multi-national thematic network aims to stimulate and coordinate investigation into children's online uses, activities, risks and safety, lse.ac.uk/media@lse/research/EUKidsOnline. For Reports and Findings, lse.ac.uk

Teaching your child about E-Safety

  • Lee and Kim: Learn how to stay safe online with Lee and Kim. Suitable for EYFS, thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/LeeandKim.
  • Hectors World: Learn how to stay safe online with Hector and friends. Suitable for KS1, thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/hectorsworld.
  • Cybercafe: Learn about what is good about the internet and what’s not, whilst finding ways you can keep safe and get yourself out of bad situations whilst online. Suitable for KS2, thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10.
  • Think U Know: Find out what's new online and what to do if things gone wrong. Suitable for 11 - 16 year olds, thinkuknow.co.uk.
  • Digizen: The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers and young people on strengthening their awareness of what digital citizenship is, digizen.org.
  • Grid Club: A interactive mini-site (part of ThinkUknow.co.uk), set in a virtual cybercafe. Aimed at upper KS2 the topics include mobile phones, IM, blogging and forums, thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/cybercafe/Cyber-Cafe-Base.
  • Safe Search Kids: Using search technologies effectively, safesearchkids.com.
  • BBC Stay Safe: More useful resources to teach children about e-safety, bbc.co.uk/cbbc/curations/stay-safe.
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