E-safety is a very important issue and at Broomwood Primary School we believe that it is important to ensure children know how to stay safe in all environments including when they are online using the internet.
In school we teach about the importance of E-safety through our computing curriculum, anti-bullying videos and E-safety days. We also provide training for parents through an online training course which is available several times a year.
Below are some links to information, advice and activities about how to stay safe and ensure children know how to stay safe online.
Although there are many benefits to social networking, it can also be dangerous, as children are not always aware who they are talking to. Social networking sites do have age restrictions. As a school we use Twitter to share information with parents and You-tube to share videos. Social networking sites have safety advice and have a report button, which should be used to report inappropriate use.
You tube https://www.youtube.com/yt/policyandsafety/en-GB/safety.html
Visit www.h2bsafetycentre.com for the videos and tips on how to change privacy settings on all Social Media apps on both Android and Apple. It is updated whenever there is a change in the way an app works and keeps up to date with new apps that are becoming more popular with children.
Password security is really important. It can ensure children can't get on to devices without your support. In addition, if your device was lost or stolen, a password would protect personal information and photos stored on your device.
You may wish to add parental control software to your devices. Here is a link, which may be useful for this:
Digital literacy is concerned with the effective use of technology to gather, use, summarise and evaluate information, enabling the user to create and communicate information. This includes understanding copyright, plagarism and data protection as well as knowing that not everything we find on the internet is true and that it must be validated. Here are some useful resources:
Links for more information
EYFS and KS1
http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/teachers/ks1/sourcesDuck/index.htm A brilliant book about sensible sharing.
http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/teachers/ks1/readsmartie.aspx Find out how Smartie the Penguin gets help.
http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/hectorsworld/ Hector teaches us how to keep our personal information safe.
Netsmartz E-book about Webster Webster gives out his information, but does he recieve his game?
Captain Kara and Winston’s Smart Crew Captain Kara helps Year 2 children to keep safe online.
Password Rap Watch the password rap and learn how to create really good passwords.
Beaker you choose Tracey Beaker helps us to make the right choices online.
Cyber Cafe Visit the Cyber Cafe and learn how to be safe online
Alleyk@tz Video Watch a video about a band who fall foul of copy write issues.
Lee and Kim Lee and Kim help us to understand about who we might be talking to online.
Jigsaw A video for Key Stage 2 with simple lessons for staying safe online.
Zippep’s Astro Circus Work together to play games, learning about Digital Literacy on the way.
Advice for teachers and parents An American resource, which shows you how to enable smart searching.
Disney Online Safesurfing game Mickey Mouse becomes a digital citizen and finds out how to surf safely online.