Welcome to our Parents and Children’s Page on ‘E-Safety’.
Richmond Primary School are committed to working with pupils, parents, governors and the whole school community to safeguard children in the digital world. Children learn about E-Safety in lessons, assemblies, through the Digital Leaders’ Termly Newsletter and special days throughout the year. The children are taught how to protect themselves and stay safe online. We also have a member from the 'Prevent Team,' (Leicestershire Constabulary), who comes in each year to discuss how children can stay safe online. This year parents also attended a meeting, at school, hosted by the Prevent Team to discuss current issues and dangers.
We hope the information we supply, together with the links to other recommended sites, will help you understand more about e-safety.
Click here to report a problem
CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying—you can also report a problem.
UK Safer Internet Centre
The UK Safer Internet Centre provides the latest advice on how to use the internet and new technologies safely and responsibly. Visit their site or call their e-safety advice line on 0844 800 2382. If you're a professionals, call the Professionals Online Safety Helpline on 0844 381 4772, which is designed with teachers, social workers and people who work with children and young people in mind.
Our 2018 Digital Leaders have just put together 5 Rules for Safe Computing at Richmond School, see below:
URGENT MESSAGE TO PARENTS RE: APPS
Please remember a few “laws” of internet safety:
- There’s no such thing as privacy in any app.
- Any app that allows people to upload content is always going to have a very dark side.
- Any app that is difficult to monitor will have greater risk of abuse. Musical.ly, has an age restriction of 13+, like Instagram and Facebook. This is for your child's safety.
- Find out more about these apps:https://protectyoungeyes.com/apps/ this site allows you to click on any of these apps to find out how safe your child is.
LATEST NEWS ON E-SAFETY - CLICK ON A LINK BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE
Working Together to Safeguard Children (By Gov.uk—05.03.18)
Revisions to statutory guidance
Google launches new UK online safety educational programmes (By Telecompaper 01.03.18)
Research by Google shows that UK teachers think children should starting learning about online safety at age seven.
Teen sexting may be more common than you think (By Reuters 28.02.18)
At least one in four teens are receiving sexually explicit texts and emails, and at least one in seven are sending...
Today marks the start of National Safeguarding Month with UK Youth launching their KeepMeSafe campaign .
E-Safety Support Celebrates Five Years of Delivering Outstanding E-safety... (by E-Safety Support 22.02.18)
A look back at the last five years of E-safety Support and a look forward to the future of safeguarding.
Digital Friendships Report by E-Safety Support 22.02.18)
Highlights from the UK Safer Internet Centre report into the role of technology in young people's relationships.
We are currently updating our E-Safety Policy and the Blogging Policy - please watch this space
E-Safety Presentation to Parents by the Digital Leaders
Well done to all our Digital Leaders, new and old, for putting together a wonderful presentation to parents on e-safety. Thank you to all the parents, grandparents and staff who came along to support and listen to our presentation. We hope you found it useful!
Please click on Extra-Curriculum, Digital Leaders to read their Blog and posts - please feel free to add your own posts relating to the presentation -it's easy to do and children will be so happy to read your feedback.
THANK YOU DIGITAL LEADERS AND THE POLICE (PREVENT TEAM) FOR HELPING KEEP US SAFE ON-LINE THIS YEAR.
PLEASE CLICK THE PICTURE BELOW TO VIEW THE POWERPOINT OUR DIGITAL LEADERS PRODUCED FOR KEY STAGE 2 E-SAFETY ASSEMBLY .
THIS YEAR'S (2018-19) DIGITAL LEADERS E-SAFETY ASSEMBLIES (CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW).
WELL DONE CHILDREN FOR GREAT HOMEWORK THIS YEAR (2018) ON E-SAFETY - HERE ARE JUST A FEW EXAMPLES OF OUR GREAT HOMEWORK - PRESENTATIONS TO BE UPLOADED SOON!
E-SAFETY COMPETITION WINNERS (CHOSEN BY DIGITAL LEADERS)
Congratulations to Millie and Chloe in Year 5 for creative homework on E-safety. It was very hard to choose one winner. Many children were given certificates for wonderful homework. Including:
Sophie 3CS and Dexter 2JC for a great informative PowerPoint.
Jack T in 3CK, Alfie S in 4LI, Cerys F and Harvey M in 4KB, Sam B in 5AS and Alfie S in 5AS for a great video.
See below: more to come!
DIGITAL PARENTING MAGAZINE
Your child should soon bring home the next edition of the Digital Parenting Magazine. This magazine provides great tips to protect your family whilst using technology (such as playstations, phones, tablets, ipads, internet, social media websites).The magazine brings together experts from around the world to give parents the latest advice on digital issues, such as inline reputation, location services, sexting, cyberbullying and illegal content.
CHILDREN 8 AND OVER
Thinkyouknow website - If you are 8 and over visit the Cyber Cafe click here
Come in to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom, at home or just to get with it. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online. All the information here is brought to you by the team at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre. We hope you like it!
CHILDREN AGED BETWEEN 5 & 7
If your child is aged between 5–7 explore Hectors World, play lots of games and learn all about e-safety.
We know that the internet can be fun. Being cybersmart can sometimes be hard.
Hang out with Hector and his friends to see how to use your computer, the internet and mobile phone safely. Ask Mum or Dad to help you to visit Hectors World. Here you can have lots of fun watching online video’s and solving puzzles. There are even colour-in storybooks and songs for you to download. You can count on Hector to be your friend in cyberspace and we hope you enjoy discovering Hector’s World!
www.cybersmart.gov.au — click here for more games
CHILDNET & KIDSMART
Childnet is charity that works with young people all over the world, helping them understand how to stay safe, when using the internet. Use your browser’s back button as you dip from the school website to the Childnet website and back again.
Click on one of the links below:
Kidsmart Smart Rules — these are very important to protect you!
Kidsmart Poster Gallery — Wow check this out!
Click on the link below for games specifically designed to teach children about e-safety:
Other useful links:
Many parents are out of touch with the dangers faced by their children on tablets and smartphones, according to a poll by BBC Learning. Click below for more information:
E-safety Games and Further Facts and information: