E-Safety for Parents & Carers
The Importance Of E-Safety
E-Safety is an important part of children’s education in today’s digital world and at Nunney First School we take active steps to embed e-safety in our curriculum and children’s learning. We also want to help parents and carers improve their own understanding of e-safety so that they can support their children to use the Internet and digital media in a safe and secure way.
Our easy access e-safety leaflet will get you started. It also directs you to further information and support.
Follow the link to locate Nunney First School’s Easy Access E-Safety Leaflet.
Keeping Children Safe Online
Parents are encouraged to work in partnership with the school to teach children about the importance of e-safety. Children use the Internet to learn, play, socialise and express themselves. It is a highly creative place and offers a wealth of opportunity. The technology that children use every day can seem daunting to parents and carers who often worry about the risks children can face online.
Get Safe Online produced a simple checklist you can use to help you protect your child online and decrease the risks they take.
Access the checklist for 6 – 9 year olds here.
Talking To Your Child About E-Safety
Below are some e-safety conversation starters from Childnet:
Questions you could use to help you monitor and support your child’s online safety:
- Ask your child to tell you about the sites they like to visit and what they enjoy doing online.
- Ask them about how they stay safe online. What tips do they have for you? What is ok and what is not ok to share?
- Ask your child if they know where to go for help, where to find safety advice and how to report or block the services they use.
- Encourage your child to help you. They might be able to show you how to do something better online.
Remember to return to the questions with your child over time. Think about how you use the Internet and a family. What could you do together to get more out of the Internet?
E-Safety Resources For Parents/Carers
These sites offer good and easily accessible e-safety support and guidance for parents/carers. They will help you and your child to use the Internet safely.
E-Safety At School
Access to the Internet is provided during adult supervised lessons. At Nunney First School we view access to and use of the web and email as hugely worthwhile and an essential tool for children as they grow up in the modern world. In school, we have taken active steps to reduce the risks associated with use of the Internet. Our school Internet access provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to most inappropriate material. All our teachers have received training in e-safety and how to teach this.
During PSHE and computing lessons throughout the year, all classes discuss how we can stay safe online and the potential dangers we face when using the Internet. Children are taught skills and approaches they can use to keep themselves safe. They also learn what to do if they feel unsafe or see inappropriate material when they are online.
Every child signs an ‘Acceptable Use Agreement’ so that we know they have read and understood rules the school has to help them stay safe when communicating electronically.