Staying Safe Online

In school, children are taught how to 'stay safe online' from an early age. On this page there are a selection of resources to help you re-enforce the importance of e-safety with your child. If you have any questions about e-safety or, if you are concerned about your child's online activities, please come and speak with your child's class teacher or our e-safety leader, Miss May.

Hector's World (age 5-7)

Younger children are taught about e-safety using the character 'Hector the Dolphin'.

There are a series of six cartoons in which Hector and his friends learn to stay safe online. To view them (and to play some online puzzles) click here.

Smartie the Penguin (age 3-5)

Download the e-book of 'Smartie the Penguin' here. This is aimed at Pre-school and Reception aged children.

 

Download the leaflet: Keeping Under Fives Safe Online

Safe Searching

Most well-known search engines are designed for adults and can deliver inappropriate content even if the 'key words' entered seem quite innocent. In school, we use the search engine Swiggle as it is designed for children to use and so filters out inappropriate content. You can use Swiggle by clicking on the icon below:

Why not add Swiggle to your favourites?

Even better: make it your homepage!

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)

Has someone done something online that has made you or a child or young person you know, feel worried or unsafe? You can make a report to one of CEOP's experienced Child Protection Advisors by clicking the link below.

The SMART Rules (age 7-11)

Children in Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6) are taught the SMART rules for keeping safe online. To download a SMART rules poster (to display by your home computer) click here.

The SMART rules are illustrated in a series of five cartoons following the adventures of Winston and the SMART crew. To view the cartoons, click here.

 

Parents (keeping up with your child)

Many parents find it a daunting task to keep up with their child's ever expanding knowledge of technology. Whether it's a laptop, tablet or online gaming there are both benefits and risks for your child. It is important that parents can identify these risks and help protect their child in their online world the same way you would, the real world.

There are numerous sources of advice: a good place to start is the 'Know it All' site for parents which can be accessed by clicking the icon below.

Download the leaflet: Supporting Young People Online (by Childnet)

Download the leaflet: Online Gaming - An Introduction for Parents & Carers

Net Aware

This website, run by the NSPCC, provides information about the ever expanding world of apps and social media which children may encounter. If you are confused by some of the terminology or unsure of the risk or age-appropriateness of certain apps, this site is an invaluable reference tool.