ESafety Presentation from Joanne Bocko, Avon and Somerset Police November 2018
Please click on the link above for the presentation we were lucky to have from the Police. Thank you to everyone who attended and we hope you found the sessions useful. We also recommend looking at a website, National Online Safety. There are some great guides in the Resources / Platform Guides about all the different apps the children are using. We have shared the link below:
Online Safety Top 10 Tips for Parents!
1. Using internet filtering software, walled gardens and child-friendly search engines. Use your browser's controls as some
offer differing degrees of security for each family member.
2. Check out what child protection services your Internet Service Provider (ISP) offers - do they filter for spam, for
instance? If not, ask them why.
3. Keep the computer in a communal area of the house, where it's easier to monitor what your children are viewing.
4. Tell children not to give out their personal details. If they want to subscribe to any services online, make up a family
email address to receive the mail.
5. Children love to chat, but make sure they only use moderated chat rooms and encourage them to introduce you to their
6. Encourage your children to tell you if they feel uncomfortable, upset or threatened by anything they see online.
7. Involve your children in writing your own family code of acceptable internet use. Remember that what's acceptable for a
teenager isn't necessarily OK for a primary school-aged child, so get their input.
8. Computer kit is expensive so bear in mind that a child with a laptop may be vulnerable when carrying it to and from
9. The web's a great resource for homework, but remember to use more than one site in research to get broad, balanced
information and always reference your research sources.
10. Surf together. Go online with your children and become part of their online life. The key to safe surfing is
If you would like further information on safe browser to use for your child then please click on the link below:
Instagram is a photo and video sharing app that is popular with teens and increasingly with pupils in Years 5 and 6. People on Instagram can connect with one another through comments, captions and hashtags on photos and videos. UK Internet Safety Centre has created a ‘Parent’s Guide to Instagram’ which gives parents top tips on Instagram and what they should be aware of when their children are using it. If you would like to read the guide follow this link http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safety-tools/instagram
ONLINE SAFETY TIP!
Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that everyone can share in the wonderful sites that are available online.
Parent Guide to Technology
We get a lot of questions about particular devices that children are using or asking for. The link below is a guide that has been created to answer these questions and introduce some of the most popular devices, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly.
Useful Online Safety Links
Useful Parental Advice for Online Safety Issues
YouTube is the second most popular site behind Google’s homepage – your children will be aware of the site even if they aren’t already using it. As with any site where anyone is able to upload content, there are issues around appropriate content and your child’s safety.
View commonsensemedia’s video ‘5 ways to make Youtube safer for kids’:
If your child is keen to upload their own videos or start their own channel, then there can be issues around what private information they may inadvertently share. The following tips and digital citizenship advice can help you to protect them:
Online Safety Queries
If you have any concerns or queries regarding Esafety for your child then please use the contact form below and we will try and help!