Online Safety Monthly Newsletter and documents
At Bransty Primary School we take E-Safety very seriously and teach it to children through ICT lessons, specific presentations,assemblies and class circle times.
Here is a link to an excellent site with a wealth of resources to support parents and carers with eSafety:
The best way to help your child to be safe when using the internet and new technologies is to talk to them and make sure they understand these golden rules:
Click here to open the Golden Rules document.
Jeff Haslam e-safety
Jeff Haslam, visited school to promote the importance of e-safety. All of the children in Key Stage 2 were very eager to take part in the workshops and express how they use the internet, how long they spend using it and the devices they have with which to do this.
Jeff was very impressed at the children’s knowledge and importance of keeping themselves safe and telling a trusted adult if they felt in danger in any way. The children also agreed to use the SMART rules when using the internet.
Within the sessions Jeff also used www.thinkuknow.co.uk which is an excellent site that we also use in school to help children to understand the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
Parents e-safety parents evening
A parent meeting was held to support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online. After an informative discussion, resources were shared which highlighted the importance of using parental controls to maximise children’s on line safety.
Mrs Cottier said “The talk was very interesting. I was particularly surprised by the percentage of kids who use the internet in isolation and are able to disable security controls installed by parents. Communicating with our children is the only solution that works. Making sure that the children know that if they wouldn’t tell a stranger in the street personal information.. don’t do it online!’
Mr McAdam who attended the evening said, “I am so pleased that I attended, it made me aware of just how important internet safety is. Every parent should be vigilant and realise exactly how far these people are prepared to go to target our children.”
Tracy Allen added “It’s a real challenge to monitor and control children’s online behaviour. Kids are vulnerable, so as parents we have to be aware of the potential issues. The issues that were addressed within the talk in school helped me to stay switched on to online safety and was most informative. Thank you.”
Jeff has kindly allowed us to share some of the resources. If you were unable to attend and are interested in the materials that were shared, these can be found below:
Mrs Cottier added, “There are lots of practical advice on the website – well worth a read by all parents who own electronic online devices.”