KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE @ SCHOOL
At Dropmore Infant School we recognise the important role that modern technology plays in children's learning and know that the internet can provide a rich and wonderful resource to support and enhance learning.
As part of our school's approach to teaching children how to use modern technology responsibly, we teach children the importance of keeping safe and to understand how to do this when using the internet and electronic devices. We have a comprehensive E-Safety Policy which is available to view below.
KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE @ HOMEAt the bottom of every page on our website we have a link to the CEOP.police.uk website where you can report any online incident and find more information and advice about E-Safety.
Childnet has developed 6 easy-to-follow videos to work through together with children aged 6-9 years old.
Click here to visit their website.
ONLINE RESILIENCE TOOL by HEADSTART KERNOW
The Online Resilience Tool is a practical way to assess young people's online behaviour and help you make a decision about wether that behaviour represents risks of harm.
The behavhiours are organised by age group and divided into 'Not Harmful', 'Potentially Harmful' and 'Harmful'.
The majority of behaviours young people engage in online will fall into the 'Not Harmful' section.
The tool also provides information on how to respond to the identified behaviour.
The articles below are from the ThinkUKnow Parent page.
DELIVERING ONLINE SAFETY AT HOME
This page has a series of short videos for parents and carers about delivering online safety at home. It has been created to support parents during Covid-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, a new presentation for parents and carers to help with online safety at home will be released.
HOME LEARNING DURING COVID-19
This page contains home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities to do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home.
Click here to read the government guidance for parents and carers which outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to receive support and advice.
SHARING PICTURES OF YOUR CHILDREN ONLINE
Most parents love sharing photos of their children with friends and family. But remember - pictures you share online could be out there for ever.
Learn how to protect your child whilst staying social, by clicking here.
KEEPING YOUR UNDER 5s SAFE ONLINE
Whether it’s watching videos, playing games on their devices or talking to Alexa – today’s under 5s are spending more time online.
Click here for advice on how to make sure your child has a safe experience online.
USING PARENTAL CONTROLS
Parental controls are a great tool to help protect your children online and there’s plenty of advice available to help you use them. Click here to find out how you can use them effectively.
TIK TOK - WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW
This Parent Info article explores how Tik Tok works, the parental controls available, and how they can help your child to stay safer on the platform.
Please click here to read the article.
LIVE STREAMING - A SHORT GUIDE
Live streaming is a popular feature of lots apps and platforms. By understanding the risks of live streaming you can help your child to stay safe when they are online.
Click here for more information and support.
Click here to watch a short video about live streaming and some practical tips for your child’s safe use.
GAMING - WHAT PARENTS AND CARERS NEED TO KNOW
As with any form of technology or online space, adult offenders can use gaming platforms to target children and build relationships with them.
To understand the different elements of gaming and how they can be used by offenders, and what you can do to support your child whilst gaming, please click here.
GAMING - WHAT'S APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR CHILD?
The Video Standards Council Rating Board is the national video games regulator. They have been rating video games for 14 years using the PEGI (Pan European Game Information) rating system on an advisory basis, but in 2012 they were formally designated as the legal authority for rating video games in the UK.
Please click here for more information.