E-Safety

At The Observatory School we take eSafety extremely seriously.  We believe that it is the right of every child to feel safe and secure when using technology.  It is vital that parents and carers work with us to ensure children stay safe when using technology. When we talk about eSafety we are not only referring to the internet. We are also talking about the use of computers, games consoles, mobile phones, televisions and tablets.

The new Computing curriculum has put a large emphasis on eSafety and at school we work with the pupils to teach them how to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.  At school we have emphasised eSafety by taking part in activities to celebrate Safer Internet Day.  This work is ongoing and will continue to be embedded through our Computing curriculum and as an integral part of our work on safeguarding.

 

Websites to use with children to explain and discuss eSafety:

Thinkuknow – CEOP

Hector’s World

SMART

 

Websites with useful information for parents:

Information on how to change the settings of technologies to make them safer

Digital Parenting – gives advice and also an electronic version of the magazine sent to parents.

CEOP

Playstation parental controls help guide

XBox 360 parental controls help guide

Nintendo parental controls help guide

 

NSPCC links with key information for parents:

  • Parental Controls

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/

  • Share Aware

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/

  • Talking to your child about staying safe on-line.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-your-child-staying-safe-online/