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E-Safety

ONLINE? BE SMART!



At Old Basford School we aim to provide the children with a computing curriculum that develops them as safe internet users. Children are aware of the SMART rules and they are displayed around our school. We have regular E-Safety assemblies and we will be taking part in Safer Internet Day on the 5th February 2019

 

 

If you are a parent/carer and you are seeking advice or would like more information please take a look at our E-safety page within the Parent information sections on our website. 

 

WHATSAPP AND SNAP CHAT WARNINGS

 

  

 

We have been made aware of some issues with children using WhatsApp and Snapchat outside of school. Both of these apps have an 13+ age restriction on them so it is recommended that children of a primary age do not use them. However, if you know your child uses them, as discussed in the NSPCC parent meeting it is very important that you monitor there use at home.

Please see the links before for a WhatsApp Safety Guide.

There has also been an update to the Snapchat app which means it is possible for people your child is friends with on the app to see their EXACT location in real time. This can pose a huge threat for children who may be friends with strangers. The update can be switched off. Please see the guidance below. It is important we make sure we keep out children safe in the real world and the online world. 

NSPCC - PARENT WORKSHOP 2017

Well done to all of those parents who came to attend the Internet Safety Meeting provided by the NSPCC and 02. It was an extremely informative meeting and many parents came away feeling better equip to deal with online dangers and with a greater awareness of the technology children use.

If you were unable to attend, please have a look at the NSPCC website link below for any support you may need. If you are worried about APPS and Safety on mobile phones you can also pop in to any 02 store and visit an 02 Guru. 

 

E-SAFETY WHOLE SCHOOL ASSEMBLY

 We We had a whole school assembly with an E-safety team. Miss Crosby tricked four children out when asking them to quickly write down personal information about themselves, she said the winner could have a strawberry lace race with her.
We discuss how sometimes people you may not know online might try to make you trust them to find things about about you and how children have to be really careful about what type of information they share online. We also watched an E-safety video that was really informative, you can watch the video again if you click the link below. 
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CEOP KS1 Film : 'Lee & Kim' Cartoon Suitable 5 yrs -- 7 yrs

 

Our whole school made ‘SMART’ posters in order to raise eSafety awareness.  Have a look at some of our fantastic entries below. You can also see them on display in out computer room. 
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HELPING YOUR CHILD STAY SAFE ONLINE - LINKS AND RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

 
From learning in class to playing games at home, children are doing more on the internet than ever before - and it's a wonderful place.However, just as in 'real life', it's important to make sure your child is staying safe online. 

We know how demanding it can be to find the time when you're a busy parent, and also just how daunting it can be to try and work out if the information you've found online is up-to-date. That's why we were so pleased when Internet Matters launched earlier this year. 

InternetMatters.org is a portal dedicated to making sure all parents are only a click away from advice, tips and support about online safety for children. The information is divided into age-appropriate sections to help you talk to your child about the issues and technologies they'll come across as they grow up online. From setting your parental controls to teaching your child how to be a good friend online, you'll find a wealth of information so that you can spend less time researching and more time having fun with your family. Clink on the link below to access their free resources. 

 

 

THE WEBLINKS BELOW PROVIDE CHILD FRIENDLY RESOURCES, GAMES, VIDEOS AND POSTERS THAT YOU CAN SHARE WITH YOUR CHILD AT HOME. 

 

AGE RESTRICTED SOCIAL MEDIA

Although we try to discourage the use of age restricted social media apps and websites, we are aware that some children in our school use apps like Facebook, YouTube and Instagram at home. These apps have an age restriction of 13 as they pose some safety risks to children. In KS2 we teach the children how photographs and messages they put on the internet are there forever and available for the whole world. We also discuss the issue of cyber bullying and the importance that they tell an adult straight away if they feel uncomfortable whilst online.

For children who do use social media, text messaging, emails and youtube we encourage them to be digital citizens by abiding by the THINK statement.

 

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