Welldon Crescent, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 1QQ Telephone: 020 8863 8769

At Norbury School we believe that educating our children about being safe on-line is very important. As part of our ICT curriculum all children from Foundation Stage to Year Six follow our E-safety Scheme of Work focusing on identifying some of the risks about being on-line and how to keep themselves safe.

In school we have clear rules about using the internet and these are displayed in every classroom.

E-safety policies and procedures

The school has an e-safety policy which is agreed by staff, governors and in consultation with parents and children. Parents of pupils in KS1 are asked to sign Responsible Internet Use permission slips on behalf of their children to use the internet and have work published on the school website. Parents of KS2 children are also asked to sign the Responsible Internet Use permission slip and KS2 pupils also sign and agree to follow the rules too.

Pupils are regularly given opportunities to use websites designed to support their learning.  They are also taught research and evaluation skills to help them use the Internet effectively and efficiently. To reduce the possibility of children accessing undesirable materials our Broadband provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials.  All of our computers are in public view and access is supervised.   Children are also taught the SMART rules for using the Internet, in order to help them to stay safe wherever they use the Internet.

The SMART rules:

SAFE                  –         Stay safe, don’t give out personal information
MEETING         –         Only meet someone from the internet with your parents
ACCEPTING     –         Emails, IM, texts from strangers can lead to problems
RELIABLE        –         Information on the Internet may not be true
TELL                  –         A trusted adult if anything online makes you feel uncomfortable

E-Safety

These are a selection of websites with information relating to E-Safety.

http://www.childnet.com

Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children”. The site includes ‘Kidsmart’ with lots of fun activities for Primary children and also ‘Know IT All’ which is described below.

www.childnet.com/kia/parents

Know IT All is Childnets award winning suite of educational resources to support teachers, parents and children. Their advice for parents includes information on social networking and cyberbullying and some really useful family resources.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Primary

This website is supported by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) and demonstrates some of the risks children face online, including grooming, and provides information about how to protect your child.

www.saferinternet.org.uk

E-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.

http://www.digizen.org/

The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS

http://ceop.police.uk

To report abuse or grooming to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection)

www.internetmatters.org

Helping parents keep their children safe online

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/?order=title

Guide on sites, apps and games children use most

https://www.getsafeonline.org/

 

Cyberbullying

These are a selection of sites with information on what cyberbullying is and what it looks like.

Cyberbullying Guide

A Parents’ Guide to Cybersecurity

 Cybersmile

 Childline

 BBC Stay Safe

Young Minds

Stop Cyberbullying

Useful resources available for parents and hope you will explore some of the following sites:

A Parent’s Guide to Technology
A guide to some of the most popular devices used by children.

Cyber Streetwise Online
A government campaign which aims to change the way people view online safety and provide the public and small businesses with the skills and knowledge they need to take control of their cyber security. Although aimed at adults and older children (KS2 upwards), the information will be useful to all parents and carers.

Online and electronic devices

Practical advice for protecting your personal data online and when using computers and other devices.

Digital Parenting Interactive Magazine

Vodaphone guide for parents for Digital Parents.

Digital Living

EE have created a very informative website for parents supporting their children with e-safety

Kidsmart

Childnet have a website with separate sections for children and parents.

Parent’s Guide to Mobiles

Video Games and Age Rating

Ask About Games
A site aimed at families, with information about parental controls and making playing video games a more collaborative and creative experience.

Pan European Game Information

Information for parents and carers on age ratings.

A Parent’s Guide to Nintendo

Welcome to Nintendo’s parents’ section! This is the place to be to learn all about the games your child is playing – and those you could be playing together! Find out more about Nintendo and our products, age ratings for games, how to play safely and more!

A Parent’s Guide to Playstation

In this article you can learn about the parental controls available on PlayStation products. A broad range of activities and content can be restricted to ensure your child is not exposed to content and activities which are not suitable for their age. In order to make your child’s experience on the PlayStation fun and safe.

A Parent’s Guide to Xbox

Xbox 360 online safety and privacy settings. Privacy settings for adult and child accounts

Social Media

In addition to the sites above please download the following guidance on some of the many social media sites.  ***Also please remember that Social Media Sites (e.g. Facebook, You Tube, Twitter, Instagram etc) have a minimum age requirement of 13+ in their terms and conditions.

It can seem difficult to keep up-to-date with the technology that children use. You can find out much more information and support about digital technologies here.

Social media and Internet Safety guide for parents.

Social Media Guidance

Parental Controls

It is advisable to look at the website of your broadband provider or contact them as many of the large providers and restrictions and controls that you can put in place to restrict your child’s use of the internet in your home.  You can also action restrictions on individual devices.  Below are some links to relevant website which might assist you in this:

Internet Parental Controls 

The 4 big internet providers in the UK – BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media – provide their customers with free parental controls which can be activated at any time. Video guides to help you to download and set-up the controls offered by your provider are available on the UK Safer Internet Centre website.

Parental Controls for mobiles devices and tablets

Apple iOs (iphones, ipads etc)

Parental Controls for websites

Google

Firefox – Firefox has an add-on called ‘Fox Filter’ which can be applied.

Internet Explorer does have parental/family settings. Please follow instructions below to set parental controls:

To set controls:

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Select “Tools” from the toolbar
  3. Select “Internet Options”
  4. Choose the “Content” tab
  5. Click “Enable”
  6. Adjust the slider to select the level you deem appropriate for your child
  7. Save changes

Disable or enable Safety Mode on youtube

 Child friendly search engines

The following are useful child friendly search engines:

https://www.kiddle.co/

http://www.swiggle.org.uk/

http://search.kidoos.org/uk

http://www.kidsclick.org

Useful Apps:

Sky Kids – Child appropriate only content. Enables you to create their own profile with shows tailored to their age. It also includes a bed time setting which puts the app to sleep whenever you want.

BBC iPlayer Kids – BBC iPlayer Kids is a brand new free app, available to download now onto your mobile or tablet.
Find all your favourite CBBC and CBeebies shows in a safe and easy to use app – made just for you. Watch shows now or download them to enjoy later!

YouTube Kids – YouTube Kids gives your family an easy way to watch their favourite programmes or explore anything that captures their imagination. It’s free, simple to use and full of family-friendly videos.

Internet matters – Internet Matters is an app designed to help parents talk about e-safety issues with their children, and to ensure that they make smart choices to stay safe online.  Aimed at children aged between 8-10, the split-screen collaborative app helps children think about what they would do if they were faced with difficult situations online; from cyberbullying to sharing content with someone they don’t know. Quizzes and games encourage parents and children to collaborate and talk about 9 different e-safety subjects.