At Newall Green Primary School, we recognise the importance of the Internet in children's lives. It allows them to access infomation, learn more about the world around them and communicate with their friends and children across the world. Unfortunately though, there are times when the Internet can be a dangerous place for children. We feel that it is vital that we educate children about these potential dangers and teach them how to use the Internet safely.
The Internet opens up the world to children and young people. It allows for many wonderful educational and learning opportunities. In addition to useful education tools on the Internet, a great deal of content also exists that is not appropriate for children. We hope that this information will support you in keeping your children safe in this digital world.
Should you have any questions or concerns about ESafety, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of school staff.
The Ultimate Parent Guide for Protecting Your Child on the Internet - In this comprehensive guide,eight areas are outlined that you should pay attention to as you navigate this complex online world. Depending on the ages of your children, not all of it will apply to you. Think of it not only as guidelines for what you should do now but what you should pay attention to as your children grow.
You Tube Safety Factsheet for Parent & Carers - This factsheet explains how you can protect your child when they are using YouTube apps or the website.
Internet Matters - Whatever their age, we can help you to find out more about what your children might be doing online and give you some simple, practical and easy advice on the steps you can take as a parent to keep them as safe as possible.
'Think U Know?'
Find the latest information on sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what's good, What's not and what you can do about it. Features advice specifically aimed at children.
E-Safety for Primary Schools - With internet safety now part of the primary curriculum, we know that teachers and other educators need reliable resources to use during lessons. We can also help you keep parents informed and ensure they continue the conversation at home.
CEOP - Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
The CEOP website features a range of advice on using new technology and how to report abuse.
Know IT All for parents and carers is a unique interactive guide produced by Childnet International designed to really help you as a parent or carer keep up to date with how children are using the internet, and support them in using these new exciting services safely and responsibly.
Internet Safe Community Project - Dowson Primary School, Hyde, in conjunction with John Goodier from First Ediction / 2010it have produced an “Internet Safe Community Project” aimed at parents and community groups; its intention is to give quick and clear guidance on how to protect you and your family from the problems of social networking and the nastier side of the internet. It highlights the dangers and helps you work through the jungle of technology that can block and spot the signs of a potential problem.
The articles and links in this web site can help you to direct them towards helpful resources, while helping you steer them clear of the dangers which exist.
In the UK, a reported 22% of children and young people claim to have been the target of cyberbullying making this one of the most important new areas of behaviour to understand and to equip schools, carers and young people with the ability to respond. On this area of the Digizen website we outline the three major areas of the advice, Understanding, Preventing and Responding; and provided links to current resources.
What is Social Networking?
A new report has been launched which, for the first time, provides teachers with a comprehensive guide to social networking services such as Facebook and Bebo.
Check out digizen.org