Promoting E-safety at Mayfield and at home

E-Safety is essentially safeguarding children and young people in the digital world. It is about learning to understand and use technologies in a positive way, and about supporting children and young people to develop safe online behaviours (both in and out of school).
E-Safety encompasses not only interest technologies, but also other means of electronic communications, such as mobile phones, games consoles and wireless gadgets. There has been an increasing convergence of technologies over recent years, for example, MP3 players and electronic readers that can access the internet, and mobile phones and hand held devices that can take photos, play games, access the internet and play music.

 

Knowing how to keep your young person safe online can be overwhelming.  Technology and our young people’s interests are constantly changing and evolving.  New threats and inappropriate content are regularly released and worryingly a lot of inappropriate content is now being made to look child-friendly to almost encourage young people to want to look at it.  Add to this our young people’s own learning disability, keeping our young people safe online can be very difficult.

There is a huge amount of support on the internet about how to keep young people safe online however it is not always easy to find the support that you need or are looking for.  We wanted to share with you our most commonly used resources to try and help you.  Please also check Stuart’s Friday emails for any updates or information which we feel you need to know.

As always, if you have a concern or are worried about your young person and their online activity, please contact their class teacher or site based safeguarding team.

USEFUL LINKS:

How to set up privacy settings:

A parent’s guide to privacy settings (thinkuknow.co.uk)

Sharing personal information:

Parent’s guide to personal information (thinkuknow.co.uk)

Setting up Devices, this is a checklist which has some great tips about passwords and basic settings:

Checklist: Set up your child’s tech devices with right safety settings – Internet Matters

Parent’s guide to apps:

Apps guide for parents | Internet Matters

How to set parent controls – step by step instructions for most devices, platforms, internet providers and a lot of apps. 

Parental Controls & Privacy Settings Guides – Internet Matters

Gaming:  What parents need to know:

Gaming: what parents and carers need to know (thinkuknow.co.uk)

Social Media Advice:

Social media advice hub | Internet Matters

Safety Leaflets and other resources:

Online Safety Leaflets & resources – Internet Matters

Help children with SEND have positive experiences online:

Help children with SEND have safe experiences online | Internet Matters

Thrive Online

Helping educators, parents and carers to support young people aged 11 and over with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Early Years Resources

Early years online safety resources – Internet Matters

Primary Resources

Primary School Resources on Online Safety | Internet Matters

Secondary Resources

Online safety resources for secondary schools | Internet Matters

Resources for Grandparents

Grandparents’ guide to online safety – Internet Matters

Keep your child safe on WhatsApp

Guides for Parents (webwise)

Guides for Parents on Cyberbullying, Filtering and more (webwise.ie)

Social Networks for Children Under 13

Social media networks made for children | Internet Matters

Find out how to use parental controls

Digital Parenting Pro | Parental Controls Guide | Vodafone UK

What is cyber security?

What is cyber security? Advice for families | Internet Matters

 

CEOP is here to keep children safe from sexual abuse and grooming online.
You can make a report directly to the CEOP Safety Centre by clicking on the Click
CEOP button if something has happened online which has made you feel unsafe,
scared or worried. This might be from someone you know in real life, or someone you have only ever met online. CEOP take all reports seriously and we will do everything we can to keep you safe.
As well as making a report to the CEOP Safety Centre, the CEOP Education website
has information and advice to help you if something has happened to you online.

How is Kiddle designed specifically for kids?

1) Safe search: sites appearing in Kiddle search results satisfy family friendly requirements, as we filter sites with explicit or deceptive content.

2) Kids-oriented results: the boxes below illustrate how Kiddle returns results for each query (in the order shown):

Safe sites and pages written specifically for kids. Handpicked and checked by Kiddle editors. Typically, results 1-3.
Safe, trusted sites that are not written specifically for kids, but have content written in a simple way, easy for kids to understand. Handpicked and checked by Kiddle editors. Typically, results 4-7.
Safe, famous sites that are written for adults, providing expert content, but are harder for kids to understand. Filtered by Google safe search. Typically, results 8 onwards.

3) Big thumbnails: most Kiddle search results are illustrated with big thumbnails, which makes it easier to scan the results, differentiate between them, and click the most appropriate results to your query. Thumbnails serve as visual clues and are especially beneficial to kids as they don’t read as fast as adults.

4) Large Arial font in Kiddle search results provides better readability for kids.

5) Privacy: we don’t collect any personally identifiable information, and our logs are deleted every 24 hours.

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