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1 Please note, this presentation has been edited from its original version, due to some videos not being suitable for viewing by children. E-Safety Helping children to be sensible and respectful in their digital lives

2  1 out of 3 children say their parents have no idea what they are doing online  (CEOP)  13% of 9-16 year olds reported to have been bothered or upset by something online in the last year  (3/10/13 - Ofcom Report) E-Safety Helping children to be sensible and respectful in their digital lives

3 With main sections focusing on Gaming, Cyber-Bullying, Social Networking we aim to:  To raise awareness of potential risks  To offer some suggestions and ways of reducing risks  To have an understanding of what’s covered in school and what you can do at home to support your child Aims

4  88% of 5 – 15 year olds use a device to game at home  96% of boys aged 8-11 game (44% of this group play games online)  60% of 3-4 year olds use devices to play games at home  ¼ of boys who play games online do so against people who are not known to them  24% of 8-11 year olds use some form of online communication during gaming 3/10/2013 – Ofcom Report Gaming

5 Video games are age rated. It is illegal for a retailer to supply any game with any of these ratings to anyone below the specified age.

6 A video highlighting the extreme violence in some video games has been removed from this point in the presentation. Gaming

7  Many games offer users the ability to chat with other gamers during the game. Players can ‘talk’ by using Instant Messenger type messages typed in the course of the game and also by voice conversation (made possible through headsets) which is similar to talking on the phone.  Children are at risk of hearing offensive language from other players, could find themselves susceptible to bullying, or make themselves vulnerable to contact with someone pretending to be somebody they are not. Communication

8  In Year 5, we talk with the children about game ratings and why they are there. We also talk about keeping personal details confidential when gaming online. What can parents do?  Ensure that the games your children are playing are appropriate and that you have clear rules in place. Know about their gaming habits. Gaming What do we do at Tadworth Primary School?

9  38% of young people have been affected by cyber-bullying. (March 2013 – NSPCC)  Between 8% and 34% of children and young people in the UK have been cyberbullied, and girls are twice as likely to experience persistent cyberbullying than boys.  38% of young people have been affected by cyber-bullying, with abusive emails (26%) and text messages (24%) being the most common methods.  28% of children did not tell anyone about the abuse. (From: Tarapdar, Saima and Kellett, Mary (2011) Young people's voices on cyber-bullying: what can age comparisons tell us?)Young people's voices on cyber-bullying: what can age comparisons tell us? Cyber-bullying (From: Department for Education (2011) The protection of children online: a brief scoping review to identify vulnerable groups (PDF). London: Department for Education.)The protection of children online: a brief scoping review to identify vulnerable groups (PDF)

10 Cyber-bullying is: ‘The use of information and communications technology (ICT), particularly mobile phones and the internet, deliberately to upset someone.’ Cyber-bullying

11 A video demonstrating the effects of cyber- bullying on a child has been removed from this point in the presentation. Cyber-bullying

12 Cyber-bullying What do we do at Tadworth Primary School?  Have a clear definition of bullying which we regularly discuss with the children in class and in assembly: ‘Behaviour by an individual or group usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally’. Several Times On Purpose  Talk regularly and teach planned sessions (across the whole school) about how to keep safe online and about what to do if you are being bullied – most importantly – tell a responsible adult!  Contact parents where we believe/understand their child to have been involved in cyber bullying (where we are aware of it and it has caused upset which has then come into school).

13 Cyber bullying What can parents do?  Talk to your children to make sure that they are not a perpetrator or victim of cyber bullying  Support school, if we contact you with concerns that your son/daughter has been behaving inappropriately online

14 Social Networks  35% of children aged 5-15 years old who use the internet at home have an active social networking site profile  22% of 8-12 year olds who use the internet at home say they have a profile on Facebook, Bebo or MySpace (despite the minimum age at which you can have a profile on these sites being 13)  33% of children with a social networking profile have friends who they have never met and don’t know from real life

15 Social Networks A ‘Social Network’ is a dedicated website or other application which enables users to communicate with each other by posting information, comments, messages, images etc. The next page is a light-hearted look at what people use social networks for, taken from YouTube.


17 Social Networks  From a very early age, children are beginning to experience an online world where contact with people unknown to them is possible.  Websites such as ‘Moshi Monsters’ and ‘Poptropica’ allow children, though an ‘avatar’ to communicate with other players who are online.  Although controls and protection for these websites do exist, it is still vitally important that children are taught to use these websites safely and to keep personal information confidential.

18 Social Networks  The most important message to children of all ages is about personal information and being aware of who they are talking to online  Filters and safety measures used by websites can only do so much and children’s education is the most crucial preventer  It is about ensuring children realise that, while it is fantastic to be able to use technology in this way, they must be wary of what they say and to who, just like they would in the street  The next page shows a CEOP video explaining the risks of social networks. The video will be shown in Year Six at Tadworth.


20 Social Networks  It’s not just about the now, it’s also about how what you write may affect you in the future!

21 EE video focused on your digital footprint.

22  Year 6 cover Social Networks but many of the key messages (keeping personal information confidential) are covered across the school What can parents do?  Monitor your child’s use of any social networking site  Familiarise yourself with safety and security settings Social Networks What do we do at Tadworth Primary School?

23  Less than half of parents whose children use the Internet at home have parental controls installed.  33% of children use the Internet on their own without an adult around. (3/10/13 - Ofcom Report) Filters and virus protection

24 Filtering and Controls  Although our main aim is to do everything possible to educate children about responsible use of technology, there is technical support available to help reduce risks These resources can offer:  Filtering – content to restrict access to particular sites, such as pornographic websites  Time limits – restrict the amount of time your child can be online, or set periods of time where your child can access certain sites  Monitoring – where you are informed of certain sites that your child is attempting to gain access to  Reporting – where you are provided with information about what sites your child has used

25 Filtering and Controls  Parental controls will never make the internet 100% ‘safe’. They should not be used as a substitute for communicating safety messages to your child. Make sure that you talk to your child about their behaviour online and remember, your home is not the only place they will be accessing the internet!  Never ask your children to set these settings, if you are not confident in putting them in place, ask a family friend or the shop assistant to help

26 Filtering and Controls Although we cannot endorse any particular software or website, there are some which you may want to explore and look into to help you.  ISPs (Internet Service Providers), especially the main ones (BT, sky, talktalk, virgin media etc.) usually have their own filtering / e- safety software. This can often be the best place to start because if you can block unwanted websites at source, then all internet enabled devices would be protected, whereas a filter on a laptop wouldn’t offer protection on a phone or tablet.

27 Filtering and Controls  Devices that connect to the internet. Most computers, mobiles and games consoles now come with parental controls that can be applied. For example, within Windows and the Mac operating systems, there are parental controls that can be set for individual devices.

28 Filtering and Controls  There is specific (often free) software that offers filtering on an individual computers and devices, as well as a range of other features such as time limits and monitoring.  K9 Web Protection  PGSurfer  Norton Online Family  Windows Live Family Safety  AVG Family Safety (Top 5 from ‘PC Advisor’ magazine)

29 Filtering and Controls  Viruses can be a huge e-safety risk, and it is important that anti-virus software is loaded onto computers.  Viruses can cause personal information to be compromised on your computer, but there are many other risks too. Last year there was a huge story about people who hacked into laptops and turned on the webcam to watch people in their own home (bedroom / bathroom) without them knowing anything about it.

30 Filtering and Controls  There are plenty of ways to get virus protection. Companies such as ‘Norton’, ‘Kaspersky’ and ‘McAfee’ are big players, and sell software on a yearly license.  Some banks have set up deals with these companies for their customers to get the software free, so this is worth investigating.  There are also free software programmes available online to download. ‘Avast’ and ‘AVG’ are examples of these.  Windows itself has some level of protection, such as ‘windows defender’ which is built into more recent windows versions.

31 Gaming Controls All the main players in the gaming world (Xbox, Playstation, Wii) have their own parental controls, and they can control things such as:  Which games can be played.  Which films and TV shows can be watched.  How long each family member can use the console on a daily or weekly basis.  Whether or not someone can access online services.

32  School is always a good place to start. We will offer guidance and support and liaise with other parents and children as necessary.  In some circumstances, things happening at home are out of our control. Websites and programmes often have their own reporting feature which, amongst other things, can allow you to block unwanted messages and contacts.  If there isn’t a report button on the programme, or if the situation isn’t resolved, visit the CEOP website. Here, you will be able to report problems and they will then be looked into by CEOP / NCACEOP  If the need is serious enough, or if there is an imminent danger, call the police. What to do if there is a problem

33  Its always a good idea to keep up with your kids….. What you can do at home

34 Keeping up with the kids! BRB – Be right back Rents – Parents Noob – New User OMG – Oh my God T+ - Think positive IMHO – In my humble opinion KPC – Keep parents clueless LMIR – Let’s meet in real life LOL – Laugh out loud POS – Parent over shoulder ROFL – Roll on floor laughing ASL – Age, sex, location

35 EE video making parents consider how much they really know about their child’s use of technology

36  Our Year Five and Six school council members, who contributed ideas about what they thought could be included in the presentation Much of the content from this presentation, including videos, has been provided by CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection), and the companies ‘EE’ and ‘Vodafone’ We would like to take this opportunity to thank these and any other organisations that are working to help keep children safe online. Compiled by P Davies (ICT Leader) and J Kelly (Headteacher) at Tadworth Primary School – Spring 2014 With thanks to

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