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1 Ingleby Mill E-Safety – Protecting our Children Online

2 Different usage YOUNG PEOPLE Interactive chat, IM, Music, Games, Blog PARENTS Mostly email & web for research, bills etc 28% of parents who use the internet describe themselves as beginners compared with only 7% of children Did you know…

3 Supervision is more difficult IN SCHOOL Supervised, filtered & monitored OUT OF SCHOOL Often no supervision, filtering or monitoring  40% of students report having received no lessons at all on using the Internet.  79% of young people use the Internet privately without their parent’s supervision Did you know…

4 It’s a changing environment Downloading+ Uploading Consuming+ Creating “Corporate” + Personal Separate media + Converged media Static + Truly interactive Internet Use (Parents) The web (Children)

5 Knowledge and wisdom are different WISDOM Understanding how to behave in a virtual world KNOWLEDGE Many children pick up technology quicker! 74% of young people say that they don’t need their parents restricting or monitoring their internet usage ! Did you know…

6 Children want to be plugged in 24 hours a day if left to themselves We need to empower children to be able to look after themselves online – not just a ‘blocking and banning approach’ Technology is neutral – it’s how people choose to use it Instant information these days – we want it quick – issue however of what is reliable Instant communication – use of Skype/ Facetime


8 Risks Unwanted contact/grooming – bribery/flattery/sexualised games/threats/blackmail Cyberbullying Harmful content/materials Privacy/digital footprints ‘De- sensitisation’ to images

9 Talk to your child about what they’re up to online. Be a part of their online life; involve the whole family and show an interest. Find out what sites they visit and what they love about them, if they know you understand they are more likely to come to you if they have any problems. Watch Thinkuknow films and cartoons with your child. The Thinkuknow site has films, games and advice for children from five all the way to 16.Thinkuknow site Encourage your child to go online and explore! There is a wealth of age-appropriate sites online for your children. Encourage them to use sites which are fun, educational and that will help them to develop online skills. Keep up-to-date with your child’s development online. Children grow up fast and they will be growing in confidence and learning new skills daily. It’s important that as your child learns more, so do you. Set boundaries in the online world just as you would in the real world. Think about what they might see, what they share, who they talk to and how long they spend online. It is important to discuss boundaries at a young age to develop the tools and skills children need to enjoy their time online. Keep all equipment that connects to the internet in a family space. For children of this age, it is important to keep internet use in family areas so you can see the sites your child is using and be there for them if they stumble across something they don’t want to see. Know what connects to the internet and how. Nowadays even the TV connects to the internet. Make sure you’re aware of which devices that your child uses connect to the internet, such as their phone or games console. Also, find out how they are accessing the internet – is it your connection, or a neighbour’s wifi? This will affect whether the safety setting you set are being applied. Use parental controls on devices that link to the internet, such as the TV, laptops, computers, games consoles and mobile phones. Parental controls are not just about locking and blocking, they are a tool to help you set appropriate boundaries as your child grows and develops. They are not the answer to your child’s online safety, but they are a good start and they are not as difficult to install as you might think. Service providers are working hard to make them simple, effective and user friendly.

10 A Quick Lingo Test… IMO ASPL - in my opinion LOL –Laugh Out Loud. LMFAO –Age, Sex, Picture, Location. KPC –Keeping Parents Clueless. POS –Parent over shoulder

11 What can I do? Talk to your child about what to do if they do come across something unpleasant and Teach them to be critical Use child-friendly search engines or set a search filter Use browser tools - Favourites, Bookmarking & History Install filtering but don’t rely on it Get involved with your children online, don’t overreact and make sure your kids know they can talk to you if they feel uncomfortable Encourage balanced use (watch for signs of excessive use) Talk about the consequences of giving out personal info

12 ‘How e-safe is Ingleby Mill?’ In place: Firewall (SICTU) Anti-virus software (network) Individual login (network) Signed Internet Access permission needed – Parent and child Restricting / no internet access for misuse Child awareness – E-safety Staff awareness – AUP Learning Platform – individual logins Signed Digital Media Permission needed - Parent E-Safety Policy E-Safety Committee ‘E-Champions’ in each staff team

13 Useful Websites.

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