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1 Keeping our Children Safe Online A home-school partnership E-Safety Chellaston Junior School

2 1. Children online: How? What? Risks? 2. What do we cover in school? 3. How can parents support at home? 4. How can home and school continue to work together? E-Safety Chellaston Junior School

3 Personal Computers/Laptops Tablets (Ipads, etc) Games consoles (Wii, Playstation, XBox) Ipods E-Readers Smartphones Smart TV/Blu-ray players E-Safety Chellaston Junior School How can children get online

4 E-Safety Chellaston Junior School Playing games Talking to people (Skype) Sharing information Searching for information Sending messages Social networking Making friends Purchasing goods/apps/services What could they be doing online?

5 Cyber-bullying Accessing inappropriate websites Losing control over the images and videos they post Viruses Hacking of files Grooming Fines for using photos/images without permission Slander or contempt of court for reposting tweets and posts Risks children face online

6 2. What do we cover in school?

7 Safe - Keep safe by not giving out any personal information Meeting - Never arrange to meet someone from the internet Accepting - never accept s or open files from people you don't know or trust Reliable - Information you may find on the internet may not be true Tell - if something online makes you worried or upset, then TELL a parent/carer or trusted adult Visit:- winston-and-the-smart-crew Be SMART

8 What is Social Networking? Which Social Networking sites do you know about? Where and when should you participate? Honesty is the best policy What can people see? Chat and photos Contacting CJS Staff Social Networking

9 What is cyberbullying? How can it happen? How does it feel to be bullied? Do/Don't TELL The Law - Criminal Responsibility digizen.org Visit:- film.aspx Cyberbullying

10 3. How can parents support at home?

11 Every parental control package is different, but most provide services such as: 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. Tools to protect your children – Parental Control

12 A good way is to set boundaries with your child about what they can and can’t do online is to set an agreement with them. Here are some examples of the areas you might want to discuss: Limits on the amount of time your child spends online, or playing computer games. Having regular screen breaks – at least five minutes every minutes. Not sharing any pictures they wouldn’t be happy to share with you. Not giving out personal details, such as mobile phone number and address without parents permission/knowledge. Coming to you if they are concerned. Or, if not, knowing where they can go for independent help and support. Why not introduce an agreement after watching one of the Thinkuknow films?Thinkuknow films Reach an Agreement

13 The people who know best about what your children are up to online, are your children! Get them to tell you about the sites they’re using. Ask them questions such as: ◦Why do they like the site? ◦What can they do on it? ◦What’s so fun about it? ◦Who uses it at school? ◦Who you can talk to? ◦Who are their friends on it? This is a good way to develop a trusting relationship with your child about what they are up to online. Let them teach you!

14 Why not sit down and watch one together and discuss the topics. We would recommend that you watch the film on your own beforehand so that you’re aware of the topics it covers. Tools to protect your children – Watch the Think U Know films together

15 Your children may have their own mobile phone, account or social network page, so it is important they know what to do when things go wrong. Do not delete the message Don’t show the message to other children Go to an adult to tell them, not a friend Do not respond to any messages Advice for Mobile Phones

16 4. How can we continue to work in partnership?

17 As a school we embrace the use of electronic communication between parents and school including and text messaging. We only use the address to respond to enquiries - individual staff addresses are not given to parents except in exceptional Staff do not have ex-pupils under 16 as "friends" on social networking sites, except relatives. If there is a legitimate reason for communication with clubs such as Scouts, Youth Club or Football, then staff will inform the Headteacher and follow usual safeguarding measures. Whilst it is best for staff to avoid having parents as "friends", staff will follow the procedures in our school's Code of Conduct. For example we will never post anything on a social website or text about the school community including incidents, pupils or staff. We will act as role models and never share any images of pupils taken during school time or on educational visits on personal sites. Safety in our Communications

18 What next? Inform us if you have any concerns We will inform you if we have any concerns We will continue to review our policies and procedures Do you need any further support with privacy/security settings? Thank you for your support


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