Following Eltham Church of England Primary School’s commitment to promoting E-Safety, the school hold pupil, staff, parent and governor training sessions covering topics such as safe use of the internet and social networking sites and cyber bullying including by text message, and the measures the school takes to promote safe use and combat unsafe use.
The government has recently launched a brand new website to support parents. The website has being developed with ParentZone and CEOP, the police command responsible for child exploitation and online protection. Parent Info is a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line. For example, the site currently includes information about staying safe on minecraft, mental health, and building online resilience.
You can find further information here: parentinfo.org
Checklist when talking to your children
At our last workshop run in conjunction with Childnet we considered the ‘checklist’ Childnet have produced for parents to use as an aide-memoire when talking about E-Safety with their child – I have printed a copy below for your information.
For a full range of information for parents on the law, the use of social media sites, cyber bullying, how to ensure privacy settings are at their appropriate level, as well as how to have a conversation with your child are all found on www.childnet.com and follow the Parent and Carers tab on the top bar.