E-Safety

ESAFETY TIPS FOR CHILDREN

What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumours sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

What to do if you are being Cyberbullied?

Cyberbullying- What should I do?

  1. Tell an adult, parents, carer or guardian
  2. Speak to your class eSafety Officers (Years 3-6) - to be recruited
  3. Speak to your teacher
  4. Keep message you have been sent as this will provide proof(evidence) should the issue need to be raised further.

Get Safe On Line

Some great advice from   https://www.getsafeonline.org/safeguarding-children/  – have a look at their site as they have some fantastic tips, videos , links for all to use

Get Safe Top 10

  1. Make sure your computer has up-to-date internet security software, switched on.
  2. Don’t reveal personal information on social networking sites.
  3. Regularly backup the data on your computer and smartphone/tablet.
  4. Never reveal your password or PIN when asked to do so by email or on the phone.
  5. Make sure your wireless network is secure at all times.
  6. Be careful who you are selling to and buying from on auction sites.
  7. Choose strong passwords, change them regularly and don’t tell anybody what they are.
  8. When shopping, paying or banking online, always make sure the website is secure.
  9. Always download the latest software and operating system updates when prompted.
  10. Remember your smartphone is also a target for viruses and spyware.

ONLINE GAMES AND ADVICE FOR CHILDREN


ESAFETY TIPS FOR PARENTS

Technology is evolving at an alarming rate and it is important to keep up to date with how we can enhance the safety of children’s online safety.

Here are some useful links to support Esafety at home:

  • ESafety Advice for Parents and Pupils
  • How to setup Parental Controls?
  • Our Pact – Parental Control App  – This app that enables parents to take control of the amount of time their child uses an android or ios device. OurPact is a breakthrough parental control app that harnesses the power of Internet and Application blocking in order to teach children proper device use and responsibility. Our parental control solution gives parents the ability to manage their child’s screen time throughout the day. Parents can enforce bedtime, set dinnertime, manage study time and schedule family time throughout the day.

PARENTAL LINKS AND ADVICE

Information on Internet Safety – shared by Jane Commins, Youth Engagement Officer at Cheshire Constabulary Safer Schools and Young Persons Partnership

  • It is important to educate children about being safe on-line and about making a positive contribution – both parents and school should be responsible for this
  • Parents should not tell their child they don’t know anything about technology – don’t say ‘Don’t ask me, I don’t know how it works!’, do say ‘We could find out about it together to decide whether it’s safe or how we can make it safe’
  • Parents need to encourage their child to be open about what they are doing so that they feel able to talk when there is a problem
  • Find out about apps a child is using – good websites for this are www.internetmatters.org which gives advice on how appropriate apps are for each age group and www.commonsensemedia.org which reviews apps.

Jane recommended the following websites for further information: -

www.internetmatters.org

www.commonsensemedia.org

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

https://virtualglobaltaskforce.com/

www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre

Other pages that you could look help to support your child.

Contact the School

Holmes Chapel Primary School

Middlewich Road
Holmes Chapel
Cheshire
CW4 7EB

Tel: 01477 533336
Fax: 01477 544556
admin@holmeschapelprimary.cheshire.sch.uk