Parents & Carers

E-Safety

It is really important that parents and carers work with us to ensure children stay safe in their use of technology. When we talk about e-Safety, we are not just talking about the internet. We are talking about the use of computers, games consoles (such as X-Box and PlayStation), mobile phones, televisions, tablets (such as the iPad) and many other things.

There are several elements to e-Safety that we teach at West Grove:

  1. How to use the internet safely, and what to do if something goes wrong or we see something we shouldn't
  2. How to keep ourselves safe - keeping our details private and keeping our data secure
  3. How to behave when using technology - being courteous and responsible, and what to do if others treat us in a way which is not kind.
  4. Encouraging a healthy use of technology - not over-using mobiles, consoles or computers. 

Please click on the following links for more information:

FACT SHEETS AND INFORMATION GUIDES

Parents - Online Safety Presentation 

Tips to keep your child safe online

Online safety shareware 

E-Safety Fact Sheet

Parents Fact Sheet 2015

Parents Fact Sheet 2014

Parents Conversation Starters

Young People ICT and E-Safety Parental Advice Flyer

 

STAYING SAFE ONLINE THIS SUMMER:

 

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/news/staying-safe-online-this-summer

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/news/pokemon-go-gaming-gone-mobile

 

WEBSITES AND VIDEOS

Parent Controls/Filtering Guides from ISP and Mobile Phones

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/parental-controls​

http://www.vodafone.com/content/parents/howto-guides/parental_controls.html

 

The Parents and Carers Guide to the Internet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyzokhRfRJA&list=EC33787679D65044E4&safe=active

 

Parenting in the Digital World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=85114404&v=TxLkqU7JJkc&x-yt-ts=1422579428

 

Digital Parenting Checklist - useful age appropriate advice for parents in the form of an essential checklist.

http://www.vodafone.com/content/parents/get-started.html

 

E-Safety Kit for Families - available in lots of community languages.

http://www.saferinternet.org/esafety-kit

 

Hectors World - a free online learning resource for children 2-9 years of age with parental advice.

http://hectorsworld.netsafe.org.nz/parents/

 

Internet Matters - helping parents with E-Safety advice and links to games for you and your child.

http://www.internetmatters.org/

 

Know It All - resources for parents and carers includes content for young people.

http://www.childnet.com/resources/kia/

 

The Safe Network - provides safeguarding information related to activities outside the home. 

http://www.safenetwork.org.uk/Pages/default.aspx

 

Think U Know - specific advice for parents and carers including links to several websites which have additional resources and support for all age groups.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

 

Vodaphone Digital Parenting Guide

http://www.vodafone.com/content/parents.html