eSafety Parent Advice

e-Safety

 

The internet is becoming an integral part of the children’s life and e-safety is an important part of keeping children safe at The Westminster School, this section of our website is dedicated to helping families get the information and resources they need to support them in keeping their children safe whilst using the internet at home.

In 2015/2016 academic year the school will be issuing an e-Safety Newsletter, creating a e-Safety Steering Group involving Parents and Pupils, and develop SID our Safer Internet Driver Character.

 

The internet is constantly developing and evolving to become more innovating and creative. Websites and web-based programs can support children’s learning and development by empowering creativity, facilitating research projects, interaction with peers and allow children to access information from around the world.  Increasing internet provision in and out of school highlights the importance of protecting our children to ensure they are safe online at school and at home.  To help you keep pupils safe at home or in other settings the School has put together some useful weblinks. 


Useful Links

 

Think U Know is aimed at children aged 8 upwards and covers texting and online activities.  It has been designed by the police Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre. 

 

 

Kidsmart has sections for young people, parents/carers and teachers on internet safety. The young people's section includes games and a quiz.

 

 

The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS. It shares specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying and how these relate to and affect their own and other people's online experiences and behaviours.

 

 

Get Safe Online is a Government-backed internet security campaign. The website covers issues such as online fraud and viruses and there is also a good section for parents containing lots of information on staying safe online.

 

 

 

The UK Safer Internet Centre is coordinated by a partnership of three leading organisations; Childnet International, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation. It is co-funded by the European Commission's Safer Internet Programme and is one of the 31 Safer Internet Centres of the Insafe network. The centre has three main functions: an Awareness Centre, a Helpline and a Hotline.

If you would like some help, advice or technical information about the measures you can take at home, one of our eSafety team would be happy to come and visit you at home and assist.  If you would like to explore this please call the school on 0121 561 6884 and ask for Mr Flowers. 

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