E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at The Hayes. We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our E-Safety Policy. E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
The best way to help your child to be safe when using the internet is to talk to them and make sure they understand a few simple rules which can be found in our E-Safety Policy (please see below). Here, you can
read about our school rules for responsible ICT use and other ideas about how to keep your child safe when using the Internet.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online. It’s essential to be realistic- banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is therefore essential. Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:
Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet:
Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online: please click here to access the Parent and Carers Safer Internet Centre
When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE, privacy settings can be set up. To read more, click here.
CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on this link, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.
Click on the below link to access information about Cyber Bullying and to pick up tips to keep safe online.
You may find these websites useful if you wish find out more about internet safety:
www.thinkuknow.co.uk - The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own educational website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.
www.kidsmart.org.uk- Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has been developed by the children's internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.
http://parents.vodafone.com/ - Vodafone have developed this website in conjunction with mumsnet. It is very accessible and provides information and guidance to parents about understanding their child’s digital world and about getting more involved. There is even an on-line test to see how much you know!
If you are 5, 6 or 7, I bet you probably like to use the computer for fun. It is important that you are safe whilst you are on the computer. It is important that you make sure you are safe when using your computer.
You can find more information at http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/
How can I stay safe on the computer?
There are lots of ways you can be careful when you talk to people on the internet. Here are some of the things you should do:
If you have email you need to be careful when using it, because sometimes you can get mail from people you don’t know.
If you’re between 8 and 11, you probably know a lot about using the internet. Even though you've been using the internet for a while you still make sure you keep yourself safe. You can find more information at http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/
Safety Tips For KS2
Do you think you know how you can stay safe when you are using the internet? Staying in control is about knowing that some people use the internet to be nasty to others.In this section, we have lots of information for you about the internet and mobile phones, so you can make the right choices and be safe.
Sometimes you get emails from people you don’t know.
Social networking sites are all online, so any information you add about yourself can potentially be seen by anyone in the world. Social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat do have minimum ages to be able to sign up (13 years of age). Children between 13 years and 18 years of age need parental permission to sign up.
E-Safety Sites for Parents