e-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Pentland Infant and Nursery School . 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.
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.
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.
Websites for more information
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 the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.
Vodafone have produced a Digital Parenting Magazine which informs parents about the various technologies children are accessing today. There is information on Facebook Settings, Xbox360 Settings, Blackberry Controls, Jargon Busting and many more 'How to Gudies'. Well worth a read.
Sadfishing is a relatively new term that is seen as a growing trend on social media. The danger is that real problems can be overlooked for individuals who are just attention seeking. So, should parents be worried? Why might children get involved in sadfishing? And what could it lead to? Find out with this new guide.
Created by mental health and wellbeing expert Anna Bateman, this guide looks at the dangers around sadfishing and the impact it could have on young minds. As always, the guide also provides a number of useful tips for parents and carers to share with their children. To access your free guide please click on the document below.