Here at Northgate, we understand the importance of e-safety. We teach our children about how to stay safe when they are using the internet including what to do if they discover content they do not like and what information to share and what not to share. We also highlight the need to ask for and give permission before sharing anything online.
In school we use the ActiveBYTES online safety scheme. It provides an age-appropriate online safety curriculum that is flexible, relevant and engages pupils' interest. The scheme:
- Increases pupil involvement and promotes active learning.
- Promotes partnership with parents, providing ideas for sharing learning with families.
- Offers a range of reward materials including posters, certificates , stickers and assessment.
The parental partnership includes a number of hints and tips on how to promote online safety at home as well as at school. Below is a letter for parents regarding e-safety, as well as a template for a gameplan which encourages children and parents to agree on how they use electronic devices and the online world safely and for everyone's benefit. These can be printed off.
Gameplan letter is here.
Gameplan agreement is here.
For more information about gaming:
NSPCC Net Aware www.net-aware.org.uk
Ask About Games www.askaboutgames.com
For more information about being safe online:
NSPCC Share Aware www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware
UK Safer Internet Centre: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers
Advice on screentime http://bit.ly/RCPCH-ScreenTimeForParents