The internet is an amazing resource, overflowing with knowledge, games and communities of people. At John Perryn Primary School we make sure our pupils are aware of some of the risks to safety that are online and what to do to stay safe. We do so through a scheme of lessons along with assemblies and workshops with parents.

We also encourage parents/carers to talk to their children about how to behave safety when online, to ensure pupils remain safe when browsing at home. The children and parents are aware of the E-safety agreement forms and our acceptable user policy. A pdf version is available at the end of this page.

We are committed to improving e-Safety not only in school but at home as well. If you would like to talk to a member of staff about any questions or concerns about internet use in school or at home, don't hesitate to get in touch.

We  encourage parents to set up filtering on their home internet. To learn how to do this for the major providers of internet please click the text below.

Setting up internet filtering and parental controls

We also suggest parents visit the website link below for up to date information on Facebook privacy settings, as whilst we know that no children under the age of 13 should be on Facebook, if they are then they should be educated as to how to ensure they are safe.

www.internet-safety.yoursphere.com

If you have to report any inappropriate content, contact or conduct they encounter online to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) by visiting this page and clicking our report button below.

The websites below provide excellent clear guidance for children about E-Safety, so please click on the image and have a read.

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Think you know is a fabulous web resource with information and guidance for parents, carers and teachers. It also has tailored content for children and young people. Interactive activities, videos and animation make this site a very useful one to explore together with you children.

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Kidsmart is an excellent website to explore to help with all aspects of online safety, including chat, gaming and safe search. One of the most useful aspects of the site is that it gives you clear help videos on how to set up internet controls, check privacy settings and enforce safe searching on your home computers.

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DirectGov provide information and advice about a range of issues relating to internet safety and cyber bullying. This site is particularly useful in relation to the material on legislation which protects children and young people from bullying. It also provides information on how to prevent children from becoming involved in illegal file sharing.

e-Safety Documents

For many parents, the convenience of knowing where their kids are at all times is more than enough to warrant the price of a smart phone. In fact, a solid 90% of children under the age of 16 in the UK have a mobile. But as with anything else, smart phones come with both their pros and their cons, and when you’re talking about kids, the issue gets even trickier.

There is a lot of peace of mind that comes from being able to contact your child wherever they are, and them being able to contact you. Missed buses are no longer a problem, and the days of yelling your child’s name up and down the street to try and find them are gone. Along with that peace of mind though, comes the niggling worry that every parent is used to having: is my child really safe?

From cyber bullying to inappropriate web content, being able to contact strangers, being able to rack up hefty cell phone bills, all these things come to mind when we start thinking about the dangers of impressionable kids using a mobile. And truth be told, those dangers do exist. There’s no avoiding the fact that you do run a risk by giving your child a mobile.

And add to that the fact that you might not be savvy enough to protect them, and the situation gets even more worrying. Most parents can remember the days before smart phones, and as much as we’d like to think that we’re on top of the tech things in life, our kids just might be better. Today’s generation grew up with the internet, smart phones, apps, and to them all these things are simply second nature.

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