Blakeley is committed to ensuring all pupils become safe and responsible users of existing and new technologies.
We promote partnership with parents to achieve this goal by providing relevant and current guidance. This is achieved through:
• annual parents’ E-Safety meetings
• information section on the school website
• involvement in high profile events such as Safer Internet Day
• Useful documents to support parents and carers. Click here for documents.
By raising awareness of the risks associated with ICT, we hope to encourage pupils to access social media, the Internet and mobile phones in a safe and appropriate manner.
Tips for Parents
The internet is an amazing resource which enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices. However, the internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge. You may sometimes feel that your children have better technical skills than you do, however children and young people still need advice and protection when it comes to managing their lives online.
Safer Internet UK
We raise awareness about internet safety, develop information materials and resources and organise high profile events such as Safer Internet Day. You can access a range of resources from across the UK.
The Childnet website hosts a range of online resources detail, as well as a number of recommended resources for young people, parents, carers and teachers. The Parents and Carers area also contains key advice, information on reporting and detailed information on a range of e-safety topics in the Hot topics section.
(Child Exploitation and Online Protection)
A police agency tackling child abuse on the internet. This website includes a unique facility that enables parents and young people to make reports of actual or attempted abuse online. CEOP’s website contains information for children and parents, as well as a link for children to report abuse online.
Think U Know
Some excellent resources for parents, teachers and pupils.
E-Safety Activities for Children
- Think before you post. It is very easy to post a comment or photo in anger or frustration. By the time you remove it many people have seen it and the damage is done.
Think about what is and isn’t OK to say in a post or tweet. Remember that messages online can be misconstrued and misunderstood. What starts out as a joke can escalate quickly and can’t be taken back.
- Online friendship: only add people you know in the offline world. Think about privacy settings.
- Know how to report – most sites allow you to report a comment or user by clicking on a report button or sending the site an email. If you have concerns about cyberbullying then you should speak to a trusted adult.