E-Safety

During E-safety week, the children will be continuing to explore important e-safety concepts. 

Years 5 and 6 will be shown a short film called Jigsaw which uses analogies to portray the risks of posting personal details online for everyone to see. It's a story about a young girl called Becky who likes to use social networking sites. She has her own profile where she shares information like the things she enjoys and photos of herself and her friends.

Becky has been talking to somebody who she believes to be another child. It turns out to be a man who has lied to her.

This 10 minute film shows that when you talk to people online and tell them too much about yourself, you might as well be inviting them through your front door. The children will be discussing with their teachers what they know about social networking sites, what happened to Becky and how by taking some simple steps they can keep themselves safe online

Years 5 and 6 will be shown a short film called Jigsaw which uses analogies to portray the risks of posting personal details online for everyone to see. It's a story about a young girl called Becky who likes to use social networking sites. She has her own profile where she shares information like the things she enjoys and photos of herself and her friends.

Becky has been talking to somebody who she believes to be another child. It turns out to be a man who has lied to her.

This 10 minute film shows that when you talk to people online and tell them too much about yourself, you might as well be inviting them through your front door. The children will be discussing with their teachers what they know about social networking sites, what happened to Becky and how by taking some simple steps they can keep themselves safe online.

This clip has been created as part of CEOP's Thinkuknow Education programme, as part of educating young people on what constitutes personal information.

CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account.

Useful Resources

Here you will find some useful resources and links to help protect your child (ren) when using the internet:

      CEOP: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/parentsguide

      Childnet International: www.childnet.com

      Teachtoday: www.teachtoday.eu

      Vodafone Digital Parenting: www.vodafone.com/parents

      Teachtoday: www.teachtoday.eu

      Mumsnet: www.mumsnet.com

      ParentPort: www.parentport.org.uk

      The Parent Zone: www.theparentzone.co.uk

      Missing & Exploited Children: www.missingkids.com

Safe internet searching:

e.g. Google Safety tools:  Google Safe search and lock/YouTube filter:
www.google.co.uk/familysafety

To set up filtered searching on all devices in the home:

http://www.opendns.com/parental-controls

To limit computer access

Search for Windows Parental Controls (In Windows 7 you can set limits on your child’s computer use—and help them be safer online—without constantly peeking over their shoulders).

Facebook Guidance

Under statutory guidance for schools to safeguard its pupils, the following information will be acted upon by the school.
 
Facebook requires everyone to be at least 13 years old before they can create an account. Creating an account with false information is a violation of Facebook terms. This includes accounts registered on the behalf of someone under 13. If your under age child created an account on Facebook, you can show them how to delete their account using the information provided by Facebook's Help and Support Centre.
 
If you'd like to report an account belonging to someone under 13, please contact Facebook (Help and Support Centre) and they will promptly delete the account of any child under the age of 13 that's reported to them.
 

A parent guide to facebook: http://www.connectsafely.org/pdfs/fbparents.pdf

Search in google for Family Safety Centre  - learn how to adjust settings.

Mobile phones and Game consoles

Search for ‘parental controls’ for the device name within Google.