Parents  »  E Safety

Our Curriculum Vision Statement begins with the words
‘The children who come to Quarry Mount Primary School are diverse, confident and energetic. The world into which they will live and grow is changing rapidly and is driven by technology.’
 
As technology and the Internet play such a central part in our children’s present and future lives we place great importance on teaching the children how to use them safely. All Internet use is closely monitored and classes complete regular ‘E-safety’ activities to remind the children how to keep safe online. The E-Safety Policy provides more detail about how we do this and is available for you to download below.
 
We know that parents and carers will also be very concerned that their children are protected and safe when using the Internet at home as well as at school.  Below are some tips on how to initiate conversations around the subject of E-Safety and some useful links that will direct you to further information from external organisations.

For further help or advice, please contact the school's E-Safety Coordinator, Mrs Helen Smith, via the school office.
Useful web links
*NEW* Advice on where to report unsuitable content
http://parentzone.org.uk/system/files/attachments/where-to-report%20handout.pdf
Advice including an 'Online teen speak dictionary' and 'Staying Safe on Minecraft'
http://parentinfo.org/
How to set up parental controls
http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/parental-controls
Vodafone Digital Parenting (includes checklists by age)
http://www.vodafone.com/content/parents.html/
CEOP's Think U Know for Parents and Carers
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
KidSMART
http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/
Childnet
http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers
Childline (the free and confidential helpline for children)
http://www.childline.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx
Independent not-for-profit organisation which offers age appropriate advice
http://www.internetmatters.org/
9 top tips for keeping under 13s safe online
How to keep your child/children safe on games consoles

Please find in this section, a number of documents outlining how to control safety settings on various consoles.

Dates for your diary
Tuesday 5th February 2019 - Safer Internet Day

 

E Safety tip of the month – January  2019

Youtube is a popular website and app that allows people to access millions of videos on a variety of subjects. Youtube is a fantastic resource to help your child with their education and it also provides hours of entertainment with age appropriate series.

Youtube can also be accessed by adults and therefore there is content on the website which is inappropriate for younger audiences. These videos may contain swearing, sexual references and references to illegal activity. There precautions you can take to ensure your child does notencounter any of these videos. There is a restricted mode which you can enable on any Youtube account – the information on how to do this can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Nf8GTIV4so

There is also an app called ‘Youtube Kids’ which has parental controls built in and ensures that no inappropriate videos can be watched on it.