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

 

We talk to children about crossing the road, bullying and speaking to strangers. But what about staying safe in the digital world? Having regular conversations about what your child is doing online - just like you would their day at school - is the best way to keep them safe. You'll be able to spot any problems, encourage them to come to you if they’re worried and make sure they know what’s ok to share online - and what’s not. 

Creating a family agreement is a great way to start talking about online safety. It'll help your child understand what behaviour is appropriate when they're online. And they'll know who they can turn to if they are ever worried about anything they see or do.

 

3 tips to help start the conversation

1. Explore sites and apps together and talk about any concerns.

2. Ask your child if they know how to stay safe online.

3. Talk about personal information and what to share online.

If you do have any concerns about what your child is accessing online, here are some useful links to help you.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk