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        E Safety

        ICT is an integral part of our everyday life. Technology brings with it many fantastic opportunities, where information and fun is available at the click of a button. Modern technology changes at an incredible rate. The Sony Walkman of one day has become a library holding millions of songs the next.

        With this ever changing tide of technology comes challenges. Therefore, it is vitally important that in school and at home children are kept safe from seeing things that would upset them and that would put them at risk.

        In school all staff have taken part in e-safety safeguarding training including practical sessions on how to ensure children are safe whilst in school. E-safety is part of our curriculum and age appropriate information is being shared with children as they interact with technology.

        A parent information workshop has taken place which shared practical advice and more are planned for later in the year.

        To support you at home this page will contain links to resources which will provide information and practical guidance on how to keep your children safe online. As we develop our e-safety curriculum we will add to this page, so please check back regularly.

        In addition please get in touch if you know of something which we should add to these pages or if you would like further advice.

        Information for children

        The NCA’s CEOP Command is here to help children and young people. We also have advice and links to support for other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying and hacking. Visit our Safety Centre for advice and to report directly to CEOP, by clicking on the Click CEOP button.

        Information for parents

         

        These websites link parents and children to information on e-safety.

         

         

           

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

        Safe searching

        There are many more search engines available than perhaps we realise.

        The following contain information on search engines for parents and children to use.

        Safe Search Engines

        Google Safe Search

         

        Information on setting safer controls

        These provide valuable information about setting up safety controls for the internet, mobile and gaming technology

        Making mobile phones and games consoles safe

        How to set up You Tube safely

         

        Common Sense media – www.commonsensemedia.org

        Common Sense is dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology.  They empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.

        They offer the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music.  Their Parent Concerns and Parent Blog help families understand and navigate the problems and possibilities of raising children in the digital age.

         

        Lincolnshire Stay Safe Partnership

        The Stay Safe Partnership brings together organisations and voluntary agencies which deliver age appropriate safety workshops, staff training, e learning and online resources, all in one convenient place.

        PACE Parents against child sexual expolitation  – Keep them safe: an interactive tool for parents

        NSPCC – Online Safety Information Pack for Parents, NSPCC

        Guide for parents of children and young people who have got in trouble online

        Snap chat guide for parents

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