St George's Primary School Portland

E-Safety

This page contains different resources available to help with E-safety.

WAKE UP WEDNESDAY

Monkey - This weeks #WakeUpWednesday looks at Monkey, a form of video chat. In short, it places users into video calls with random strangers. This can be a very unsafe place for our young people to venture. This week we look at the potential risks and how to minimise them. Also, please note the age rating for the app is 17+

Persuasive Design - This week we provide insight on persuasive design highlighting its potential effect on behaviour and providing some tips to minimise its impact. This is a useful poster for all of the St. George's community.

WhatsAppThis week we look at WhatsApp. WhatsApp age rating is 16+ but a lot of young people still use the service. This poster gives advice for parents and carers while outlining the potential risks of young people using WhatsApp.

Owning a Smartphone - This weeks #WakeUpWednesday is aimed more at the children. One in three 8-year-olds have a Smartphone and by the age of 12 around 90% have Smartphones. This poster gives excellent advice and tips for children who own a Smartphone.

Free Speech & Hate Speech - This poster discusses the difference between Free Speech and Hate Speech. It has tips to combat hate speech while still respecting the right to free speech.

Managing Screen Time - How much time young people spend on screens of any sort can have a big impact on many aspects of their life. This poster gives a few tips and ideas on how to manage this!

Parental Controls - Setting up parental controls are extremely important in keeping your child/ children safe online. This file gives advice and tips on how to do this!

A tech-free Christmas! - Here are some ideas for Christmas that do not invovle any technology!!

What parents and carers need to know about disney+ - This gives a little more information on Disney+ and things to consider!

Online Shopping - Here are some tips and advice regarding online shopping.

Smart TV - Here is some information regarding Smart TVs with advice for Parents and Carers.

Microtransactions - Here is some advice relating to Microtransactions (purchases within a site or app for extra features).

Catfishing Guide for Parents - Here is a guide to Catfishing what can be done if this situation arises.

Guide for supporting children with upsetting content

 

We will also post guidance, our E-safety policy and activities that you may find useful. If you have any queries or would like to discuss E-safety you can contact our Safe-Guarding team or Mr Wilson (E-safety leader, EPICT qualified).

E-safety can be defined as the safe and responsible use of technology and is as much about behaviour as it is security.

This policy outlines the schools approach to E-safety:

E-Safety Policy 2022

Click here to visit thinkyouknow parents page. 

Below are two guides – one referring catfishing, the other about age ratings.

Catfishing-Parents-Guide

Age Ratings January

Below are links to websites that provide support, advice and resources. 

  • Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
  • Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
  • Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
  • Internet Matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
  • London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
  • Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
  • Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
  • UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services

Government has also provided: