E-Safety

E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at DLA . We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our E-Safety Policy. E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

The best way to help your child to be  safe when using the internet is to talk to them and make sure they understand a few simple rules which can be found in our Parent/Carer E-Safety Sheet. Below you can find links to our E-Safety leaflet, our school rules for responsible ICT use and a large variety of links to some useful websites. Also, we have now added printable guides for keeping your child safe when using smartphones, tablets, X-Box etc.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online. It’s essential to be realistic- banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is therefore essential. Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:

Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. Click here to read more.

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Gaming:

When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE, privacy settings can be set up.  To read more, click here.

Websites for more information

CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.

Vodafone have produced a Digital Parenting Magazine which informs parents about the various technologies children are accessing today. There is information on Facebook settings, Xbox360 settings, Blackberry controls, jargon busting and many more ‘How to Guides’. Well worth a read!

 Actress Keeley Hawes launches the Child Web Guide with Childnet International

To access some really good e-safety, digital literacy and e-security activities, specifically age-related for EYFS/KS1 and KS2, please click the links below (your child will need his/her lgfl login).

EYFS and Key Stage 1: Me Online E-Safety Content: 7 interactive high quality activities.

Key Stage 2: Our Online E-Safety Content: 12 interactive high quality activities.

 

Click on the below link to access information about Cyber Bullying and to pick up tips to keep safe online.

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Top Tips for safe use of your Blackberry

Top Tips for safe use of your iPad

Top Tips for safe use of your PlayStation

Top Tips for safe use of your XBox 360

 

 

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