E-Safety is an extremely important part of our curriculum and we endeavour to do all we can to ensure children can navigate their online journey safely. Please find below links to some guidance you may find useful when helping your child with their online experiences.
Urmston Primary School is totally committed to safeguarding children and to a culture of vigilance. Safeguarding is core to our work, not an ‘add-on’ and E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe and is embedded into the MGL curriculum we follow and in having e-safety events and workshops.
Within school, we have measures in place, 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 school policies. E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online. Quite often e-safety incidents happen at home and can spill over into school - in such cases we work closely with families to ensure that they are aware of their child's online habits and the impact it can have on both their relationships, and their safety.
However, E Safety is just important within the home as well as in school and this page aims to provide useful guidance to parents and signposts to relevant websites. Please let us know if you come across other useful sites so that we can continue to develop the information we provide to support parents.
NSPCC Online Safety
Please click on the link for some useful and supportive tips on how you can keep safe online at home...
PRE-SCHOOL AND EARLY YEARS CHILDREN 0-5 YEARS
More and more pre-schoolers are using their parents’ computers, smartphones or tablets to play games, use apps, and watch their favourite TV shows. There are simple things you can do to make sure they’re using the internet safely. Follow the link below:
Download the Internet Matters Parents Guide Age 0-5 Here
ADVICE FOR PARENTS WITH CHILDREN AGED 6-10 YEARS
Early use of digital technology has been shown to improve language skills and promote children’s social development and creativity. But it’s not without risks for young children, who may come across inappropriate content or begin to copy what older children do online. Follow the link below:
Download the Internet Matters Parents Guide Age 6-10 Here
ADVICE FOR PARENTS WITH CHILDREN AGED 11-13 YEARS
As children between the ages of 11 and 13 make the transition to a more independent stage with the move to secondary school, they become more confident internet users with more varied habits. Internet use can be hugely positive for children, but it’s vital to continue discussing online safety with them. Follow the link below:
Download the Internet Matters Parents Guide Age 11-13 Here
WhatsApp Parents Guide https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/globalassets/whatsappguide-for-parents.pdf
Kik Messenger Parents Guide https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/globalassets/kik-messenger-parents-guide.pdf
ooVoo Parents Guide https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/globalassets/oovoo-guide-for-parents1.pdf
YouNow Parents Guide https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/globalassets/younow-parents-guide1.pdf