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.
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.
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 Workshop
Please click on the link to see some of the content covered in the recent Online Safety workshop held on 6th March 2019. We also have some information booklets that can be picked up at our main office.
NSPCC workshop information
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