At Muscliff Primary School we are always looking at ways to improve our E-Safety. We are currently 54% of the way towards achieving our e Safety mark with 360º Safe and are working towards our full accreditation.
In addition to the e-safety policies we have in school and the teaching about e-safety by our staff (policies can be found in the policy section in About us), the Safer Schools and Communities team provide yearly training for all of our children by coming into school and talking to the children about online safety.
Also available to everyone is a brilliant website www.thinkuknow.co.uk that is run by the police where you can find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. It has sections for children as well as Parents and Carers.
Tips for E-Safety
- NEVER give details of your age, gender or location online.
- Do not pretend to be much older than you are.
- Do not tell anyone which school you attend.
- Do not talk to anyone that you don’t know in real life.
- NEVER arrange to meet anyone that you have met online.
THINK about how you guide your family in the real world and do the same in the digital world – don’t be afraid to set boundaries and rules for your child from a young age
HAVE a go at some of the technologies your son or daughter enjoys – play on the Wii together and start to engage with "their" technologies
TALK to your friends, family and other parents about how they help their children to manage their digital world – you might pick up some interesting tips
MAKE the most of tools like Parental controls on computers, mobiles and games consoles, privacy features on social networking sites, and safety options on Google and other search engines
TRY not to use technology as a babysitter too often – we all do it sometimes but it’s important to know what your child is doing
MAKE digital issues part of everyday conversation – show your child that you understand how important technology is to them and talk about all its amazing benefits, but don’t shy away from difficult subjects like responsible online behaviour and bullying