Safeguarding – e-Safety

The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children and it is important that schools, parents and carers work together to take an active role in teaching children about online dangers and how to act safely when using the internet. Therefore we are pleased to announce that Hillside Primary School has been recognised for its commitment to helping pupils stay safe online and we are now a National Online Safety Certified School.

Our Lead Person for Online Safety is Miss Nelson.

 

National Online Safety Certified School

Hillside Primary School has received a National Online Safety Certified School Accreditation for its whole school community approach to protecting children in the online world.

 

What parents need to know about…

Here are a series of parent guides produced by National Online Safety around the most common games and apps talked about in school. These are useful, informative and highlight the age-restrictions and associated risks.

 

Online Gaming

All gaming consoles, handheld devices and operating systems for PC and Mac are equipped with parental control systems, allowing parents to protect their children’s privacy and online safety according to various parameters.

With these control tools, parents can:
– select which games children are allowed to play (based on the PEGI age ratings)
– control and monitor the use of digital purchases
– limit access to internet browsing by applying a filter
– control the amount of time that children can spend playing games
– control the level of online interaction (chat) and exchange of data (text messages, user-generated content).

 

Follow the link to find information on finding these setting on different consoles, handhelds and smartphones/tablets.

https://pegi.info/parental-controls

Helpful websites

You may find the following websites useful in providing even more information on how to keep your children safe online. Click on the logos to find out more information.

 

CEOP- Child Exploitation and Online Protection

The CEOP website is extremely useful when thinking about safeguarding children online. It has lots of useful information about how to protect children as well as the opportunity to report any inappropriate incidents which have happened online.

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/ 

NSPCC

Information on the risks of going online and how to keep your child safe.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

Net Aware

Advice for parents – Your guide to social networks, apps and games

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

Parent INFO

Help and advice for families in a digital world. Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations

https://parentinfo.org/

Thinkuknow

Advice on reporting concerns to CEOP and information on keeping children safe online.

This is an education initiative by CEOP - the UKs national law enforcement agency that focuses on tackling sexual abuse of children.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

Childnet International

Information on how to keep your child safe online.

https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers