West Ewell Primary School and Nursery

To become primary status from September 2017.

Happy Days - Bright Futures

E-safety Guidance for Parents and Carers

 

Put yourself in control

Make use of the parental controls on your home broadband and any internet-enabled devices. You can find out how at your broadband provider’s website or by visiting internetmatters.org.

 

Search safely

Use safe search engines such as primaryschoolict.com or kids-search.com. Safe search settings can also be activated on Google and other search engines as well as YouTube. You can find out more at google.co.uk/safetycentre.

 

Agree boundaries

Be clear what your child can and can’t do online – where they can use the internet, how much time they can spend online, the sites they can visit and the type of information they can share.

 

Explore together

The best way to find out what your child is doing online is to ask them to tell you about it. Put the family computer in a communal area so you can see what sites they’re visiting and share with them. Help your child to understand that some people lie online and not all information is accurate.

 

Check if it’s suitable

The age ratings that come with games, apps, films and social networks are a good guide to whether they’re suitable for your child. The minimum age limit is 13 years for several social networking sites, including Facebook and Instagram. The age restriction is there to protect children’s personal information under the 1998 The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

 

Learn about it

Use the ESMART rules we use at school:

 

  • keep Every personal detail private and using a nickname where necessary
  • keep passwords a Secret
  • keep Messages polite and be a good online friend
  • Ask before using the internet, playing a new game or downloading files
  • be Responsible and only talk to people you know in real life on the internet (some games such as Club Penguin and Moshi Monsters have a social element)
  • Tell an adult if you see something that upsets you or you feel unsafe

 

 Useful websites: www.safety.lgfl.net     www.ceop.gov.uk     www.thinkuknow.co.uk      www.getnetwise.org   http://www.childnet-int.org/safety/parents.aspx