Children at Mossley Primary School use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning.
In school, we have 'e-safety' posters around our shared learning areas and above the computers to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online. We also have an 'Internet Saftey Day' when the children complete a range of internet safety tasks and activities and learn more about how to stay safe when online.
At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of websites (both good and bad) and so we have provided you with a number of steps as to how best protect your child when they are online.
- Use Mossley Primary School website: Use our own website to access resources and games to assist in the learning of your child. All of the sites we have links to are safe for your child to use independently.
- Explore e-safety sites - There are lots of links to useful e-safety sites listed below. They are great fun to explore, so why not browse through them with your children?
- Social Media (Facebook, Twitter etc) - Many of these sites have a minimum age limit which our children have not yet reached and so pupils should NOT be using them. They do not offer high levels of protection, allowing children to communicate with anyone.
- Keep your computer in a shared area - Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.
Download our eSafety Posters:
- We have these e-safety posters on display in our school. Why not put one up next to the computer at home and talk about it with your children?
Some links to more information:
- Internet Matters - an e-safety app designed for children aged between 8-10 which can be used alongside an adult to ensure the children make smart choices as to how to stay safe.
- Think U Know - containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
- Vodafone Parents - Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents. You can also read their 'Digital Parenting' magazine.
- Kidsmart - An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
- Know IT All - lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
- Bullying UK - Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
- Kidscape - An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
- Childline - ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.