E-Safety at Valley Primary School
The internet and online world offers a multitude of opportunities for learning, communication and creativity. At Valley, we want to help children make the most of these opportunities safely and with the tools to be responsible online citizens. We promote positive online behaviours to help children negotiate the continually evolving digital landscape. Below are some resources and links to safety help and advice.
www.parentinfo.org/ - This website was developed out of a partnership between CEOP and The Parent Zone and contains lots of good eSafety advice.NSPCC 'Share Aware' - Help your child stay safe on social networks, apps and games.
www.saferinternet.org.uk - Here you will find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.
www.childnet.com- An organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and the safe and positive use of the internet are addressed.
www.thinkuknow.co.uk - The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.
www.kidsmart.org.uk/ - Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has been developed by the children's internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.
www.bullying.co.uk - One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on cyberbullying.
www.internetmatters.org - Specific help on how to set up internet controls at home. Guidance and articles for parents about keeping children safe online.
www.digizen.org - A website designed to strengthen awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is. It encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS.
Instagram security help - Instagram has a help page to ensure that your security is maintained as far as possible. Just remember that this is a 13+ service and all photos uploaded immediately become the property of Instagram.
https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/media-literacy-research/childrens/children-and-parents-media-use-and-attitudes-report-2021 - This report examines children’s media literacy. It provides detailed evidence on media use, attitudes and understanding among children and young people aged 5-15, as well as about the media access and use of young children aged 3-4.
Managing Children's Screen Time and Going 'Tech-Free'
Managing screen time: advice for parents – a useful 9-point list of tips for parents.
More managing screen time advice – this has some more great tips for managing screen time.
10 tips for managing screen time – another blog post with 10 handy tips.
Tips for how to go ‘tech-free’ for an evening/weekend – this page also has some more ideas of tech-free activities that families could do together.