E-Safety for Parents

Computing in the 21st Century is seen as an essential area of learning. It plays an important role in the everyday lives of children, young people and adults. Consequently, schools need to build in the use of new technologies in order to equip young people with the skills they will need to access life-long learning and employment.

At Wellstead Primary School, we are delighted to provide children with the opportunity to use a wide range of resources to deliver our curriculum. Whilst exciting and beneficial both in and out of the context of education, much IT, particularly web-based resources, are not consistently policed and users need to be aware of the range of risks associated with the use of these Internet technologies. At Wellstead Primary School, we understand the responsibility and importance of to ensuring that the children are aware of and understand a range of eSafety issues.

For parents and carers the internet has opened a whole new world dangers and opportunities. Parents can sometimes struggle to keep up with the things their children are doing online while others – who may be quite used to using the technology themselves – perhaps don’t realise that children need to be supervised while accessing the internet. At the school, we teach eSafety at an age-appropriate level to each year group each year. 

Below are a number of websites and links to support parents / carers in being aware of the dangers online and ways that you can support your child in keeping safe when using the internet.

Our Wellstead Parents E-Safety Presentation

parentINFO: helping children and young people stay safe online.

Think-U-Know: advice from the Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre

KidSmart: a guide to online safety for all internet users

Hampshire's guidelines on social networking

CEOP: lots of useful information for parents / carers on esafety issues

Key Stage 1 'Think then Click' rules (click image to enlarge poster)

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Key Stage 2 'Think then click' rules (click image to enlarge poster)

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