Beaford Community

Primary and Nursery School

Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ

01805 603263

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Online Safety

All social networking sites and apps have age restrictions - children should be age 13+ to use Facebook,  Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube. Further information about age restrictions and risks on popular sites can be found at www.net-aware.org.uk.  We would urge all parents to be aware of the age restrictions and the activities their children engage in on all apps.

Specifically, we advise:

  • Children should NOT accept friend or follower requests from anyone they do not know on any app or site
  • Children should always use the internet / apps in living areas where parents are around to supervise or support
  • Children should be encouraged to share with you what they are doing on the internet and to speak up if inappropriate comments or language are used

Please talk to your children about internet safety and help them to manage their internet accounts, ensuring their use is appropriate given their age, that any posts are private and any ‘friends’ or ‘followers’ they interact with (including online games) are known friends or family members.

Parental Controls

Parental controls are the names for a group of settings that put you in control of what content your child can see. Combined with privacy settings these can help you protect your children from the things they shouldn’t see or experience online.

Advice on setting parental controls, along with lots of other useful advice, can be found at https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/

If you have any concerns, please ask a member of staff in school. 

Useful Links

School Online Safety Policy

 

 NSPCC Online Safety has been written by NSPCC to help parents keep their children safe online.

thinkuknow - 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). Provides a link to report to CEOP if someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know.  This may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up.

kidsmart - An award-winning internet safety programme for children.

Know IT All Resources - lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.

Roblox

Lots of children are mentioning they are playing Roblox. Below are links to safety awareness for parents for this platform.

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/roblox-guide-parents 

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

Scomis Online Safety newsletter for Early Years

ScoMIS have produced  an online safety newsletters specifically for Parents and Carers of 0-5 year olds.  Each edition provides links to good websites where parents and carers can access advice, guidance and information for 0-5 year olds on online safety

September 2017 Edition

Download an E-Safety Poster

Why not put one of these posters up next to the computer at home and talk about it with your children?

 

       
eSafety Poster - KS1   eSafety Poster KS2  
Download the E-Safety Poster for KS1   Download the E-Safety Poster for KS2