What is E-Safety?
The DfE (Department for Education) describes e-safety as a school's ability to safeguard, protect and educate pupils and staff in the acceptable use of technology and communications (including social media) as well as having established mechanisms in place to identify, intervene in and escalate any incident where appropriate.
Online and Your Child
What we do
At Whitehill Primary School we are fully committed to the safeguarding of our pupils and eSafety is of paramount importance. With the ongoing support of you as parents, we aim to educate our children to make the right decisions to keep themselves safe online. Throughout the year we offer a range of support to parents on the subject of E-Safety through talks, information on our website and general updates. E-Safety is an intrinsic part of our computing lessons and at any time the children access technology.
What can parents and guardians do?
- Set up parental controls
You can find out how to set up parental controls through your web provider here.
- Encourage your child to use ‘Safe Search’ search engines. All the links below have stronger restrictions.
www.kidsclick.orgThere is also an educational version of YouTube that can be accessed on
- Know and understand which apps your child is using.
There are always new apps for children to play games and communicate. You can find out important information about the apps such as their privacy settings, the type of content and which age groups they are suitable for.
www.net-aware.org.ukThe following information and websites may also offer further support to parents and carers.The NSPCC have teamed up with O2 to help keep children safe when they’re using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more.
Alan Mackenzie, Optimus Education, examines the research on the effects of violent video games and suggests what schools and parents can do to control behavioural changes
Keeping children safe whilst playing