Dulverton Primary

Internet E-Safety

The internet is an essential part of education, business and social interaction in the 21st Century. Therefore, at Dulverton, we consider online safety a fundamental part of our digital literacy curriculum. We work hard to promote online safety in our school through lessons and by celebrating e-safety day.  

The positives of the digital world overwhelmingly outweigh the negatives, but children, schools, parents and carers all need to be aware of the online risks. At Dulverton, we believe it is our joint responsibility to ensure we teach children how to use mobile phones and the internet safely. We are committed to helping parents and carers keep their children safe when they are using technology. In school, we monitor devices, filter the content and ensure we discuss with children how to stay safe online, as well as discussing what to do when they feel they need help.  

The guides below are taken from National Online Safety and are designed to support you in understanding the apps and games that your children are playing, as well as helping you to start discussing online safety at home.

(Links to some of the #wakeupwednesday guides from National Online Safety)

If you would like some further information about how to keep your child safe online, please see the websites below - click on the images to access the sites.

 

UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership between Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation and South West Grid for Learning. Its mission is to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people.

 

A document produced by the Department for Education on ‘Advice for Parents and Carers on Cyberbullying.’ 

 

Internet matters create practical tips to help children to have a safer online experience and build up their resilience to get the best out of the digital world as they grow. You’ll also find a range of helpful tools and expert tips for further support 

 

You can set up parental controls on Google Play. When you turn on parental controls, you can restrict what content can be downloaded or purchased from Google Play.

 

You can set up parental controls on your child's iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. You can block or limit specific apps and features on your child's device and restrict the settings on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch for explicit content, purchases, downloads and privacy.

 

Childnet produce educational resources for children, parents and teachers about a range of topics, including cyberbullying, sexting, copyright and grooming.
These are available for free online

 Below are links to some child friendly search engines. Their results are safer and more age-appropriate than other traditional search engines.