Online Safety

At Edgware Primary School children are regularly use the Internet for educational use. The benefits of the Internet provides children with a platform for research and accessing curriculum websites. Technology provides opportunities for learning, and we at Edgware want the pupils get the most from it, by encouraging and supporting online behaviour.

The school has invested in an online filtering system to prevent children from accessing inappropriate sites. The system monitors internet activity to ensure that children are kept safe from accessing inappropriate websites. The school has regular e-safety activities and sessions to remind children the importance of keeping themselves safe on the Internet.

Pupils can sometimes be given unsupervised access to the Internet at home. This page has been set up by the school to help parents and children to stay safe online at home. Here are some useful tips and links to help you to keep your child safe online:

  1. Talk to children about online safety
    Children are spending considerable time using the internet at home. That’s why it’s important to start talking to your child about keeping safe online at an early age.
  2. Computer location
    Place your computer in a shared location at home so that you can see what your child is using the computer for.
  3. Explore together
    Ask your child to show their favourite websites. This will help you to see what they are doing online. By exploring together online will encourage your child learning using the internet.
  4. Know who your child is talking to online
    Children could meet strangers online through online social networking sites and online gaming networks. They see these strangers as friends. Explain to your child of the possible dangers of speaking to strangers online. Strangers can lie about their age and about themselves.
  5. Set boundaries
    You can set boundaries on how long your child may spend time online and at what times during the evening they can use the internet. Check with certain websites about age rating, especially with online games sites. Discuss with your child about the information they can share with other players.
  6. Parental Controls
    You can set up parental controls to stop your child from accessing unsuitable content online.
    Internet Service Providers (ISP), laptops and software has settings that can active parental controls. You can talk to your ISP and restrict certain sites by contacting your Internet service provider.

Use www.swiggle.org.uk, a safe search engine to use at home. This allows children to search safely on the net.


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The Edgware Primary Online E-safe zone contains resources, links, advice and support for children and young people, parents or carers and teachers promoting safe and responsible use of the internet.

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Thinkyouknow.com


The website is all about how you can be
careful when you go on the internet.

Get Safe

Getsafeonline

A beginner's guide to using the Internet
safely.
 

Kidsmart

Kidssmart

Kidsmart is an award winning internet
safety website for parents and for staff

Bullying Bullying.co.uk This web site gives advice for
children and parents on bullying.
Vodaphone Vodafone.com Learning & Fun: Digital Parenting
magazine
parentinfo Parentinfo Parent Info is a collaboration between
CEOP and Parent Zone
Childnet

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
Internet matters Internet Matters Specific help on how to set up internet
controls at home
Digizen Digizen A website designed to strengthen
awareness and understanding of
what digital citizenship is.
nspcc NSPCC We’ve teamed up with O2 to help
you keep children safe when they're
using the internet, social networks,
apps, games and more.
Digitally Digitally
Confident
Leading the way in online safety
safeguarding and digital literacies.
Cyber Cyber Aware Cyber Aware is a cross-government
awareness and behaviour change
campaign delivered by the Home
Office.
UK Safer Safer Internet Here you will find e-safety tips,
advice and resources to help children
and young people stay safe on the
internet