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Results of our latest e-safety questionnaire can be found here

Please click to read our e-Safety Policy

Herts for learning produce an eSafety newsletter each term for parents.

eSafety newsletter Autumn 2017#

Useful Web Sites for Parents

Protecting children’s privacy online https://www.bestvpnrating.com/guide-children-privacy.

20 Ways to Protect Kids Online - A Parents Guide https://thebestvpn.com/protect-kids-online/

Choose - Staying safe online - parental control software https://www.choose.co.uk/guide/parental-control-software-for-internet-safety.html

Net Aware -   a site where parents review and rate social media apps and sites based on the features and how appropriate it is/isn't. It describes the potential dangers and even tells what age children should be allowed to have access to http://www.net-aware.org.uk/

Technology and Play - click here to view a report based on a research project conduced by the Universities of Sheffield and Edinburgh, in partnership with CBeebies, the children’s media companies Dubit and Foundling Bird and Monteney Primary School, Sheffield.

This report contains advice on using apps/ tablets with your child, what skills are needed and setting up safe habits from an early age.

"Set up safe habits from an early age

Whilst very young children are less likely than older children to be using apps that give them direct online access, accidents can happen – such as toddlers inadvertently spending a fortune on in-app purchases. It is best to set up parental controls and develop safety strategies from the beginning. A good place to get advice on managing safety issues and finding resources to help in this area is the UK Safer Internet

website: www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources"

www.parentinfo.org -  Autumn 2015 saw the release of this excellent new website. It was developed out of a partnership between CEOP and The Parent Zone and contains lots of good eSafety advice. Teach kids online security basics - If you're a parent, you can help your kids use the Internet safely by teaching some basic rules. Here are some basic lessons that parents can help their kids learn

www.saferinternet.org.uk- Here you will find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.

www.parents.vodafone.com- Being very accessible, this provides information and guidance to parents to help under the digital world. There is also an online test to see how much you know.

www.internetmatters.org- Lots of guidance and articles for parents about keeping their children safe online.

www.digizen.org- A website designed to strengthen awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is. It encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS.

www.childnet-int.org - A non-profit making organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and children’s safe and positive use of the internet are addressed. Childnet International produce an online CD guide specifically for parents KnowITAll - www.childnet-int.org/kia/

www.thinkuknow.co.uk - The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own edcational website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers. 

www.getsafeonline.org/  A beginners guide to using the Internet safety, including a quiz and some video tutorials about how to ‘stay safe’ on-line.

www.kidsmart.org.uk/ - Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children.  It has been developed  by the children's internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.

http://consumers.ofcom.org.uk/2011/10/advice-for-parents/ - Managing your Media - Good Ofcom online safety video and guide for parents/carers     

www.bullying.co.uk - One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on bullying.

13 Reasons Why Facebook is for 13 year olds - Herts County Council (PDF)

'Mind the Gap' Herts County Council (PDF) - Questions you may want to ask your children

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

Parents' Guide to Internet Safety (Who is Hosting This?)

BBC Guide to E-Safety 1

BBC Guide to E-Safety 2

The internet is an exciting and fun place for adults and children to use and explore educationally and socially.  The challenge for parents, carers and teachers is to make sure our children are aware and understand how to be safe when using the internet and related technologies.

Our e-safety policy can be viewed by clicking here.

 

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