Hayesdown First School

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E-Safety

E-Safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We also want to help our parents, children and community at Hayesdown First School improve their own understanding of E-Safety issues so they can learn to use the Internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.

You can download the E-Safety leaflet from our workshop

Athere home

The Internet can be used to learn, play, socialise and express ourselves. It is a highly creative place of a range of opportunities. The technology that children use every day can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online. You can download a simple checklist here that may offer help to enable you to protect your children online and decrease the risks they take.
Here are some starter conversation ideas from Childnet
– Ask your children to tell you about the sites they like to visit and what they enjoy doing online.
– Ask them about how they stay safe online. What tips do they have for you? What is ok and what is not ok to share?
– Ask them if they know where to go for help, where to find safety advice and how to report or block the services they use.
– Encourage your children to help you. They might be able to show you how to do something better online.
– Think about how you use the Internet and a family. What could you do together to get more out of the Internet?

Parent Resources
Here are a few Internet sites which are fantastic resources to support you and your child use the Internet safely.

6 apps and services that every parent should know about

BT, Virgin Media, Talk Talk and Sky advice

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

At School
As part of your child’s curriculum, access to the Internet is only provided during teacher supervised lessons. At Hayesdown we strongly believe that the use of the web and email is hugely worthwhile and an essential tool for children as they grow up in the modern world. We have taken positive steps, within school, to reduce the risks associated with the Internet. Our school internet access provider operates a filtering systems that restricts access to inappropriate materials.

During PSHE and ICT lessons, throughout the year, each class discusses how we can all stay safe online and the dangers we may face on the Internet. Each child signs an Acceptable Use Agreement (YR & KS1 and KS2) so that we know they have read and understood our school’s rules on staying safe. E-Safety Acceptable Use Agreements are available from the Reports & Policies tab.

For more information you can download our E-Safety Policy here.