E-Safety

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E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Kings Ash Academy . We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material.

E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

TOP TIPS

  • Talk to your child about what they’re up to online.
  • Be a part of their online life; involve the whole family and show an interest. Find out what sites they visit and what they love about them, if they know you understand they are more likely to come to you if they have any problems.
  • Encourage your child to go online and explore!
  • There is a wide variety of age-appropriate sites online for your children. Encourage them to use sites which are fun, educational and that will help them to develop online skills.
  • Set boundaries.
  • Think about what they might see, who they talk to and how long they spend online. It is important to discuss boundaries at a young age to develop the tools and skills children need to enjoy their time online.
  • Keep up-to-date.
  • Children grow up fast and they will be growing in confidence and learning new skills daily.
  • Think about your equipment.
  • Keep all equipment that connects to the internet in a family space. I is important to keep internet use in family areas so you can see the sites your child is using and be there for them if they stumble across something they don’t want to see. Make sure you’re aware of which devices that your child uses connect to the internet, such as their phone or games console.