E-Safety for Parents
Dear parents and carers,
E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Thomas Harding Junior School . 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. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed.
We teach e-safety comprehensively through or ASPIRE curriculum, and all pupils are taught 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.
Our key pillars of online safety are:
1) Talk to your child about how they use the internet,
2) Set boundaries and rules about how they will use devices. Many devices even allow you to set up time limits for apps in the app settings.
3) Be a role model: e.g. no devices at the dinner table.
Balancing Screen Time
Supporting Young People Online
Safer Internet Day 2023
Safer Internet Day 2023 will take place on the 7th of February 2023, with celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’.
In the UK, we are celebrating by putting children and young people’s voices at the heart of the day and encouraging them to shape the online safety support that they receive.
Please follow the link for more information: Parents and Carers - UK Safer Internet Centre.
Remote Learning E Safety
Safer Internet Day 2021
Safer Internet Day is on Tuesday 9th February. The theme for this year’s day is reliability and trust – helping children to be critical thinkers of information they receive while using the internet.
To learn more about ‘fake news’, have a read of this PDF for parents:
Please find below several guides for your reference. You may also find useful information on the website below.
Resources for Parents
O2 have partnered up with NSPCC to give advice and support about online safety.
This is a link to their hub where you can find helpful articles and tips to help keep children safe online. To support parents and carers, O2 have set up a free helpline on 0808 800 5002. In addition, you can visit an O2 Guru in one of their stores for more advice.
New Facebook App for Kids
If you have any questions about keeping your children safe when using the internet, then please make an appointment with Mrs Hussain.
Follow this web-link to learn about E-safety.
Think You Know is a great website to allow your children to learn about the safety of the internet, chat rooms, instant messaging (IM) and text messaging (SMS). The children are able to log on to this free resource, and depending on their age, they select the correct hyperlink taking them to the virtual world of a Cyber-Cafe.
If you would like to visit the website before you allow your children, then follow the link above for parent details, or the link below to see what your child would see.