E- safety is the safe use of information systems and electronic communications, including the internet, email and social media, children can access these through a range of devices including PCs, laptops, tablets, mobile phones and games consoles. It is important that children and young people understand the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology. It is important to safeguard children in the digital world as well as ensure they understand and enjoy the benefits of new technology. We are committed to supporting our children develop safe on line behaviour.
Parents are advised to set security levels within internet browsers to ensure that children are unable to access inappropriate material. Locating internet activity in a family area will enable adequate supervision of children as they use the internet.
It is important to set up some simple rules an example of these can be found here:
Encourage discussion with your child
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, and where did they learn them? What is OK and not OK to share?
Ask them if they know where to go for help, where to find the safety advice, privacy settings and how to report or block on the services they use.
Encourage them to help. Perhaps they can show you how to do something better online or they might have a friend who would benefit from their help and support.
Think about how you use the internet as a family. What could you do to get more out of the internet together and further enjoy your lives online?
Report a serious E-Safety incident to CEOP
Useful E-Safety documents and websites