E-Safety is an important part of keeping our children safe. Today’s pupils are growing up in an increasingly complex world, living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. At Vernon Primary School, we aim to equip our pupils with the knowledge needed to make the best use of the internet and technology in a safe, considered and respectful way.
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. It’s essential to be realistic - banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.
Support for parents and carers
The NSPCC has an online safety page offering tools and advice for how to keep families safe.
Thinkuknow for parents and carers
CEOP’s Think You Know site features advice to help keep children safe online, and to deal with any problems that crop up.
Internet Matters is an industry backed website with internet safety resources for parents.
Parent Zone has lots of articles, videos and advice for parents looking to support their children online.
The YoungMinds Parent's Helpline is for anyone who is concerned about the wellbeing of a child or young person.
Resources for children
Safer Internet Day
9th February 2021
This year, Safer Internet Day will be celebrating the amazing range of information and opportunities online, and its potential to inform, connect and inspire us, whilst also looking at how young people can separate fact from fiction. Through Safer Internet Day 2021 we will look at why inaccurate content exists, where it comes from, and what young people can do in response.