E Safety for Parents
This can also be called 'internet safety', 'online safety' or 'web safety'. E-safety is often defined as the safe and responsible use of technology. This includes the use of the internet, and also other means of communication using electronic media (e.g. text messages, gaming devices, email etc).
Please remember that children should be 13 or older to open an Instagram or Facebook account.
We teach children about E-Safety and encourage them to follow the SMART rules for staying safe online:
S: Stay safe: don’t give out personal information or passwords
M: Don’t Meet up: meeting someone you have only met online can be dangerous. Always check with an adult you trust
A: Accepting files: Accepting files, emails or pictures from people you don’t know can cause problems
R: Reliable: Check information before you believe it.
T: Tell someone: tell an adult if something or someone makes you feel uncomfortable.
Parents and carers play a key role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe online, and they are one of the first people children turn to if things go wrong. We know it can be difficult to stay on top of the wide range of sites and devices that young people use, so we hope that the following advice helps.
Useful guides for parents:
Internet Matters: guide to setting up parental controls around the home
Report abuse online: Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)
E Safety advice for parents – July 2020 SR