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eSafety @ Melbury - Parent Information

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'eSafety' is a term which means not only the internet but other ways in which young people communicate using electronic media, e.g. mobile phones, tablets, apps, websites etc. It means ensuring that children at Melbury, as well as staff and the wider school community, are protected from harm and supported to achieve the maximum benefit from new and developing technologies without risk to themselves or others.

 

eSafety is crucial strand of safeguarding and is promoted in the classroom through our eSafety Curriculum (which incorporates objectives from our computing and PSHE curriculum).

 

Our Whole School eSafety Curriculum aims to teach all children at Melbury how to use technologies safely and responsibly and is divided into 8 different areas of focus:

 

 

 

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Below is the overview of our Whole School eSafety Curriculum from F1 to Year 6:

 

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What should I do as a parent to keep my child safe?

Be involved: what are your children doing online? Find out who your childrens’ online friends are.
Be prepared: Lay out clear boundaries of where your children are to go on the Web and install Internet filters.
Be critical: Children are using the Internet to do their homework, help them evaluate the material they are looking at.
Be informed: Look at Melbury's eSafety Policy (file attached in the additional documents section below) Make sure it is something you are comfortable with.
Be visible: Where is the computer situated in the house?
Be partners with Melbury to keep your children safe when they are using the Internet. Make an appointment to speak to Mr Edwards (eSafety Coordinator) if you have any questions or concerns.
 
REMEMBER:
Be there: It is not enough to give out rules and regulations; make surfing a family activity and not an alternative childminder.
Be able to listen calmly: Let your children know if they are upset by anything they see on the Internet they can come to you.

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Unsure about what games, apps or websites your child is using?

Below we have attached up-to-date (May 2017) guidance for Parents regarding all of the latest games, apps and websites your child may be using, and the potential e-safety risks that they may face when using these games, apps and websites:

To make sure you're up-to-date see the 'CSE Social Media Library' pdf guide below:

 

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There is a huge range of e-safety advice available on the internet - a few useful links are below:

 

 

Below are some additional documents to keep you informed of up-to-date eSafety issues:

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