Latest advice from ESafety Advisor Alan Mackenzie
Protecting children against extremism and radicalisation:
Do you know what your children are doing online? It is really important that parents and carers work with us to ensure children stay safe in their use of technology. When we talk about e-safety, we are not just talking about the internet. We are talking about the use of computers, games consoles (such as X-Box), mobile phones, televisions, tablets (such as the iPad) and many other things.
There are several elements to e-safety that we teach at Roseberry:
- How to use the internet safely, and what to do if something goes wrong or we see something we shouldn’t.
- How to keep ourselves safe – keeping our details private and keeping our data secure.
- How to behave when using technology – being courteous and respectful of other peoples feelings, and what to do if others treat us in a way which is not kind. This strand also links with our behaviour and anti-bullying policies.
- Encouraging a healthy use of technology – not over-using mobiles, consoles or computers. Choosing suitable and appropriate games, taking into account the PEGI rating.
You will have been asked to fill out our ‘acceptable use policy’ when your child started in September. This details some of the ways in which we encourage children to behave, and outlines our rules for safe use of technology. We also ask your permission for the use of photos and video on the website and in other places.
Do your children use social media including gaming sites such as Club Penguin, Stardolls, Movie Star Planet ? Here is the latest advice from UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS)