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Keeping Children Safe Online

Keeping your child safe online

Online Safety is an integral part of children's education in today's digital world and is embedded in their learning at school.

 

At Dawley Brook Primary school, we teach children to stay safe online. It is our aim to support parents/carers to improve their own understanding of online safety issues, so that you can engage with your children regarding their use of the internet while at home.

What is Dawley Brook Primary School doing to keep your children safe online?

Dawley Brook Primary School uses the Smoothwall filtering and eSafe monitoring systems to protect the school from online threats and monitor the children's online activity when in school. You will see our most up-to-date certificates on view at the school office:

 

To help parents/carers to understand and be aware of the resources and strategies we use at school you can access Dawley Brook Primary School's E-safety policy here:

What can you do at home to help keep your children safe online?

 

We understand that it can be so difficult for adults to know what to do for the best when it comes to online safety.  It may seem as if the technology is going at such a rate that it is hard to keep on top of all the new things coming out.

 

The main thing to remember is that whatever app, website or game that becomes the new craze:

 

  • Stay vigilant to your child’s internet use, and have open conversations about what they like to do
  • Remind then that the same social rules apply online as in real life, so be kind, polite, and wary of strangers
  • Teach children about what the dangers are, and what they can do if they get worried
  • Talk to older siblings about being considerate of their younger siblings age when watching things online with them
  • Don’t leave children alone with digital devices until you have shown them how to interact safely online, and to tell you if something is wrong.
  • Make sure you use parental settings on all of your devices, and never let them play games with a PEGI rating too old for them.
  • Above all, don’t feel ashamed about not knowing about every new technological development.  Ask other parents, and us at school if you are worried.

For more detailed information regarding E-Safety at home, Dudley Safeguarding Children Board E-safety group have put together the following advice. You can download it below:

For more specific 'How to...' guidance click on the links below:
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