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AvenueInfant School

E-Safety

At The Avenue we want to celebrate the benefits of technology and educate the children to be safe in its use.  E-safety is a vital element of safeguarding children and young people. It also emphasises the importance and use of new technologies in a positive way as well as encouraging young people to develop safer online behaviours.

Internet safety is addressed throughout the year through our Computing and PSHE curriculum and whenever technology is used in our learning.  We teach the children the questions they need to ask themselves to keep themselves safe online.  We also have special Internet safety weeks to promote working safely in a digital world.

E-safety means electronic safety. It is about protecting children in the digital world and ensuring they feel safe when accessing new technology.  It is a vital life skill and one we take very seriously so the children grow up using technology appropriately and safely.

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, it is important that we ensure that parents are as informed as possible about online safety. This week we have attached a guide on setting up devices for children to allow them to be safe online and enjoy the online world. A little time configuring the device properly can save a lot of anguish later. Here are our top tips to ensure that a dream gift from the Christmas holidays doesn’t turn into a nightmare into New Year. In the guide, you'll find tips such as adjusting the screen time settings, setting windows limits and installing Xbox family settings.

 

 

Please find below many useful websites to support E-Safety at home:

UK Safer Internet Centre - Online Safety Tips, Advice and Resources | Safer Internet Centre

Online Safety for Children - Tips & Guides | NSPCC

The Ultimate Guide to Protecting Your Child Online in 2021 (vpnmentor.com)

Parents homepage (thinkuknow.co.uk)

Child friendly games and activities:

Interland (beinternetlegends.withgoogle.com)

Home activity packs for 4-5 year olds (thinkuknow.co.uk)

Home activity packs for 5-7 year olds (thinkuknow.co.uk)