E Safety for Parents
Children at The Russell School use the Internet on a regular basis to support learning across the curriculum
To enable the children to develop their understanding of the dangers that can be hidden in cyber space, the school focusses on E-Safety throughout the Computing and PSHE curriculums.
The teaching of E Safety is used to educate the children on the importance of keeping themselves safe when online whether that be on a computer, laptop, tablet, phone or games console.
Please click here to access the presentation from the E Safety meeting for parents which was held in May 2016.
The links below contain useful information to promote online safety.
- Use internet filtering software such as CyberSentinel, walled gardens and child friendly search engines - Browser controls often offer differing degrees of security for each family member (see the O2 link below for 'how to' video tutorials).
- Check out what child protection services your Internet Service Provider (ISP) offers.
- Ensure children are using internet compatible devices in communal areas of the house.
- Tell your children not to give out any personal details. If they want to subscribe to a service (after gaining your permission) make up a family name.
- Make sure your children only use moderated chat rooms, and ask them to introduce you to their online friends.
- Encourage your children to tell you if they feel upset or threatened by what they see online.
- Write a family ‘acceptable use policy’ for working on the computer.
- Surf together, and be a part of their online life.