Visit www.oursafetycentre.co.uk to get information on a range of e-safety matters.

E-Safety

E-Safety is an awareness of how to use the internet (and technology in general) safely.

Within curriculum time we focus primarily on the importance of secure passwords, the use of critical thinking to filter search results and information found online and how to make the right choices when personal data might be shared. This is taught alongside the use of technology such as our chromebooks and the digital tools that we use in lesson time. However, we are aware that in school we are working within a relatively safe 'walled garden', where children's access to the internet can be largely controlled and curated by ever-watchful staff and network security. 

We know that for parents, the internet at home can be a challenging environment to manage; children will often have largely unsupervised access to everything that it offers and this can mean that they stumble into unwanted areas. Balancing the desire for them to take personal responsibility for online activity, a sensible degree of oversight and  the demands of family life can be difficult.

Similarly, once an app or game becomes 'the next big thing' amongst older peer groups it can be difficult to explain to younger children why it's not right for them yet, or to prevent them accessing it at all without taking a hardline stance over more general access.

It's not possible to cover every aspect of this in a single page, but we hope that the resources and links here will provide starting points for parents keen to learn more about how to support their children growing up in 'the Digital Age'. 

All of the newsletters published below are available in the SchoolJotter App too. 

E-SAFETY NEWSLETTERS

Latest Newsletters

  • 30 Sep 2022
    OCTOBER online safety newsletter

    Attached is the latest online safety update.

    This month covers Snapchat and Be Real - the latest competitor for Tik Tok.

    There is also information about some fun online activities linked to Oliver Jeffers' children's books

    You can find all the monthly newsletters in the Jotter app or at https://www.fir-ends.cumbria.sch.uk/e-safety

    resent: updated with pdf that doesn't lose formatting when opened :-)

  • 30 Sep 2022
    SEPTEMBER online safety newsletter

    Instagram
    Omegle
    How to talk to younger children about online safety

  • 30 Sep 2022
    JULY Online safety newsletter

    Information about:
    Tik Tok
    Whatsapp
    Youtube
    Sendit
    Online challenges and hoaxes

  • 30 Sep 2022
    JUNE Online Safety newsletter

    Information on:
    Family settings for android and apple
    Grand Theft Auto
    Minecraft

  • 03 May 2022
    May Online Safety Newsletter

    The latest online safety update is attached.
    This month covers topics such as tik-tok, sources of information to support discussions about online sexual harassment and ways to reduce the number of inappropriate pop-up adverts that children may be exposed to online.

    Our Monday afternoon adult learning course for the final half term will be focused on online safety. Details to follow.