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E-Safety at South Grove Primary School

At South Grove we take e-safety very seriously. E-Safety is embedded within the school’s Computing curriculum and Schemes of Work. It is also contained within the schools PSHCE Curriculum.
 
E-Safety is also covered throughout the year through focused assemblies. The school takes part in the National Internet Safety Day. Regular workshops are also held for parents annually.
 
It is vital that the school works in partnership with parents and carers to ensure that our children are safe when having access to all forms of ICT online protection. This page is intended to promote e-safety for pupils, parents and carers.
 
If there are ever any concerns around e-safety please do not hesitate to contact the school.

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The Digital 5 A Day

- Simple steps to a balanced and digital diet and better wellbeing

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SIX TOP TIPS To Keep Primary Kids Safe Online During Closure

Parent Guide - Children are bound to spend lots more time on devices during school closure. DON’T FEEL BAD ABOUT IT – lots will be schoolwork or catching up with friends. But there are ways to keep them safe, healthy and happy.

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SwitchedOn Online Safety at home

In today’s technology-driven world, it is vital that we prepare children so they can deal with online content independently and safely. This booklet includes four fun activities for you to try out at home with your family.

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September 2021-2022 || Age Restrictions for Social Media

Do you know what the minimum age for account holders on these social media sites and apps are?

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September 2021-2022 || Be Smart on the Internet

Remember, be SMART!

Safer Internet Day 2021

Dear Parents/Carers,

On Tuesday 9th February schools and youth organisations across the UK would be celebrating Safer Internet Day 2021. Safer Internet Day is a global campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology, which calls on young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers and more to join together in helping to create a better internet.

Using the internet safely and positively is a key message that we promote in South Gove Primary School, and celebrating Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year. Due to Lockdown, and the majority of children not being in school, we have decided to postpone the day until all the children return. Safer Internet Day encourages numerous debates and discussions and we feel this would be more beneficial in a whole class setting with their peers.

We would, however, like the children to celebrate in some sort of way on the day. Therefore, there will be an E-Safety Poster Competition (for each Key Stage) for your child to complete. On Tuesday 9th February, please look out for the assignment which will be posted on your child’s Google Classroom.

In the meantime, here are some other resources which you may find helpful in supporting your child online:

  • Advice for parents and carers from Childnet
  • Tips, advice and guides for parents and carers from the UK Safer Internet Centre
  • Guides on popular apps and games from NetAware
  • Reviews and information about games, apps, TV shows and websites from Common Sense Media
  • Help on using parental controls and privacy settings from Internet Matters
  • Information and reporting of online grooming or abuse from CEOP

Online safety is an important issue which as a school we’re committed to teaching our pupils about.

If you have any concerns or questions about keeping your child safe online, please do get in touch with your child’s class teacher, Miss Marable or Ms Montgomery.

Parent Guides

Parents, please download these useful Guides


 

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ESAFETY GUIDE || Rocket League

Rocket League is a free-to-play multiplayer vehicle football game. It was developed by Psyonix, now part of the Epic Games family (which also includes Fortnite and Gears of War). Rocket League is essentially a football game where, instead of running, the players drive rocket-powered cars. The game was a surprise hit that took the world by storm when it first released in 2015. Rocket League is available for the Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC, MacOS and Linux.

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ESAFETY GUIDE || Zoom

Founded in 2011, Zoom is one the world’s leading video conferencing software providers. It has a number of features, including video and audio conferencing, real-time messaging, screen-sharing and the ability to upload, share and search for content. Users can start their own meetings or they can join meetings set up by others.

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ESAFETY GUIDE || Discord

With over 14 million daily users, Discord is one of the most popular communication tools for gamers. It allows you to create or join what are known as ‘servers’, where different users can talk in groups via text message or voice call. There is also the option to send direct messages and make video calls.

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ESAFETY GUIDE || Live Streaming

Live streaming is the term used to describe the broadcast of a real-time video from a mobile device, tablet or games console. Many live streaming apps have the functionality for interactions from viewers, such as commenting, live chats and sending reactions during the broadcast.

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ESAFETY GUIDE || reddit

Reddit is a rather unique site that blends the idea of a social network with news, discussion forums and various other media. The site is broken down into a huge number of categories covering every topic imaginable.

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ESAFETY GUIDE || Instagram

Instagram is an image and video sharing app that allows users to share moments with the world. The app has a live streaming feature and additional add-ons, such as ‘Boomerang’, ‘Hyperlapse’ and ‘Layout’, which can be used to enhance their feed.

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ESAFETY GUIDE || SNAPCHAT

Snapchat is a photo sharing app for mobile phones and tablets. Users can share images and videos directly to specific friends, or through a ‘story’ shared with their entire friend list, which documents the previous 24 hours. In a study, Snapchat was ranked the 4th most negative app in terms of having an impact on young people’s health and wellbeing, with children feeling that they can use the app Snapchat to “make you look pretty.

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ESAFETY GUIDE || TikTok

TikTok is a global video community where users create, share and discover ‘funny and memorable moments’ via short video clips – typically about 15 seconds long.

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Parent Guide - Age Ratings - January 2019

If you have children, it is understandable to have concerns about the films and TV shows they watch, as well as the games they play. In this guide, we take a look at the two official ways you can assess if a particular title is suitable for your child.

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ROBLOX Parent Guide

According to the Roblox website, 'Roblox is the world's largest interactive social platform for play. For those of you not so familiar with the game, it is a multi-player online gaming platform which allows children to play and create a variety of games in a 3D world.

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Fortnite Parent Guide

'Fortnite - Battle Royale', is a free to play section of the game 'Fortnite' The game sees 1 00 players dropped on to an island from a 'battle bus' where they have to compete until one survivor remains.

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Screen Addiction Parent Guide

It can be challenging for parents and carers to know whether children are spending too much time on their devices. Furthermore, it’s even more of a challenge to know whether a child is addicted to the internet and social media.

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WhatsApp Parent Guide

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, with more than 1.5 billion people in more than 180 countries using it to send and receive text, photos, videos and documents, as well as make voice and video calls through an Internet or Wi-Fi connection.

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FIFA Parent Guide

You don't need to be the biggest football fan in the world to have heard of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) - the governing body for football

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Youtube Parent Guide

YouTube is a video sharing site/application that enables you to upload, view, rate, share and comment on a wide variety of videos.

Links to online resources and information about E-Safety

The links below are those recommended by the school to support parents and children when considering e-safety.

THINKYOUKNOW: keeping your child safe online while they are off school

Here’s a document explaining what you can do to keep your child safe while they are learning and having fun online. Sections include:

  • 8 steps to keep your child safe online this month
  • Support your child with films and activities from Thinkuknow 
  • Other recommended resources

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SWITCHEDON -  ONLINE SAFETY AT HOME (Click to view PDF)


 

Thinkuknow.co.uk offers you the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. This site offers great advice and raises good questions to think about with technology at home and school. thinkuknow.co.uk offers you the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology.
www.thinkuknow.co.uk


Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.



Know it all resources are designed for both teachers and parents to support e-safety at home. It contains a wealth of information for parents including supporting young people online and Know it All for Primary as well as guidance for teachers on Social Networking.
http://www.childnet.com/resources/kia/



Children can test their  internet safety knowledge with Hacker, listen to some Stay Safe songs with Helen Skelton, News Kids On the Block and Bobby Lockwood and get some tips from the Horrible Histories gang. There are many downloadable topics that will support parents with their children at home including tips for staying safe online, cyber-bullying and much more.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe



Play Like Share follows the adventures of Alfie, Ellie and Sam as they form a band and enter their school’s Battle of the Bands contest, taking on the mean but ‘cool’ Popcorn Wizards as they go. The three friends learn that while the internet can help, they need to use it wisely and safely.
The aim of the films is to help 8-10 year olds learn how to stay safe online. In particular, the films teach them to spot the early signs of manipulative, pressurising and threatening behaviour by people they might meet online, and develops their confidence to respond safely and get help.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/playlikeshare/

Posters

Print off these useful posters

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Tell a trusted adult

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Parent Talk

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