Internet Safety 2019-08-02T14:36:45+00:00

Hello and Welcome to the E-Safety section of the school website.  On this page we will feature news and advice about keeping your child, and sometimes yourself, safe whilst online.  Online Safety is growing in importance everyday as we become more connected with friends, family and the online global community.   The internet has a great deal of wonderful and useful pages to explore. Most of us would be lost without the ability to ‘google’ facts and information.  Your child’s homework projects would be more time consuming and some more daunting without the information that we can find online.  Unfortunately, with all the good that we can do and find, there are also many potential hazards.  The things that we advise the children to do to stay safe online can also be adopted by adults. We are going to work with all of the children to help them to become ‘Digital Citizens’, build their online resilience and help them to make good choices, both on and offline.

We cannot, of course, do this without parental support.  On this page you will find useful websites to help tackle issues which you and your child are confronted with.  These websites also contain advice guides to Social Media, games and setting privacy controls on a range of devices.  If you have any questions or would like any help or advice from school, please contact Mrs Dyde at nicola.dyde@hungerfordacademy.org.

Useful Websites & Resources

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command.
https://www.internetmatters.org/ Internet Matters is a not-for-profit organisation that has a simple purpose – to help keep children safe in the digital world.
http://www.childnet.com/ Childnet International are a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ A guide, produced by the NSPCC, to the social networks your children use.
http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/ This  is the website for the UK Safer Internet Centre.  It is  a partnership of three leading organisations: SWGfLChildnet International and Internet Watch Foundation with one mission -to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people.
http://dwn5wtkv5mp2x.cloudfront.net/ufiles/Instagram-Safety-4×4-Checklist_web.pdf Instagram Privacy and Safety Checklist
http://www.esafety-adviser.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/DITTO-Ed-13-June-2018-compressed.pdf This is a free Newsletter from e-safety adviser.  Lots of good advice and some great reviews on games and App
https://www.playstation.com/content/dam/support/manuals/scee/en-zz/parents-guide/parents-guide-to-playstation-01-en-zz-28oct16.pdf  Some useful guidance from PlayStation
http://www.esafety-adviser.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/DITTO-Ed-13-June-2018-compressed.pdf

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/fortnite-battle-royale-parents-guide/

 Advice from National Online Safety about the popular game ‘Fortnite’
 http://swgfl.org.uk/products-services/esafety/resources/Snapchat-Checklist/Snapchat-Checklist_new_2  Snapchat Privacy and Safety Checklist
http://dwn5wtkv5mp2x.cloudfront.net/ufiles/Twitter-Checklist_web.pdf Twitter Privacy and Safety checklist
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/social-media-guides?utm_content=buffer75542&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Handy guides to some of the more popular social media sites all on one webpage

TES Online Safety Edition – WARNING

The TES recently produced an Online Safety edition. Many professionals were moved by its content and felt it should be shared with a wider audience.  To do this the TES have allowed the edition to be shared, for free, among schools and places where children are the main concern.  The content of some of the articles is quite harrowing but I feel it is something of which we all need to be aware.  To download a copy please follow the link below. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/tes-online-safety-special-11751651

As stated in the school newsletter, to download directly from the TES you will need to create (or have) an account.  If you would prefer to download a PDF copy please click on this link.

TES Online Safety