e-Safety

 What is e-Safety?

 e-Safety stands for electronic safety, it is not just about keeping safe on the internet but also keeping safe on all electronic devices such as mobile phones, television etc.
 
The internet is such an integral part of children's lives these days. It opens up so many educational and social opportunities, giving them access to, quite literally, a world of information and experiences.

Whether on a computer at school, a laptop at home, a games console or mobile phone, children and young people are increasingly accessing the internet whenever they can and wherever they are.

As you would protect your child in the real world, you will want to make sure that they are safe whatever they are doing. Like learning to cross the road, online safety skills are skills for life. If your child understands the risks and can make sensible and informed choices online, they can get the most from the internet and stay safe whilst doing so – particularly from those people who might seek them out to harm them.

Internet access within school is provided by Portsmouth City Council. It  provides filtered access to standards set by the government agency Becta. Access to social networking sites such as Facebook, MSN etc are all blocked. They also filter websites based on keywords. 
 
The majority of the pages on this Learning Platform are private other than those areas that the school itself chooses to make public.
 
So, how can you protect your child online?
 
The School's e-Safety Policy may be found HERE
 
The answer is simple. If you understand the internet and understand what the risks are, there are a number of things you can do that will make your child safer online...Click here for more information.
Source CEOP.
 
Microsoft offer some information on esafety.
  
The BBC have an excellent site for developing your children's esafety skills  CBBC Stay Safe 
 
KidSMART- learn about the internet and being a SMART surfer.

Here is a video and some top tips from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

Year One have done their own e-safety posters