This page aims to provide guidance and information in relation to E-Safety, how we keep your child safe online in school and how you can keep your child safe at home.
At Barkisland Primary School, we take e-safety extremely seriously. We believe that it is the right of all children to feel safe and secure when using technology.
We teach children to use the internet and other technologies safely, and we show them how to behave in an appropriate manner. They know what to do if they feel uncomfortable with anything they see or hear either online or through other technology such as mobile phones.
It is important to encourage a healthy lifestyle with regard to the use of technology, and teach children about the risks of exposure to inappropriate content or too much time in front of a screen.
We show children how to keep their data and security safe, and we teach them to be critical of the things they see online.
Our acceptable use policy which holds detailed information about how we ensure our children remain safe in their use of technology. You can download it below.
As parents we encourage you to set up filtering on your home internet. To learn how to do this for the major providers of internet please click the text below. There are more links at the bottom of the page to give guidance on this.
The Worldwide Web can be a confusing place, especially if you are unsure of what you are doing. Therefore, we have provided links to some excellent and trusted websites that explain and explore a range of issues.
Some links to useful information:
- Think U Know - containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
- Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents. You can also read their 'Digital Parenting' magazine.
- Kidsmart - An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
- Know IT All - lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
- Bullying UK - Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
- Kidscape - An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
- Childline - ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.
- BBC - super site to teach children about keeping safe on the internet
Click on the pdf icons below to download some helpful colourful posters you can display at home. There is also a guide produced by Yorkshire and Humberside Grid for Learning about setting restrictions on Apple devices and another on using google.
In addition we have also provided links to help guides that you will probably find useful as your child begins to use the internet.
This link takes you directly to windows website with guidance on setting parental controls.
Google also has some exellent information and guidance:
For information on safety settings in Youtube: