E-Safety Advice & information

E-Safety Talks for Parents

Do your children spend a lot of time online? Do you know exactly what they are doing? Should you be worried? We regularly run sessions through which we aim to answer these questions and many more.  As technology develops at an ever increasing pace, many parents can feel that they are being left behind. News stories can lead us to think that there is danger lurking in every chat room, social networking site and behind every computer screen, but is this really the case?

These sessions contain a presentation  & hand outs which will explain the risks and the benefits clearly and provide suggestions for ways in which you can keep your children safer when they are online. This is not a technical session; it is about keeping children safe when using the internet. Our sessions will last about an hour and will be partly based on a questionnaire that Amherst children have filled in out about their use of the computers and the internet. Please do come along if you can.

Please click here to download a useful information and fact sheet to support parents. This was sent out to accompany Friday 6th February’s newseletter linked to Safer Internet Day.

 

E-Safety advice & Frequently asked questions

Frequently we are told about the dangers of letting our children surf unsupervised but it is a shame to miss out on some of the great sites the internet has to offer.

Qu. How could I make my child’s web browsing safer?

All the main browsers have options for making the web a safer place for children to surf. Or you could consider a child-friendly browser such as Kidrocket , KidZui, Kidrex or Pikluk.

Qu. Where else can I get guidance about keeping my children safe online?

Search for these titles to get some more help and advice about keeping your children safe online.  There is also a further E-Safety Page on our site which can be found by following the Year Groups menu to the Curriculum Area pages.

Childnet-international – helping to make the internet a safer place for children.

Know IT all resources and advice for parents to help their children stay safe online.

Qu. My child likes watching videos on Youtube but as a parent I’m concerned about some of the content there and comments.

Many Parents have asked during E-Safety sessions about ways to allow their children to enjoy the content on Youtube without being exposed to some of the elements of the site.  We’d suggest looking at …

Sprogtube.com –  SprogTube is dedicated to promoting a safe environment for children to watch YouTube videos. All the videos on SprogTube are child friendly and have been watched by parents to make sure the content is safe and appropriate for children.

or

You could look at using Quietube …

This is a simple browser-based solution to the distractions of a full YouTube page.

Here’s how to use it:

Go to Quietube. It’s a one page site.

Click View on your preferred browser and make sure Bookmark Bar is enabled.

Drag the quietube box in the middle of their page on top of your Bookmark Bar. Quietube should appear there.

Navigate to the YouTube video you want to watch. When it loads, click the Quietube bookmark in the bar.

 

E-Safety in our curriculum

We are asked by Parents how we embed E-Safety skills into our Computing lessons and throughout our curriculum.  Below is an overview for each Year group and how E-Safety is integrated into each terms Computing teaching units.

E-Safety Road Map for Years 3, 4 ,5 & 6