E-Safety

In a world where technology provides us with so many great opportunities to extend our knowledge, connect with people and play games, it is really important that both parents and children know how to stay safe. Our school e-safety policy ensures that children are able to take full advantage of the potential of computing, while doing so in the safest environment we can create. We want a generation that is equipped with the tools needed to take full advantage of every opportunity available to them, in the safest possible way. The links on this page all lead to amazing sites full of the most up to date information. Every year we try and send out a free magazine full of top tips and advice, and there are regular, pertinent updates in the school newsletter. For now, use these websites to make sure your children are as safe at home as they are in school, and know what to do if things don’t work as they should.

Click here to view Jessie & Friends: online safety education for 4-7s.

Click here to view information on Age Restrictions for Social Media Platforms.

Scomis Online Safety Newsletter for Parents – July 2019

Scomis Online Safety Newsletter for Parents – May 2019

 

DITTO Magazine specialising in online safety, specifically within education to children, young people, schools and other organisations, and parents:

Edition 20 September 2019

Edition 19 June 2019

 

Childnet International 

Parents and Carers can find all the information needed to keep your child safe online via the Childnet International website.

 

Establishing Parental Control

The National Crime Agency have recently realised information regarding the dangers associated with children using online streaming and mobile devices. The UK Safer Internet Centre have produced some excellent guidance for parents on how you can use parent controls on a range of mobile devices to safeguard content that children can access. These guides, which can be accessing by clicking on the links below, cover a range of media devices including:

The Key have produce some excellent fact sheets for parents on the latest internet craze Fortnite and You Tube. These fact sheets provide advice about how to use the safety features within the applications to help protect your child. to download the fact sheets please click on the links below:

Fortnight Factsheet

YouTube Safety Factsheet

Pokemon GO – What parents need to know

Parenting in the digital world

Parents and Carers Information

Parents and Carers Internet Safety Plan

Parents and Carers Pack Overview

Parents and Carers Quick Activities

 

ScoMIS Parents Online Safety Newsletter March 2019

 

ScoMIS Parents Online Safety Newsletter February 2019

 

Important Online Safety Update – February 2019

We have been made aware of a disturbing trend online, called Momo, which is being accessed through Whatsapp and other social media. Please be extra vigilant and supervise your children when online and accessing mobile apps.

Recent guidance from the Plymouth Safeguarding Children Board has been circulated including an ‘MOMO Online Safety Guide for Parents ‘ from National Online Safety.  Please click here to view the MOMO Online Safety Guide for Parents.

They have requested that we remind parents not to focus solely on ‘Momo’, and advise parents to:

  • Talk to their child about what they are doing online and how to stay safe.  Let them know they can come to them or another trusted adult if they are feeling worried or upset by anything they have seen.
  • Explore their child’s on line activities with their child.  Understand why the child likes using them and help them know what they can do to keep themselves safe.
  • Agree family rules when using sites, apps and games.
  • Manage technology and use settings, blocking and reporting available to keep children safe online.

For more advice and support about keeping children safe online, call the free O2 NSPCC Online Safety Helpline on 0808 800 5002 or visit:

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

 https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/

 https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre

Contact Info
All enquiries should be addressed to Mrs K Allen, Business Manager
  • Plympton St. Maurice Primary School, Plympton Hill, Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 1UB
  • 01752 337427
  • st.maurice.primary.school@plymouth.gov.uk