E-Safety Information and Advice

Firbeck Academy pupils use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning - every effort is made to ensure that they are adequately supervised at all times. In school, we have regular 'e-safety' activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.

Out of school, children may be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of groups (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.

Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:

  • Explore e-safety sites - There are lots of links below to useful e-safety sites for children. They are great fun to explore, so why not browse through them with your children?
  • Facebook / Instagram / Snapchat / etc - Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them.
  • Keep your computer in a shared area - Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.
  • Use a screen grab - on a PC press the fn prtsc button and then paste into a word document. On a mac command- shift-3 – this allows a record of unwanted messages to be kept.

Some links to more 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).
  • Internet Safety Zone - Look in the 'Under 13s' section for useful safety advice and information.
  • 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

We'll attach letters sent out to parents tackling e-safety / cyber builling which may prove to be a useful prompt when working through this issue with your children. Please refer to 'Related Downloads' in the side bar.

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