Stay Safe Online
Welcome to Sawley Juniors E-Safety page. Here you can find information and resources to help keep yourself and children safe while using the internet.
E-safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded throughout their learning time at Sawley Junior School. We at Sawley see e-safety as a top priority for ensuring a happy and fulfilling present and future. Please explore the links below to find out how you can keep your children safe online.
Are there any websites I can use to find out e-safety information?
National Online Safety - further guides to children's games and apps with downloadable guides.
Internet Matters is another non-profit organisation which has a wealth of e-safety information to offer: of particular use is their resources page which has links to a variety of organisations that can help to keep your children safe and happy: https://www.internetmatters.org/issues/cyberbullying/resources/
What can I do at home to keep my children e-safe and happy online?
The internet is a wonderful tool for children to use to learn and play. To keep children safe online it is important to open a dialogue with them about what they enjoy doing online. From here you can help to guide the children towards safe behaviour online.
- Ask your child to show you the websites apps and games that they use.
- Make an agreement that they will tell you if they see something online that worries or upsets them.
- Ask them to set their profile settings to private.
- Set appropriate parental controls on my your child's computer, smartphone / tablet and games console.
- Make sure that you know where to get help if you are concerned about your child.
A detailed e-safety checklist for parents and carers is available to download at the bottom of this page.
The Department for Education has also produced a document advising parents and carers on how to keep children safe from cyber-bullying. It is available to download at the bottom of this page.
What do we do at school to keep children e-safe?
As part of your child’s curriculum and the development of computer skills, we provide access to the internet only in teacher supervised lessons. We strongly believe that the use of the web and email is hugely worthwhile and an essential tool for children as they grow up in the modern world. But because there are always concerns about children having access to undesirable materials, we have taken positive steps to deal with this risk in school. Our school internet access provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials.
- Our school internet access provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials.
- When using then internet at school throughout the year children are regularly reminded by the staff and each other about how to stay safe online.
- On 29th January, E-Safety expert Traci Good came to school to run e-safety workshops with the children, parents and staff (http://esafetytraining.co.uk/about-us/).
- E-Safety assemblies and competitions are run throughout the year to encourage children to stay safe online
The internet is an incredible invention that is now an integral part of all of our lives; by working together our Sawley community can ensure that our children benefit from the best possible introduction to it.