Online Safety Newsletter April 2019_Malvern

 All members of our school community are expected to follow our E-safety Strategy.

 E-Safety Strategy

If you require any help in ensuring your child stays safe online please feel free to speak to any member of staff.

Please look at our esafety guides below.

The internet for many parents can be a daunting place but to our children it is a necessity of life. Access to the internet has never been so vast and continues to spread with the increasing popularity of tablets devices and access through mobile phones. To support you in protecting your child on line there are some useful links below to sites with tips and guidance:

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Simplified Social Media Terms and Conditions for Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and WhatsApp


Children often don’t know what they’re signing up to when they join Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, WhatsApp or Instagram.  That’s why the Children’s Commissioner have worked with lawyers to create simplified versions of Terms and Conditions for the most popular social media platforms.




Young & eSafe


A wonderful new resource from the office of the Australian e-Safety Commissioner that can be used by schools and parents.




Screen Time boundaries

(Source: http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/hot-topics/screen-time-boundaries)


Advice for parents and carers with children aged 0 to 7.


Top Tips

1. Use digital devices together: Get involved in your child’s online activities. Have fun, play games and learn together online, just as you would in the physical world. It will then be natural for your child to turn to you if they experience anything upsetting online.

2. Set clear expectations: Clear family rules can help your child have a positive start to their digital life and get the most out of being online. Ask your child to help create some family rules.

3. Be informed: Many digital devices, services and content providers offer a range of parental controls. You can choose the type of content and options that are suitable for your child.

4. Establish good habits early on: Both adults and children enjoy sharing moments with family and friends through online images and videos. Starting conversations and good habits early on is a great way to support children in staying safe online.



Information and support

(Source: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/707761/Keeping_Children_Safe_in_Education_-_September_2018.pdf)


There is a wealth of information available to support schools, colleges and parents to keep children safe online. The following list is not exhaustive but should provide a useful starting point:


Organisation/Resource What it does/provides
thinkuknow NCA CEOPs advice on online safety
disrespectnobody Home Office advice on healthy relationships, including sexting and pornography
UK safer internet centre Contains a specialist helpline for UK schools and colleges
swgfl Includes a template for setting out online safety policies
internet matters Help for parents on how to keep their children safe online
parentzone Help for parents on how to keep their children safe online
childnet cyberbullying Guidance for schools on cyberbullying
pshe association Guidance and useful teaching resources covering online safety issues including pornography and the sharing of sexual images
educateagainsthate Practical advice for parents, teachers and governors on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.
the use of social media for online radicalisation A briefing note for schools on how social media is used to encourage travel to Syria and Iraq
UKCCIS The UK Council for Child Internet Safety’s website provides:

• Sexting advice

• Online safety: Questions for Governing Bodies

• Education for a connected world framework


NSPCC NSPCC advice for schools and colleges
net-aware NSPCC advice for parents
commonsensemedia Independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media for children and their parents
searching screening and confiscation Guidance to schools on searching children in schools and confiscating items such as mobile phones
lgfl Advice and resources from the London Grid for Learning