E-Safety Advice for Parents

In an evergrowing digital world, E-safety is a fundamental part of children's education and is embedded within their learning in school. 

We want to support parents and children with their understanding of e-Safety so that the internet and other forms of digital media can be used in a safe and secure way.

In school our computers are set with filters so that children cannot accidently stumble across images or content which could be inappropriate for them. At home your computer will not use these filters unless they have been set up specificially.

To ensure that your children are safe online we recommend that you do the following;

  • Set filters on your computer.
  • Talk to child about not giving out their personal details online.
  • Place the computer in a main room of your house so you can oversee what they are looking at.
  • Regularly check their search history to see which sites they have been on.

Remember for Facebook you need to 13 years of age!

A 'set up safe' checklist, along with other useful links relating to e-safety, can be found in the documents below.

UPDATE: February 2017:

Cheshire Police have recently shared a link to an app which is available on both Apple and Android devices. The app is free and is called NetAware.

"NSPCC have teamed up with O2 and designed a free app for your mobiles called NetAware. It is a simple guide for parents to the most popular social networks, apps and games. Learn about the privacy settings and safety guidelines for Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and more. You can also read up-to-date reviews from parents and children for each app, game and social network.

The straightforward, no-nonsense advice will untangle the web, and show you how you can be just as great a parent online, as you are the rest of the time.

Key features:
• Minimum age rating for each social network, app and game
• Parent and child views on how easy it is to sign up, report abuse and adjust privacy settings
• What people are saying about the top 50 most popular social networks, apps and games
• Find out how likely your child is to come across inappropriate content"

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Contact the School

St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Dane Bank Avenue

Main Contact: Mrs L Lee, School Business Manager

Tel: 01270 685174