The internet, apps, social media, the list goes on and on...
There is no doubt that all these things help us, entertain us, and keep us connected.
As a school, as a community and as parents we all want children to be able to use the whole range of media available.
Please take some time to explore the following links, and speak to class teachers or senior staff if you have any questions or concerns about e-safety.
Watch your settings!
TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram
- can you be found?
If you have chosen to use these apps, you will not be protected by their legal departments, as you are not legally permitted to use them.
PLEASE! Check your privacy settings.
E-safety Support is an online service that offers everything we need to deliver consistent, outstanding e-safety practice across our school to help keep our pupils & staff safe online. All staff and students participate in e-safety training and refresher training . We invite parents to take an active involvement in e-safety to ensure their children stay safe online.
Click on the picture below to access the e-safety training for parents
The School arranges e-safety training onsite at The Grange Academy for all children, staff and parents. The training is mandatory for staff and your child, so is therefore conducted during school time.
Useful Web Sites for Parents
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/8-10s/ - support for parents during Covid-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, we will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at home.
https://www.net-aware.org.uk/The NSPCC run NetAware, a website that pictorially shows you what experts say about different games and apps
www.parentinfo.org/ - This website was developed out of a partnership between CEOP and The Parent Zone and contains lots of good eSafety advice.
www.saferinternet.org.uk - Here you will find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.
www.childnet.com- An organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and the safe and positive use of the internet are addressed.
www.thinkuknow.co.uk - The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.
www.kidsmart.org.uk/ - Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has been developed by the children's internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.
www.bullying.co.uk - One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on cyberbullying.
www.internetmatters.org / - Specific help on how to set up internet controls at home. Guidance and articles for parents about keeping children safe online.
www.digizen.org - A website designed to strengthen awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is. It encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS.
https://help.instagram.com/369001149843369/ - Instagram has a help page to ensure that your security is maintained as far as possible. Just remember that this is a 13+ service and all photos uploaded immediately become the property of Instagram.