Welcome to our e-safety page. Here you will find lots of useful information about keeping your child safe online. We have useful leaflets giving information on lots of the apps, sites and games that the children commonly use, as well as regular magazine updates from Alan Mackenzie and Digital Parenting. At the top of this page, you will also notice the CEOP report button. If you or your child have a concern about something they experienced online, then you can use this to report it.
Recently, we had an outside expert contact us to share some e-safety updates and he suggested that one of the best ways to monitor children's internet usage is to keep devices in communal family areas and out of bedrooms. We appreciate that this is not always possible and so what we would recommend in this instance is keep talking about what children are doing online and make sure they know what to do, or who to go to if they have a concern.
If you have concerns about something your child has seen online please visit the following website and report it immediately.
Useful E-Safety Links
Keeping children safe on Social Media
We know it is important that children and young people feel confident in disclosing to adults when they see or experience something which upsets them or makes them feel uncomfortable – whether that is to talk to you or a trusted teacher and that they do not feel worried that the app will just be taken away from them.
Find out more about on parental controls for apps such as YouTube, Netflix, Xbox, PlayStation and a variety of other popular services presented by Internet Matters. TikTok have recently updated their parental controls so parents/carers can have more control over what your children are doing online. Please see the links below:-
Internet safety information - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
Parental checklist - https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/
TikTok parental guidance - https://www.tiktok.com/safety/resources/for-parents?lang=en&appLaunch=web
Here are two videos that can help you to set parental controls on devices too.
https://youtu.be/s9C7AyX3YGU - The LSCP parental controls parent video
https://youtu.be/PrWJte5NAzw - The Online Safety Live Stream may offer more advice and tips too.
Here is the story Smartie the Penguin, a fantastic resource to share with our younger children in school. This helps to explain internet safety:
Lincolnshire County Council have information on keeping children safe online, as well as many other topics too. To access this information follow the link- Lincolnshire Stay Safe Partnership
Lincolnshire Safeguarding Board also provide useful information on keeping children safe online. To view their site follow the link - Lincolnshire Safeguarding Board
Go Compare have created a useful resource to help parents make use of their broadband filters and keeping children safe online. To view this follow the link - Go Compare
Internet Matters is a site offering parents help and advice on e-safety. CLICK HERE to visit their site.
We are aware a lot of children enjoy playing games on consoles such as the Xbox Series X or a PlayStation5. With Xbox Live and PlayStation Plus, it is possible for the children to chat and play online with friends. You are able to put parental restrictions on these so you can limit the time played, the content they can view, the people they can talk to and the apps they can use such as the internet browser.
Below are some useful letters / leaflets that you may find useful;
Google is a commonly used search engine for children and adults alike. However, it is not the safest search engine for children to use. A better one for children to use is www.Kiddle.co or if Google is to be used, follow the instructions below to set up Google Safe Search.
Please note that Musical.ly is now known as Tik Tok.