Online Safety For Parents
What is E-Safety?
E-Safety – Electronic Safety
E-Safety promotes the safe use of information systems and electronic communications. E-Safety encompasses not only internet technologies but also electronic communications via mobile phones, games consoles and wireless technology.
Why Is E-Safety Important?
We live in a digital age where technology is playing an ever increasing part in our lives; it is changing the way that we do things both inside and outside of school and although we recognise the benefits of technology we must also be aware of the potential risks and ensure that all governors, staff, pupils and parents/carers and the wider community associated with the school, are able to use technology in a safe and responsible manner.
We take E-Safety very seriously at St.Anne’s. Our aim is to encourage all children to understand the huge benefits of using the internet, whilst also highlighting any possible risks they may encounter, and how to deal with them.
New App that parents need to be aware of
ooVoo is a new video chat app that lets you make video calls, voice calls and send texts to friends and family. Like many other sites and apps, ooVoo is used by both adults and children. This means that children can be directly contacted by an adult they don’t know. Furthermore, activity on services such as ooVoo is often adult in nature.
CEOP recommends that sites such as ooVoo should only be used by young people aged over 13, who have set their privacy settings to only allow contact with people they know and trust in the real world. for more information and guidance please follow the links below:
We are proud to be a Digital Parenting member of Parent Zone.
To some parents, the internet can seem like a bit of minefield. With new technology emerging all the time, it can be hard to stay up to date and – more importantly – it can be hard to stay ahead of the kids.
Paul Bradshaw, Schools Improvement Liverpool:
‘Schools Improvement Liverpool are proud to be associated with the work of Parent Zone, who have helped support our work in improving the e-safety of the children and young people of Liverpool. They provide a range of high-quality materials (including the free Vodafone Digital Parenting magazine and Digital Parenting Membership resources) that can complement a school’s approach to e-safeguarding.’
The Vodafone Digital Parenting Guide covers every area of the modern web and mobile internet you can think of; from apps and games to location services and online videos. If your online knowhow needs a bit of a refresh, or if you’re just keen to know the tricks to staying safe, look no further!
Click on the links below to view each magazine.
We are regularly updated with information from Parent Zone and we will continue to publish any information we find relevant.
Alan Mackenzie is an E-Safety Adviser who produces comprehensive newsletters for parents. Click on the links below to view.
Click on the links below to learn more about keeping your children safe on the internet.
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Ensure that you stay safe while you are using social media apps or websites. Read our useful safety guides to set your privacy settings.