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Online Safety News:

Digital Leaders

We are pleased to announce that we now have 10 Digital Leaders from Years 5 and 6.
The Digital Leaders will be meeting on Thursdays after school and will be learning about online risks and how to keep themselves safe on-line. They will share their developing knowledge with other children, staff and parents who will be encouraged to participate in the Anti Bullying week (12th - 18th November 2018) and Safer Internet day on 5th February 2019.



Throughout the year, the Digital Leaders will be running some workshops for parents and carers. We will let you know as soon as the dates for these are set

Staying Safe Online

Here at Manor, we take the safety of your children very seriously and this includes helping them to stay safe when they are communicating through any form of electronic device, most typically via the internet. The most common examples are: forums, instant messaging, mobile phones, video games, email, YouTube and social media). Common social media websites with an age limit of 13 are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, Tumblr and Kik. 

How can you protect your child online?
You first of all need to understand the risks which are listed below. You will then to need to read our parent leaflet which includes our child friendly internet safety policy created by our school councillors in 2016.

What are the risks?
The main dangers associated with children’s use of the internet are:

Privacy - Around 25% of 8-15 year olds with a social networking profile have it set to open, either to anyone or to friends and their friends - Ofcom Media Literacy Study 2011

Grooming - 29% of children in the UK have had online contact with people they had not met before - EU Kids Online II

Sexual images - 11% of children in the UK have encountered sexual images online and 12% of 11-16 year olds have received them - EU Kids Online II

Cyberbullying - 21% of UK children say they have been bullied and 8% say this occurred on the internet - EU Kids Online II

Harmful content - 19% of UK 11-16 year old internet users have seen one or more type of potentially harmful user-generated content – EU Kids Online II

Fraud - 45% of 12-15 year olds claim to understand how search engines operate but one third say they think all search engine information is truthful - Ofcom

How can I reduce these risks?
Make your home E-Safe by following the 5 Do's and Don'ts for an E-Safe Environment (see download below). Use the websites listed below to support you. They include useful information, helpful advice and games for children to play while they learn about the importance of E-Safety. Also explore the other useful useful documents from East Sussex County Council below.

Useful Websites

Please go to the Children's Section of this website and then the Online Safety link. There are also many websites detailed in the information and online resources section of the parent leaflet created in November, 2016.

Online Safety