Online Safety News: Digital Leaders
Safer Internet Day (SID) is run each year to promote the safer, more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones for children throughout the world. As part of SID 2019, our Digital Leaders led assemblies for KS1 and KS2 based on the theme of online consent.
The assemblies were interactive and were followed by age appropriate lessons in class.
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.
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.