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St Anne's Catholic Primary School

"Love one another as I have loved you in our home, school and Parish family"

E-Safety

ESSENTIAL PARENTS INFORMATION

Most children today have access to the Internet through a variety of different devices, at home and at school – through phones, tablets, games consoles, laptops and PCs.

 They play games and use apps that allow them to chat with other children, share videos and photos and make in-game purchases.

 It can be hard to keep up to date with all the apps and games that are available to your children but we hope to be able to help you by providing information on this page.

 A good starting point is:

 https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

and

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

Net aware provides guides to a variety of different apps letting you know what you can do in the app, the recommended age ranges and what any risks might be. These are some of the key ones to know about:

 

 TikTok is a social media platform that lets you share and discover 15 second video clips.

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/tiktok/

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/wake-up-wednesday/tiktok-guide/

 

Minecraft – is a game that lets you build, create and explore virtual worlds with building blocks

 https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/minecraft/

 

Roblox – is an online game and app where you can create and share your own games and games that others have made. There is an option to chat to other players. 

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/roblox/

 

Instagram – is a popular photo sharing site, it is possible to comment on other people’s photos.  

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/instagram/

 

WhatsApp –  is an instant messaging app which allows you to share photos, videos, text messages and make calls.

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/whatsapp/

 

Snapchat – The snapchat app lets you send videos, photos and messages to your friends which appear briefly and then disappear: https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/snapchat/

 

 Check out this page for guides to many more games and apps: 

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/

 

Woozworld is a virtual gaming app which allows the user to create their own fashion themes avatar and do quests.  It has chat facilities and the app has been described as being designed for the ‘tween’ market with the average age of users being between 8 and 14.

 

Other useful websites include:

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

www.disrespectnobody.co.uk

www.saferinternet.org.uk

www.internetmatters.org

www.childnet.com/cyberbullying-guidance

www.pshe-association.org.uk

educateagainsthate.com

www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-use-of-social-media-for-online-radicalisation

CSE Social Media Library

parentsafe.lgfl.net

safepolicies.lgfl.net (as well as templates, the UKCIS framework and PSHE guidance are here)

safeposters.lgfl.net

sexting.lgfl.net

syv.lgfl.net

livestreaming.lgfl.net

bodyimage.lgfl.net

bullying.lgfl.net

sendsafe.lgfl.net

Please click on any of the links below to read the monthly E-safety policy to support parents in supporting their children.

June 2018 - Newsletter - click here to view.                                                             January 2020 Newsletter - click here to view.

July 2018 - Newsletter - click here to view.                                                               February 2020 Newsletter - Click here to view.

September 2018 - Newsletter - click here to view.                                                  March 2020 Newsletter - Click here to view.

October 2018 - Newsletter - click here to view.                                                       Houseparty newsletter - click here to view.

November 2018 Newsletter - Click here to view.                                                    May 2020 Newsletter - click here to view.

December 2018 Newsletter - Click here to view.                                                     June 2020 Newsletter - click here to view

January 2019 Newsletter - Click here to view.                                                          September 2020 Newsletter - click here to view.

March 2019 Newsletter - Click here to view.                                                           October 2020 Newsletter - click here to view.

April 2019 Newsletter - Click here to view.                                                                November 2020 Newsletter - click here to view.

May 2019 Newsletter - Click here to view.

June 2019 Newsletter - Click here to view.

July 2019 Newsletter - Click here to view.

September 2019 Newsletter - Click here to view.

October 2019 Newsletter - Click here to view.

November 2019 Newsletter - Click here to view.

December 2019 Newsletter - Click here to view.

 

With the Internet becoming a more important part of our everyday lives, it is important that children are able to use it safely. 


Below are two search engines that use Google's safe search, which helps to filter out inappropriate websites, images and videos.

Pawsexplore

Safesearchkids

Below is a website that will help guide parents and children on how to be safe on the internet. There are different courses for children of all ages.

 

 

  




It can be very hard for parents to monitor what their children are accessing. Sky, Talktalk, BT and Virgin have all added ways of parents being able to filter the content that is available to their children. 

 

Please find below links explaining how to filter your internet so children can use it safely.

Sky       |       Talktalk        |         BT          |        Virgin
 
Other ways to protect yourself...
 
K9 Web Protection is a FREE PC Internet filter and parental control software for your home Windows or Mac computer. K9 puts YOU in control of the Internet so you can protect your kids.
 

 

Games consoles

Xbox parental controls. Xbox includes parental controls that help you restrict your child's ability to play inappropriate games and watch inappropriate DVD movies.

For more information, read Parental Controls: Software settings to help keep kids safe.

 

Sony Playstation parental controls  PS3™ and PS4 system includes parental control settings that restrict the playing of content with parental control restrictions (such as game or video content) or the use of the Internet. You can adjust these settings so that content intended for mature audiences cannot be viewed by children.

For more information, read Parental Controls: Software settings to help keep kids safe.

 

Phones and Tablets

iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.    You can enable Restrictions, also known as parental controls, on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Restrictions stop you from using specific features and applications. Learn more about the types of Restrictions and how to enable or disable them on your device.

For more information, read Parental Controls: Software settings to help keep kids safe.

 

Android base phones and tablets.

4.3 jelly bean

 Restricted profiles: restrict app permissions and create a safe environment in Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. 

For more information, read Parental Controls: Software settings to help keep kids safe.