e-safety

e-safety encompasses internet technologies and electronic communications such as mobile devices and wireless technology. 
At Sybourn, we recognise the need to educate children and young people, highlighting the benefits and risks of using this technology. Providing safeguards and awareness for users to enable them to control their online experiences. 

On this page you will find information on how Sybourn promotes
e-safety at school plus useful links to raise 
e-safety awareness in the home.At Sybourn, pupils follow the SMART rules which have been produced by KidSmart. These rules are taught in ICT lessons and are embedded into our classrooms. Sybourn promotes e-safety through displays, assemblies and parent workshops.

Promoting e-safety at home
It is important that you regularly talk to your children about how to keep safe when accessing the online world. Instil an element of trust but, at the same time, ensure they understand that there are consequences for misusing this technology.
 Here are some simple rules: 

– Request your children’s usernames and passwords to any email, website or social networking sites. Explain to your child that you will only use these when you feel it is necessary.
– Don't allow mobile devices or computers in bedrooms, especially after bed time. Mobile devices can be charged in the kitchen or living room. 
– Set up internet filtering and security settings on your home router. See below for details or get information from your internet provider.
– Bookmark certain sites that your child can access.
– Only allow younger children to go on the internet in a supervised room        such as the living room.
                                                                                     – Regularly discuss the dangers of the internet and what they can do if                                                                                                they find themselves in a difficult situation

For more information on keeping your child safe on the internet, please visit:
Vodafone
ChildNet 
UK Internet Safer Centre


Click here to see our Information and Communication Technology Policy.
Click here for a guide to using the internet safely.
     

For more information on how parents can ensure the e-safety of your children, see the links below:

Below are some useful videos on how to set up security settings on your router.


How to set up BT Parental Controls

YouTube Video


How to set up Sky Broadband Shield

YouTube Video


How to set up Virgin Media Parental Controls

YouTube Video


How to set up TalkTalk HomeSafe controls

YouTube Video


How to delete a YouTube channel

YouTube Video


How to delete an Instagram account

YouTube Video


How to delete a Facebook account

YouTube Video