E-Safety


Our Burrowmoor Online Safety Lead is Laura Walker

It is really important that everyone (both children and adults) knows how to stay safe online. Using the Internet sensibly is something that we encourage all children to do during their time at Burrowmoor Primary School.

Here are links to some useful websites where you can learn more about being safe on the Internet.

 

Skoodle
Skoodle

Use Skoodle as a safe way of learning new ICT skills and communicating with friends. It's great!

 
Hector, Lee and Kim will help children aged 5-7 to use the Internet safely.
Cybercafe
KS2 children can use the cybercafe to explore different forms of technology safely.
BBC Stay Safe
BBC Stay Safe

The BBC have set up this great site to help you to stay safe online. There are videos, games and interactive activities to try!
BBC Chatguide
Safe Surfing with Doug

This site, from Disney, will help you to stay safe on the Internet.
Ask for Kids
Ask Kids
The children's version of Ask. Very useful.
Picsearch
Picsearch
Use this site to search for pictures. It's much safer than Google Images, but remember that you still need to take care when searching for images online.
Freefoto
Freefoto
A great site to find photos to use in your school projects.
Fact Monster
FactMonster
If you need to do research about a topic, FactMonster is a good place to try.
Childnet
Childnet
These cartoons illustrate 5 e-safety SMART rules and include a real life SMART Crew of young people, who guide the cartoon characters in their quest, and help them make safe online decisions.

 

Children at Burrowmoor use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular 'e-safety' activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.

At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.

Links on how to setup online safety on Gaming Consoles:

PS4

XBox One

  • Explore e-safety sites - There are lots of links to useful e-safety sites for children in our Children's Area. They are great fun to explore, so why not browse through them with your children?
  • Facebook / Bebo / Myspace - Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them. They do not offer the same levels of protection as Skoodle, allowing children to communicate with anyone.
  • Keep your computer in a shared area - Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.

Download some eSafety Posters:

  • Why not put one up next to the computer at home and talk about it with your children?

eSafety Poster - KS1

Download an eSafety poster for KS1 (4-7 year olds)

eSafety Poster KS2

Download an eSafety poster for KS2 (7-11 year olds)

Some links to more information:

  • Parent INFO - Parent Info is a collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone. Parent Info provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children's wellbeing and resilience.
  • Think U Know - containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
  • Vodafone Parents - Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents. You can also read their 'Digital Parenting' magazine. 
  • Internet Safety Zone - Look in the 'Under 13s' section for useful safety advice and information.
  • Kidsmart - An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
  • Know IT All - lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
  • Bullying UK - Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
  • Kidscape - An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
  • Childline - ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.