The introduction of the Computing curriculum in England aims to equip pupils with the knowledge, understanding and skills to use information and communication technology creatively and purposefully. A key aspect of this lies in being digitally literate. Online technologies play a huge role and so, providing a broad and balanced e-safety education at each key stage is vital to ensuring that pupils can navigate the online world safely and positively. (Childnet international).

At Lanesfield, we are actively promoting e-safety and it’s importance in this rapidly-changing time of technological growth. We have introduced a regular e-safety assembly on one Thursday of each half-term to promote aspects of the subject. The electronic world brings many wonderful advantages for the acquisition of knowledge, but also many dangers, some of which are not always apparent. Please find below links to sites which we think are very important to look at both as parents and children. Take some time to explore them and share with your children the parts that you think are most relevant to you and them

  Information for Parents

Technology and the Internet can be fantastic – they can help our children to learn, to create amazing things, to communicate and to entertain themselves and each other. Our children are surrounded by this technology – it is part and parcel of their daily lives.

Using technology and the Internet well is about using it safely and responsibly. Things can go wrong by accident or if behaviour isn’t sensible or respectful. Our job is not to stop our young people from using technology but to ensure that they have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to successfully navigate themselves through the online world, so they become good digital citizens.

Please click here to view our Parent Engagement guide.

eSafety Useful Links

Snapchat Snap Maps
Guidance regarding the new Snapchat map feature.

Parental Controls
This tool will help you understand how to set parental controls and all the main devices and websites your children use.

Cyber – Bullying
Find out more about cyber bullying, grooming, sharing personal information, etc.

Cyber – Bullying
Find out more about cyber bullying & prevention.

Online & Mobile Safety
A guide to internet safety and safe surfing.

Online Safety
Helping parents and guardians understand the digital world their children live in.

Online Safety
Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online, for schools to host on their own websites.

Online Safety
Lucy and the Boy – Be Share Aware.

Parental Controls
Tools and tips to keep online safe.

Stay Safe on Social Networks
Share Aware – Help your child stay safe on social networks, apps and games.

Stay Safe on Social Networks
This website provides handy practical guides on how to use social networks safely.

Stay Safe on Social Networks
Social media tips for parents.

Online Safety
Get lots of useful information and advice for your family.

E-safety Adviser
Latest newsletters about e-safety advice.

Common Sense
Improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice.

Train your pupils to be online safety experts.

Internet companies work with us to protect you & protect child victims whose images are put online.

PSHE Association
The association for PSHE teachers, leads and other practitioners.

Papyrus is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.

National Online Safety
A useful website with online safety resources for parents/carers.

Kids n Clicks
A useful resource for parents/carers that aims content to children as young as 6.

How To Report

Child Exploitation Online Protection (CEOP) website is a police agency tackling child abuse on the internet.

The Internet Watch Foundation website is the UK’s hotline for reporting illegal content found on the Internet.

UK Safer Internet Centre
Need help? This webpage contains information about what to do if a child comes to you for help and advice about how to report online concerns such as cyberbullying, inappropriate content or illegal behaviour.