Keeping children safe on the internet is important for parents and carers as well as staff at The Epiphany School.
At The Epiphany School, Mr Ben Lodge(Year 6 Class Teacher) is the school's E-Safety Champion. If you have any questions regarding Online Safety contact Mr Lodge via the school office
The E Safety Policy can be found HERE.
The ICT and Acceptable Use Policy can be found HERE.
Online Safety Resources
Presentation From Dorset Police
Look at some of the children's work from Safer Internet Day 2021
Advice for Digiduck
Our Fake News
Please take the time to have a look at the websites and images below which will explain the risks children face when using the Internet and what you can do to help keep your child safe.
Look at the free online safety guides below
They provide lots of useful information for parents, carers and children!
Online Safety Storybook
Oscar’s Adventures in the Online World has been created to help you understand what it takes to stay safe in the online world. It can be used as a story book at home. All you need is a hint of adventure to open up endless hours of wonder and excitement, while learning how to make safer decisions when using the internet. Help Oscar make the right decisions so he can avoid dangers on his journey through the online world.
When searching online it is important to remind children to search safely.
Take a look at these user guides for additional advice.
The 4 big internet providers in the UK – BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media - provide their customers with free parental controls which can be activated at any time. They have come together to produce helpful video guides to help you to download and set-up the controls offered by your provider.
Additional, advice for parents can be found on the Thinkuknow website.
Vodafone produces a very useful on line safety guidance tool for parents.
The South West Grid for Learning also has a lot of advice for practitioners and parents.
The Safe Schools and Communities team (Dorset police) are able to offer several training packages for children, parents and staff.
The UK Safer internet centre runs a help line for professionals.
The NSPCC also provide support linked to social networks, apps and games.
Please find some helpful information below to help you as parents and carers talk to your child about internet safety:
Conversation starters for parents and carers
Expert tips to help you talk about cyberbullying with your child
Help keep things private on social media
Educate against hate online safety for parents