More and more, we find ourselves living in an ever-changing technological age. Use of computers, mobile phones and social media is evolving and we need to move with it. Indeed, the use of technology is an essential resource to support learning and teaching; playing an important role in the everyday lives of children, young people and adults.
Consequently, we at Lambley Primary School need to build in the use of these technologies in order to prepare our young people with the skills for ‘Life beyond Lambley’ and the skills to access life-long learning and employment.
At Lambley Primary School, we understand our responsibility to provide the essential computing skills that will help as the children grow but also understand our responsibility to educate our pupils on e-Safety issues; teaching them the appropriate behaviour and critical thinking skills to enable them to remain both safe and legal when using the internet and related technologies (in and beyond the context of the classroom)
The e-Safety of our children is of paramount importance to the school and something that we monitor and revisit regularly. Our e-Safety Policy explains how we do this and is available for you to download below.
We also understand that parents and carers will also be very concerned about their children and ensuring they are safe when using the Internet at home. Please see the information and external links below for further information.
Firstly, we encourage all parents to set up internet filtering and parental controls. To learn how to do this for many of the major providers, please click below:
We also urge parents/carers to talk to their children about how to use the Internet at home and how to behave safely. Children can report any inappropriate content, contact or conduct they encounter online to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) by visiting this page and clicking the report button (as seen below).
Parents can also download an e-safety poster from online. We would recommend downloading one and putting it up next to your computer and talking to your child about it.
Advice and Guidance
Please note, all external links to websites are not monitored by Lambley Primary School and will change on a frequent basis. We are not responsible for the content of those sites. They have been posted here as they offer guidance and support on how to be as safe as possible on the Internet.
- Site that looks at what security steps you need to take in order to help protect your data. https://securityplanner.org
- https://www.commonsensemedia.org/– for info on age ratings of movies, TV shows and video games.
- https://www.bbc.com/ownit– online safety tips aimed at children. There are some good video clips for them to watch and discover e-safety independently.
- https://www.premierchoiceinternet.com/online-privacy/– further advice regarding e-safety: online privacy, preventing online theft and fraud and building a secure social media life.
- https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/– for more info on e-safety
- https://www.esafety-adviser.com/latest-newsletter/– great site with a free downloadable magazine every month to guide you through the latest trends, issues and safer thinking.
- https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/keeping-your-under-five-safe-online/– practical tips to help you think about safety for your children under five.
- AskAboutGames:Supporting families with video games
- Childnet: Keeping under-fives safe online
- Internet Matters: Guidance for parents of pre-schoolers
- London Grid for Learning: Portallinking to various resources on parental engagement around online safety
- NSPCC: Guidance for parents on keeping children safe online
- Parent Zone: Digital Parenting magazine
- Parent Info
- Thinkuknow:Guidance and information for parents/carers from NCA-CEOP