At St. Michael's Nursery and Infants School we take eSafety very seriously and teach it to children through all lessons where ICT is used, ICT lessons, specific presentations, assemblies and class circle times.

There is a vast amount of information out there for parents/carers and children to access to help highlight the key aspects of keeping safe when online.

Below are a number of documents/resources that we feel are useful and will help to highlight the importance of eSafety.

What Parents Need to Know About Instagram
What Parents Need to Know About Twitter
Appropriate Filtering for Education settings
A Parents' Guide to Facebook
A Parents' Guide to Managing Media
Family/Parental Control Guides for iPhones and Games Consoles
Gaming Advice for Parents
Golden Rules
Hector's Safety Button
Keeping Young Children Safe Online
Keeping your child safe online - A checklist for parents and carers
Online Blackmail
Online Gaming
SMART Thinking
Staying Safe Online from Online Predators and Cyberbullies
Supporting Young People Online
Useful Websites
Vodafone Special Edition 2013
Young People and Social Networking Sites Guide for Parents

Do you know who is talking to your child on the internet tonight?

Children love using the Internet, they use it in ways many of us find unimaginable for example:

  • Blogging
  • "Facebooking" their friends
  • Playing games
  • Downloading music and films
  • Chatting

However, like all technologies using the Internet can present some risks, not only to children and young people, but also to us adults.

The answer to keeping children and young people safe on the Internet is by educating them how to use it properly and who to report issues to which make them feel threatened or uncomfortable. We wouldn't let a child cross the road alone without teaching them how to do it safely so why let them loose on the Internet without explaining some of the dangers?

St. Michael's Nursery and Infants School takes internet safety very seriously and implements many safety features to keep children safe when using the internet in school, however it is your responsibility to keep your children safe while they are on the Internet at home or, increasingly, via mobile technologies.