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eSafety

The internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge, especially when your children may have better technical skills than you do.

The internet and online technologies are an important part of children’s lives at home and school, providing great opportunities for learning, communicating, playing and creating, however children and young people still need support and guidance to ensure they manage their online time positively and safely.

The main areas of risk are;

  • Conduct – children and young people need to be aware of the impact their online behaviour can have on themselves and others
  • Content – children and young people need to understand how to avoid or report online content that may be hurtful or harmful
  • Contact – not everyone is truthful online and children/young people need to learn the importance of setting and reviewing privacy settings.
  • Commercialism – Young people need to learn how to block pop-ups and spam and turn off in-app purchasing to make sure their online enjoyment is not spoiled.

North Chadderton School has a clear, progressive esafety education programme as part of the Computing curriculum and PSHE curriculum covering a wide range of skills and behaviours appropriate to a student’s age and experience.

Talking to your child is one of the best ways to keep them safe online, helping them to understand how to stay safe online and what to do if they ever feel scared or uncomfortable.  You can also use parental controls on social networks, online games and browsers and on both hardware and software that can filter or monitor what your child can see.

The types of conversations and actions that are helpful to you and your child are;

  • Discussing how to stay safe online and asking what your child is doing online
  • Asking your child to show you their favourite things to do online
  • Knowing who your child is taking to online – ask questions
  • Setting rules and boundaries, discussing how to treat people online
  • Making sure that content is age appropriate
  • Using parental controls to filter, restrict, monitor or report content
  • Checking your child knows how to use privacy settings and reporting tools

Keep your child safe when using SnapChat

Snapchat have introduced a new feature, the Snap Map.

This feature allows users to see where in the country their Snapchat contacts are as well as seeing location based photos and videos. Users can zoom into the map to see the exact location of their friends.

It is important to be careful about who our students share their location with as it can allow people to build up a picture of where they live, go to school and how they spend their time.

Therefore, please ensure your child’s settings allow them to be safe.

Please click this link which provides details of:

  • How to access Snap Maps
  • Who can see your location
  • Changing settings
  • Top Tips to stay safe

Useful Guides

Live Streaming EBooklet

Click here for a parent's guide to Online Live Streaming

Click here for a parent's guide to PUBG

Click here for a parent's guide to Instagram

Click here for a parent's guide to Screen Addiction

Click here for a parent's guide to YUBO (The Platform being dubbed as 'Tinder for Teens')

Click here for a parent's guide to Fortnite

Useful links

We have provided links to the following sites for further help and guidance.