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eSafety

At Trotts Hill, all children learn how to stay safe online and are taught the following:

  • Be nice online
  • Tell a trusted adult if anything happens online that is worrying, upsetting or you don’t understand
  • Keep personal details private
  • ThinkB4Upost, send or forward
  • Do not share passwords
  • Don’t meet up with anyone you know only online, and tell a trusted adult if someone asks
  • Be careful with a webcam and social media
  • Remember websites, games and films all have age restrictions.

Websites

We have looked carefully at websites which might be used to support you in further understanding issues around eSafety.  Please see the links below which we feel were particularly useful:

  • Kid Smart – An award winning internet safety website for parents, and those working with children. It contains information on many different technologies used by children, with guidance on how to stay safe online
  • Safety Net Kids – Tips for personal safety and what to do if you need to talk to somebody or ask for help.
  • Hertfordshire e-safety – advice for parents from the County
  • Think You Know – The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre educational website designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.
  • Childnet –  Online child protection, safety and positive use of the internet
  • Safe Internet – Parent resource pack, including useful conversation starters to use with children.
  • Internet Matters – Help to understand what children may come across on the internet and how to get help if you need it. Find out what to do if you’re worried about anything you or your child has seen online.
  • CBBC Stay Safe – an interactive website for children

SMART rules

At Trotts Hill, we all follow our simple SMART rules to make sure that we are always safe online.

e-Safety newsletters

Hertfordshire produce a termly newsletter which offers parents guidance and advice about eSafety in order to help keep children safe.