- E-Safety for Parents
- School Times
- School Uniform
- School Dinners
- Free School Meals / Universal Free School Meals
- Parent Questionnaire
- Parent View
- Useful Resources
- Parents Evening booking
- Secondary School Admissions/ Kent Test 2023-2024
- ParentMail - How to pay for items online
- RSHE consultation
Online Safety for Parents
- Top Tips for Setting Boundaries Around Gaming
- How to Stay Safe Online this Summer
- Parent Controls Booklet 2023
- School's out for summer
- Looking After Your Wellbeing Online
- Ten Top Tips for Safely Using Smartwatches
- Ten Top Tips for Stronger Passwords
- Managing Device Stress and Anxiety
- Online Safety Documents
- Ten Ways Gaming Can Support Positive Outcomes
What Parents Need to Know About...
- Smart TVs
- The Online Safety Act
- X (Twitter)
- Among Us
- Live Streaming
- Sharing Photos Online
- Money Muling
- OFCOM's Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report 2023
- social media and mental health
- Tiktok 16 -11-22
- E-Safety Newsletter November 2023
- E-Safety Letter October 2023
- E-Safety Letter September 2023 Back to school photos
- E-Safety Letter July 2023 Safe Searching
- E-Safety Letter June 2023 Social Media Influencers
- E-Safety Letter May 2023
- E-Safety Letter April 2023
- E-Safety Letter March 2023 Tik Tok and Roblox
- E-Safety Letter 03.02.2023 = Safer Internet Day
- E-Safety Letter 10.01.2023 = World of Warcraft
- E-Safety Letter 04.01.2023 = Minecraft & WhatsApp
- E-Safety Letter 01-11-2022 = Roblox – updated PEGI rating
- E-Safety Letter 31-10-2022 = Snapchat Update
- E-Safety Letter 01-09-2022 = YouTube
- E-Safety Letter 04.07.2022 = WhatsApp
- E-Safety Letter 04.06.2022 = Minecraft
- E-Safety Letter 04.05.2022 = Social Media update
- E-Safety Letter 04.04.2022 = Does your child want to be a YouTuber?
- E-Safety Letter 04.03.2022 = Smartwatches / Fitness trackers
- E-Safety Letter 04.02.2022 = Safer Internet Day
- E-Safety Letter 31.01.2022 = Discord
Online Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Sholden Primary School. We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any Online Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our Online Safety policy and Online Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
We also have this document as a gentle reminder of online safety and how to respect it.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the Online Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
The Government have recently produced advice for parents regarding Online Safety a link to which can be found here:
Online safety is something we at Sholden take very seriously. Please find a link to the National Online Safety website, which has useful guides on how to stay safe online including: online gaming, Minecraft etc. It is free to register. https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides
A brilliant guide has also been produced in consultation with netmums which can be found on the net-aware website. This guide outlines all the Apps and media which children can use and tells you how they work.
Parent resources: At-home learning and activity packs for children
Additionally our Mobile Phone Agreement Form can be found below:
It’s essential to be realistic - banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.
Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:
Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. Click here to read more.
When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE, privacy settings can be set up. To read more, click here.
- Facebook settings,
- Xbox360 settings,
- Blackberry controls,
- jargon busting and many more 'How to Guides'. Well worth a read!
You can access more copies here:
The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre.
Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online.