e-Safety and IT Security Advice

At Hook Infant School we take our responsibilities very seriously in ensuring your children are kept safe. This includes in both their everyday environments and also in the virtual, online world. As society is becoming ever more entwined in technological advances, our children have a greater access to the internet and at a much earlier age.

Even if your child does not have regular access to the internet, it is vital that we build in an understanding of some of the dangers and the knowledge of how to stay safe online. Most of our e-safety focus is in Year 1 & 2, but we do introduce the basic elements in Year R.

During the recent parent's e-safety survey, there were several responses asking for advice to use at home. In response to those requests, we hope to use this page as a library of resources for parents and carers to learn more about e-safety, as well as providing news and information on viruses and other computer security issues.

We will try to update the information on this page regularly, so keep checking back. Scroll down for links to advice, resources and reporting.

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REPORTING E-SAFETY ISSUES

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) is a Command of the National Crime Agency.

Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it to CEOP by clicking the 'Report Button below.

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Click on the logo below to be taken to ParentInfo, an eSafety website created by CEOP and ParentZone. ParentInfo lists a range of eSafety articles for your use.

 

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ParentInfo e-Safety Articles

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Hook Infant's e-Safety Rules - These are 5 rules to get the basic concepts of e-safety across to the children. The rules were taken from suggestions by the children themselves after they had watched an e-safety video.
Date - 10 January 2014
File size: 202kb
Understanding online risks and their prevention - A pdf of the e-safety presentation delivered to parents on 28/02/14
Date - 28 February 2014
File size: 1127kb
Digiduck's Big Decision - Help arrives just in time for Digiduck when faced with a difficult decision! Follow Digiduck and his pals in this story of friendship and responsibility online. The Digiduck collection has been created to help parents and teachers educate children aged 3 - 7 about how to be a good friend online.
Date - 09 February 2015
File size: 6135kb

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Know It All e-Safety Parents Presentation
A useful e-Safety presentation aimed at parents from the Childnet International "Know It All" website.
Keeping young children safe online
These eight frequently asked questions will provide you with useful information and tips that you can put in to place at home, to help keep your youngest children safe online.
Vodaphone's Digital Parenting Website
A great source of information on e-Safety issues, including the Digital Parents Magazine which are available as PDFs
Parents Guide to Technology
Saferinternet.org get a lot of questions about particular devices that children are using or asking for. This guide has been created to answer these questions and introduce some of the most popular devices, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly.
Setting up filters on your home internet
Advice on how to set up the inbuilt filters on your home broadband.
CEOP's Youtube Channel
This Youtube channel contains the videos produced by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.
Kidsmart
Early Surfers Zone for 3 to 7 year olds. We use Smartie the Penguin in Year R.
Hector's World
Watch Hector and his friends learning how to use their computers safely! There are six videos investigating different elements of e-safety. Year one and two are watching and discussing one video at the beginning of every half term.
Digiduck's Big Decision - iPad App
Digiduck's Big Decision - Android App

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