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E-Safety Hub

E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Sproatley Endowed C of E Academy.

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 e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed. e-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

Mr Marshall is the school’s ICT leader and takes responsibility for overseeing e-safety issues in school. In school, we will offer information evenings to update parents on resources and information available to them. Correspondence with parents, for example through the Facebook page, will also offer advice and tips.

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.

In our E-Safety Hub, you will find a range of resources, guides, toolkits and websites to support you and your children’s online lives at home.

Internet Matters

Internet Matters is a new online portal designed for parents to access simple, easy and practical advice about online safety for their children, right through from pre-school to teens. It provides tips on protecting children from online grooming, cyberbullying, privacy and identity theft and inappropriate content. Internet Matters is a not-for profit organisation set up by BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.

Internet Matters Guides for Parents

Internet Matters have produced a range of guides and toolkits for parents to help create a fair, collaborative and safe environment when using technology and the internet at home. We have direct links to the online safety and screen time guides for the different age groups below, as well as the link to all of the Internet Matters toolkits and guides.

Online Safety Guide - 0-5 Years

Online Safety Guide - 6-10 Years

Online Safety Guide - 11-13 Years

It is important that we don't confuse limiting screen time with banning screen time. Technology and the internet can be a wonderful thing for children, both to learn with and to enjoy recreationally, however we need to build the resilience and understanding with our children by exploring the importance of limiting the amount of screen time we have.

Balancing Screen Time - 0-5 Years

Balancing Screen Time - 5-7 Years (Key Stage One)

Balancing Screen Time - 7-11 Years (Key Stage Two)

Internet Matters E-Safety Leaflets and Resources

Common Sense Media

Your trusted guide for a fast-changing world.

Media and technology are at the centre of children's lives every day. From a very young age, children use technology at home and at school to connect with friends and family and to document their lives and create digital content of their own. With more and more of life happening online, what catches the attention of children isn't always what's best for them, and what companies do with their personal information isn't always clear. Common Sense Media provides parents with the ability to ensure that any home entertainment media such as games and movies are appropriate for children based on the content they include.

Common Sense Media has five key focus areas which champion high-quality media, support closing of the digital divide, ensure that students and educators think critically about technology use, and more. The five focus areas are:
Media Choice
Digital Equity
Digital Literacy and Citizenship
Tech Accountability
Healthy Childhood

Since 2003, Common Sense has been the leading source of entertainment and technology recommendations for families and schools. Every day, millions of parents and educators trust Common Sense reviews and advice to help them navigate the digital world with their kids. Together with policymakers, industry leaders, and global media partners, Common Sense Media is building a digital world that works better for all children, their families, and their communities.