In a digital age there are unfortunately digital risks. These risks leave children exposed and vulnerable to all sorts of new safety concerns. At Cheslyn Hay Academy we are committed to educating our students about these risks and ensuring they know what the risks are? And, who to turn too if they are concerned.
Unfortunately these risks are not just limited to a student’s time at school and children are usually most vulnerable to these risks when they are away from school, so we would like to support our parents on understanding what these E-SAFETY risks are and how they may be able to support their child in keeping safe online.
This support comes in the form of the following guidance sources:-
E-Safety Training Course
One of the results from the E-Safety Parental Survey below is that parents have asked if there was some type of training course on E-Safety that could be made available. To this end we have invested in a product that now allows us to publish a training course that is based online for parents to engage with and provide additional support and knowledge in relation to E-Safety. Below is a link for the course which will be valid till 10th June 2015. Should you wish to have a personal training link then please let Mr K Jobson know and I will get one setup for you. Contact Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
E-Safety Factsheet for Parents
This factsheet gives parents a general overview of e-safety. It gives parents an overview of the positive and negative aspects of the Internet, some key statistics, tips and useful links.
E-Safety Information Sheet on “Sexting”
It seems that there is a whole new language developing in the digital landscape - LOL!. But while many are playful and literal abbreviations, some are more potent. To help make parents aware of some of the sexting abbreviations, we have compiled a short glossary. This is by no means exhaustive, but will help parents learn about this new form of communication.
What Every Parent Needs to Know about Radicalisation
The internet brings marvellous opportunities to children and young people with the ability to learn new skills and visit websites which engage and enrich their lives. However, the internet also brings dangers such as online predators who will try and contact children through websites and software applications. This guide will help parents and carers learn more about the danger of their children being targeted by online extremists. The guide provides information to help them identify the issue of online radicalisation and gives suggestions on how to support their children with the threat of online extremism.
Child Sexual Exploitation Checklist for Parents
Child sexual exploitation is when a child or young person is in an exploitative situation and receives gifts or other items as a result on performing sexual activities to the abuser. It can also occur through technology when a child or young person is persuaded to post images on the Internet. It is vital that parents play a role in identifying if their child may be a victim of CSE. This checklist will help them become aware of some of the signs to look out for.
Copy of the Parents Evening E-Safety Presentation
We have made this available online for parents to recap or for parents who may have missed the event. The PowerPoint contains links to video in the notes sections of relevant slides.
E-Safety Survey for Parents/Guardians
Also, we would ask all parents to complete our “E-Safety Survey for Parents”. This helps the school inform what additional support we need to provide for our parents and how we can best make this available. The survey can be completed by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page or by clicking here.
E-Safety is a very real concern in the lives of all young people during this digital age and together we can make sure that only the good comes from being online.
E-Safety Social Media Checklists for Parents and Students
With all the changes and the rapid development of Social Media, it can be difficult to know how to be secure online while using these types of applications. To help support our parents, in supporting their children, we have uploaded four different Social Media "Checklists" which parents can use to help guide their children, and themselves, into keeping safe online. The links are below and include four of the major Social Media providers which are:- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and SnapChat.