What is E-safety?

E-Safety is about safety with mobile and computer devices. It stands for electronic safety. Padnell Infant School takes an active role in E-Safety to make children safer when using new technologies. There are a great many resources available to help children and parents adopt safe practices.

When using the internet you can use our school website as your home page and follow the links to safe websites that your child may enjoy and be familiar with.  Just go to the useful websites page under the 'for children' menu.

Here are a few links to Esafety sites which you may find useful:

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) is run by the police and links into helpful videos and websites such as Think You Know which has videos about Lee and Kim and Hector's World which may helpful for your children to watch.

Kidsmart is another site which has information for children and parents and has some useful videos and games.

The Digital Parenting website and magazines offer parents information and advice about the latest digital technologies and the kind of challenges children and teenagers might face in their digital world. Our Expert View articles, ‘How to’ guides and Take Action checklists will help you to stay up-to-date and feel more confident about getting involved.

Know IT All for Parents is a unique interactive e-safety guide for parents and carers produced by Childnet International. It's designed to really help you as a parent or carer keep up to date with how children are using the internet, and support them in using these new exciting services safely and responsibly. This website is an information and resources website which aims to raise awareness about child sexual abuse, answer questions and give adults the information, advice, support and facts, they need to help protect children.

Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.  Check out "Digiducks Big Decision".   You can 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.  

Always watch any videos yourself first before sharing them with your children to ensure that they are appropriate to the age of your child.

Online Safety UK

Our online safety expert PC Lee Haywood is passionate about improving people’s understanding of what their children are using and has designed a website: www.onlinesafetyuk.com 

The information on this website is from credible sources and is updated weekly.  There are three reporting buttons that hopefully you will never need, but it’s good to know are there:

CEOP – reporting button for Child Exploitation

IWF – reporting button for indecent photos of children on apps and websites (with a good success rate)

Police – Online reporting button for the Police, no matter where you are in the UK.


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