eSafety

In today’s society, children interact with technologies such as mobile phones, games consoles and the Internet on a daily basis and experience a wide range of opportunities and situations. The exchange of ideas, social interaction and learning opportunities involved are greatly beneficial to all, but can occasionally place children in danger.

Northwood Primary School ensures that we have the right balance between controlling access to the internet and technology, setting rules and boundaries and educating students and staff about responsible use. We are aware that children and staff cannot be completely prevented from being exposed to risks both on and offline. Children should be empowered and educated so that they are equipped with the skills to make safe and responsible decisions as well as to feel able to report any concerns. All members of staff are aware of the importance of good e-Safety practice in the classroom in order to educate and protect the children in their care. At the heart of Computing at Northwood Primary School we strive to deliver the important message of how to keep ourselves safe online. Each year group delivers e-Safety lessons which teach children how to be safe online and what to do when they do feel threatened in any way.

Often we hear about the negative impact that the internet and new technology has on young people, but at Northwood we also want to celebrate the positives and to explore what we can all do to make sure that all young people have a positive time online. Parents and carers play a crucial role in supporting children to navigate the risks and make the most of the opportunities offered by technology. The most important thing you can do is to have a conversation and stay engaged with your children's digital lives.

Please click the logos below for more online resources and information around internet safety and what you can do to help keep your child safe online:

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eSafety Guides and Advice

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Social Pressures Linked to Appearance

Read about the pressure placed on young people regarding their online appearance on social media and the potential impact to mental health and wellbeing. 

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What parents need to know about online grooming

Grooming is when someone befriends and builds an emotional connection with a child to gain their trust for the purposes of sexual abuse or exploitation therefore it is vital for parents to inform themselves and be aware of the potential danger to their children. 

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Policing vs Parenting - Get to grips with gaming

With the increasing popularity of gaming, it can be difficult to know how to approach this as parents. While some sensible boundaries are helpful, they are only a short term solution for how we guide children towards gaming health.

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A parent's guide to internet controls

Here’s everything you need to know about internet controls in a handy guide, covering router filtering controls, parental software controls, ISP filtering controls and useful recommendations.

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What you need to know about home devices

Many smart devices and functions can be ‘hacked’ and controlled by someone outside your home. This guide will help you identify some of the ways you can stay alert and protect yourself.

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What you need to know about YouTube

All different types of information, advice & entertainment are uploaded & billions of people tune in to watch, rate & comment on it. As a parent, it’s important you understand exactly what content your children might be seeing.

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Contact Us

NORTHWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL
Pendleton Road South
Darlington
DL1 2HF (Use DL1 2HE for Sat Nav Location)

Tel: 01325 267222   Fax: 01325 267229

Lingfield Education Trust DPO: dpo@lingfieldeducationtrust.com

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