E-safety encompasses not only Internet technologies but also electronic communications via mobile phones, games consoles and wireless technology.
It highlights the need to educate children and young people about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology.
E-safety issues are constantly evolving and there are new threats to be aware of. If a parent has concerns at any time during the year we are, of course, available for support. Alternatively, the links on this page are a useful source of advice.
Useful Links for Parents
PEGI (Pan European Games Information)
The Pan-European Game Information (PEGI) age rating system was established to help European parents make informed decisions on buying computer games. It was launched in spring 2003 and replaced a number of national age rating systems with a single system now used throughout most of Europe. The system is supported by the major console manufacturers, including Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, as well as by publishers and developers of interactive games throughout Europe. The age rating system was developed by the Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE). The PEGI ‘Good Gaming Guide’ can be found here
CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. We protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.
Bullying Online is a help and advice service that combats all forms of bullying. There is a section on cyber bullying that offers advice. Bullying Online also provides an email service for pupils in need of further help.
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
Childnet has replaced the KidSMART and is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
This is a fabulous resource that will help parents educate their children about how they should be conducting themselves online.
Please ensure that you have discussed St Barnabas C of E Primary Schools ‘Acceptable Use Agreement’ with your child and that you have both signed it and returned to school.