The internet is a fantastic place overflowing with knowledge, games and communities of people, and  just like pupils across the country, the pupils here at Manifold Church of England Academy spend time using the internet within school and at home. This is why it is important pupils learn how to be safe when browsing online and becoming members of online communities.

Safe Searching

One way to make browsing the internet safer at home is to use a 'safe search' search engine. Below are links to searchengines designed for children to use on the internet:

Safe Search Kids

https://www.safesearchkids.com/

Ask For Kids

http://www.ask.forkid.co

 Kids Click

http://www.kidsclick.org/

Childnet

http://www.childnet.com/

Home Internet filtering

We also encourage parents to set up filtering on their home internet. To learn how to do this for the major Internet providers please click on one of these links:

Internet matters

https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/networks-wifi/

UK safer Internet

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parental-controls-offered-your-home-internet-provider

We also suggest parents visit the website link below for up to date information on Facebook privacy settings, as whilst we know that no children under the age of 13 should be on Facebook, if they are then they should be educated as to how to ensure they are safe:

http://internet-safety.yoursphere.com/

YouTube Education

YouTube have a site dedicated to education that includes educational material suitable for children:

http://www.childnet.com/

CEOP

In school, children learn about E-Safety. We also encourage parents/carers to talk to their children about how to behave safety when online, to ensure pupils remain safe when browsing at home. Our aim is to ensure that our children know to report any inappropriate content, contact or conduct they encounter online to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) by visiting this page and clicking the report button below:

https://ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

CEOP also has a great website of information on E Safety called Think U Know. The website provides excellent clear guidance for parents and children about E-Safety, so please click on one of the following links and have a read: there are separate sites for Parents, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2:

Parents

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/ 

Key Stage 1

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/

Key Stage 2

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/

Discussing online safety with your children

The following short clips are useful when discussing online safety with your child.

Children aged 5 - 7

Children aged 8 - 10