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E-Safety for Parents

E-Safety encompasses internet technologies and electronic communications such as mobile devices and wireless technology.Nude Selfies: What Parents and Carers Need to Know

At Berwick Academy we recognise the need to educate children and highlight the benefits and risks of using this technology.  Providing safeguards and awareness for users enables them to control their online experiences.

On this page you shall find information on how we promote E-Safety at Berwick Academy, you will also fine useful links to raise E-Safety awareness in the home.

At school students follow rules set in the Internet Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and they must click on a button every time they log on to accept the AUP.  Students also recieve E-Safety training as part of the curriculum.  We promote E-Safety through displays, assemblies and parent workshops and online training.

Promoting E-Safety at Home

It is important that you regularly talk to your children about how to keep safe when online and make them understand that there are consequences for misuse of this technology.  Below are some simple rules that you can use with your children:

E-Safety Course For Parents

Too often the good work on E-Safety within school can be undone by a lack of continuation at home.  It is hard for parents to keep up with changes in technology which affects their children.

Our online training course for Parents is a simple introduction to E-Safety which will provide some much needed information to help Parents start to understand possible E-Safety problems and give them a foundation for making decisions about technology usage within the home.

E-Safety Training for Parents

  • Request children's usernames and passwords to any email, website or social networking sites.  Explain to your child that you will only use this when you feel that it is necessary.
  • Do not allow mobile devices or computers in bedrooms, especially after bed time.  Mobile devices can be charged in a hallway, kitchen or living room.
  • Set up internet filtering and security settings on your home router.  Information on how to do this is available from your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
  • Have bookmarked certain sites that your child can access.
  • For younger children only allow them to go on the internet in a supervised room like the living room.
  • Regularly discuss the dangers of the internet and what they can do if they find themselves in a difficult situation.

Resources for Parents

BullitPointE-Safety Factsheet for Parents

This factsheet gives parents a general overview of E-Safety. 

Adobe Reader PDF FormatDownlooad E-Safety Factsheet for Parents

E-Safety Support Logo E-Safety Information Sheet: Sexting

It seems that there is a whole new language developing in the digital landscape - LOL!  But while many are playfull and literal abbreviations, some are more potent.  This resources
has been designed to make parents aware of some of the sexting abbreviations and also help to educate parents on this new form of communication.

Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF FormatDownload E-Safety Information Sheet: Sexting

E-Safety Support IconE-Safety Training and Guidance for Parents

When it comes to E-Safety at home, it is important that parents can educate themselves and their children about E-Safety, take steps to prevent risks and ensure they know
what to do if they notice a risk or there is an E-Safety incident involving their child.  The purpose of this short practical guide is to encourage parents to look at how children
use the internet, to raise their awareness of online safety and to provide guidance on online safety and privacy for their children.

Powerpoint IconDownload E-Safety Guidance and Training for Parents (PowerPoint)

Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF FormatDownload E-Safety Guidance and Training for Parents (PDF)