Here at Walton we take safety on the internet very seriously. We ensure we teach the children how to be safe when using the internet at home and school. Please see the letter at the bottom of this page with further information on how to keep your child safe online.
The links below will direct you to helpful advice to support you in setting the parental controls that you may need at home.
In school we have a very secure filtering system.
Below are some more helpful links to websites and resources that we use in school or recommend you to use at home with your child.
(All the titles are clickable!)
Smartie is a resource we have used in Year 1 (but is suitable for children aged 3-7) to discuss what children should do if they come across things that they're unsure about while using the internet.
A cartoon to help children stay safe online.
"Come in to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom, at home or just to get with it. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online. All the information here is brought to you by the team at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre. We hope you like it!"
"Welcome to the UK Safer Internet Centre, where you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet."
"Welcome to Childnet International, a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children."
"A brilliant e-safety resource for young children.Help arrives just in time for Digiduck when faced with a difficult decision! Follow Digiduck and his pals in this story of friendship and responsibility online."
Lots of great resources, practical tips and information for parents. There is also a link to the Digital Parenting magazine.
Online Safety Questionnaire
As part of Online Safety Day on 7th February 2017 all Key Stage 2 children took part in an Online Safety Questionnaire about their Internet usage whilst they are not at school. We did not question any of our KS1 pupils about how they use the Internet at home as we believed the questions would be too complex.
How much do you know about your child’s use of the INTERNET?
Can you honestly and accurately answer any of the following questions?
How long do they spend using the Internet?
What do they use it for?
Do they use a webcam?
Do they use a social networking site?
Do they use instant messaging?
Who are they communicating with?
What do they use to access it?
Where are they when they access it?
Is the internet they use protected with filters?
Do you know their passwords?
Are you with them at all times when they are online?
Are you worried in any way?
The results of the questionnaire are attached below with the percentage of children who answered the questions with a ‘yes’. We hope that it might make you more aware of what your child might be doing and how we might be able to help by working with you. We also hope that it might prompt you to have a conversation with your child about their use of the internet.
The questionnaires were anonymous so we can’t tell you about specific pupils.
The numbers may not always add up as some children omitted some questions or gave 2, quite feasible, answers to a question.
All of the questions were read and explained to all the children who took part to avoid misunderstandings.
If you are a child (or parent) at Walton and you feel that you (or your child) are not safe online - please tell us! Fill in the boxes below for help and support.