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NEW: 'SNAPCHAT' GUIDE BELOW

O2 has partnered with NSPCC to help keep kids safe with articles on everything from online bullying, to the apps your kids are using. Click on the logo below to visit this vital website.

Read regular updates from Parent Info about ensuring your child is safe online and other topics such as bullying, family life and relationships:

 

E-safety at FHS

We are accredited under the 360 degree e-safety tool: http://www.360safe.org.uk/

Every year we host a Safer Internet Day (SID); a global event that promotes safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people.

Snapchat

Please see this new guide for parents/carers in relation to Snapchat:

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/snapchat-guide-for-parents/

Unique Voice

We have E-Safety Champions who collaborated with creative educational company Unique Voice to visit local primary schools and help spread knowledge on themes such as games, privacy and social media. We are delighted to report that the project has been hugely successful at informing parents and younger children on E-Safety news. The project has been funded by the school and The Early Help Team in Bristol.

Here is what Unique Voice say about Fairfield:

'It's been a privilege to launch the E Safety project "Connected" at Fairfield. The E Safety champions from Fairfield have developed excellent knowledge and confidence throughout this process and have channeled this into inspiring the local community. Their determination and commitment to the project has been fantastic and they have a made an enormous impact of how the project has been received by schools, young people and staff. They represented themselves and the school with such passion and pride and delivered a marvelous finale. We highly recommend that Fairfield continue using these dynamic and inspiring champions to continue spreading the word on E Safety'

Top tips for E-Safety:

Parental controls

Parental controls are a great way of controlling the content your kids can access. They allow you to block selected websites and email addresses by adding them to a filter list. They also prevent your kids from searching certain words. Child-friendly search engines such as Yahoo Kids or Ask Jeeves for Kids, lets your children search the internet safely as they filter out inappropriate sites and content. Contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to find out any child safety measures they offer if you are not sure.

Setting ground rules with your child

It’s a good idea to set some ground rules with your child when thinking about their safety online and include their input when doing so. Here at FHS we teach our pupils to be digital citizens and speak to them about the potential risks online to help them understand the dangers. It would help us if you could tell your child:

  • Not to give out any personal information to people online such as names, addresses, phone numbers, bank details, passwords
  • To only visit chat rooms that are fully moderated / supervised
  • Not to meet an online friend in person without you knowing/allowing them to do so
  • Not to have an email/screen-name address that references their age or gender
  • Be mindful when posting status updates, photos or video on social networking sites
  • To tell you if they experience anything inappropriate that worries them
  • Take regular breaks from the computer

Tips for family Internet usage

An easy way to make sure your child is safe online is to have the computer in a family room with the screen in view. Draw up house rules such as Internet usage hours and sites that are off limits. It’s also never best to download unknown files from the Internet unless you know it is from a reliable source. The majority of computers and other digital technologies all now have measures in place to protect your child’s safety online and these, coupled with your input, should mean our young people are better equipped when surfing the net.

 

  1. Child Protection Leaflet schools

If a parent requires a paper copy of the information on the school's website, please contact us and this will be provided free of charge