Safe use of the Internet is important for all children and young people. At West Gate we ensure that pupils’ use of the internet is supported by staff and e-safety education is part of our curriculum.
Below are some resources which will provide further information and advice about e-safety.
Age Ratings and Parental Control
National Online Safety - provides CPD accredited courses and educational resources to support UK schools to train the whole school community in online safety. Their interactive online safety course for parents and carers helps them to safeguard their children from online dangers.
Childnet - Parents and Carers - Guide for parents and carers on how to keep children safe on the internet, includes advice and educational resources.
Childnet - Young People - Help young people protect themselves against online crime with our top tips for keeping safe and secure online.
Childnet - STAR Toolkit - The Childnet STAR Toolkit is a new online safety resource that offers practical advice and teaching activities to help secondary schools explore internet safety with young people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The Toolkit has been developed with input and support from three schools in Leicester, one of which was West Gate.
Safer Internet Centre - 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.
Guide to Internet Privacy & Online Security - This site offers an introduction to online privacy, guidance on how to shop safely on the internet and social media security, and information on online theft, viruses and malware.