E-safety Workshop Presentation

E-safety for
parents and
• To discuss some of the issues and
statistics surrounding internet safety.
• To raise awareness of some of the ‘Hot
Topics’ that may affect children at St
George’s regarding e-safety.
• To draw attention to some of the
resources available online to promote
A key skill for
Wide and
flexible range
of information
and fun
Why do we and our
young people use ICT?
Easy to
with friends
and family
Where and how can your child
access the internet?
"Children and young people need to be
empowered to keep themselves safe - this
isn’t just about a top-down approach.
Children will be children - pushing boundaries
and taking risks. At a public swimming pool
we have gates, put up signs, have lifeguards
and shallow ends, but we also teach children
how to swim"
The Review focuses on the use of video games and the Internet (particularly social networking websites) by children, and discusses the
use of classification and the role of parenting in policing these.
Dr Tanya Byron- Safer children in a digital world: The report of the Byron Review - March 2008
Estimated hours children spent online at home in a typical week
(OFCOM Report October 2012)
(Using PCs, Mobile Phones, iPads and Gaming devices)
of 3-4 year olds
use the internet
33% of 3-4 year olds
have a TV in their
Hours spent online
 5-7’s – 5.2 hours a
 8-11’s – 8.4 hours
 12 – 15’s – 17.1
Social networking
 5-7’s – 23%
 8-12’s – 34%
Mobile phones
Fewer voicecalls 20% v 25% (2009), 12-15’s
8-11’s – 27% v 22% (2009)
12 – 15’s – 113 v 104 (2009)
Average friends on social network site
8-11’s – 92
12 – 15’s – 286
Online friends they have not met in real life
8-11’s – 12%
12 – 15’s – 25%
Between 2011 and 2012, there was a tripling of
UK children’s at-home use of touchscreen
YouTube is the second favourite site for children
under 5 in the UK .
When they reach 3 or 4 they also become
interested in playing games online
As these young children get older they widen their
internet usage to include information seeking,
completing homework and socialising
64% of UK children from 6-9 are using the social
network functions on sites such as Club Penguin,
Minecraft, Moshie Monsters and Webkinz.
10% of UK children between the ages of six and
nine use Facebook
(Sources: Childwise, 2012
Young Children 2011)
51% of UK households now own a tablet device
18% of 8-11s and 26% of 12-15s have their own tablet
28 % of 3-4s and 42 % of 5-11s use a tablet at home
About half of parents agree that their child knows more about the
internet than they do.
14% of parents of children aged 3-4 year olds
22% of parents of a 5-7 year-old
44% of parents of an 8-11 year-old
67% of parents of 12-15s.
54% of 12-15s say that they know how to delete their online history
26% say they have done this in the last year.
22% say they know how to disable any online filters or controls
OFCOM study Oct 2013
Cyberbullying is when
someone uses technology,
such as the internet or a
mobile device to bully
It is a 24/7 problem!
• Sending cruel, nasty, or threatening messages by text or
• Creating websites or fake profiles, or adding to existing websites,
unpleasant stories, pictures, or jokes making fun of others.
• Posting pictures or video clips online or distributing via text or
messaging apps without the person’s knowledge
• Breaking into another person’s e-mail/social network/game
account and sending nasty or embarrassing material to others.
• Using Instant Messaging services to gang up on or exclude
another person.
• Racist, Xenophobic and Homophobic comments posted online or
sent by text
Tips to help with cyberbullying.
• Don’t deny access to technology.
• Discuss the issue openly
• Save the evidence
• Don’t reply
It is inevitable at some point that your child will see
something online that we don’t want them to.
A Google search for ‘oops’ provided ‘unexpected’
results for this presentation!
It is important that we discuss any sexual content that
children see in an age appropriate manner.
Google ‘Safesearch’, and parental controls can
minimise these risks.
Parental controls are an effective way of limiting access
to the more inappropriate areas of the internet.
There are four main places you can find parental controls, and it
can help to set up a combination of these:
• Internet provider: you can set up filters to help block access to
inappropriate content on any device that connects to your
home wifi
• Mobile operator: filters are often automatically set up on
mobile contracts, but you can double-check with your provider
• Devices: many devices have parental control settings, for
example, to help restrict spending in apps or disable location
• Online services: sites like BBC iPlayer and YouTube have
parental control settings to help restrict access to inappropriate
Parental controls are not a 100%
effective way of protecting your child
If you are unsure about how to set up
parental controls ask our good friend
Sexting, Grooming and Staying safe
Are we all familiar with what these terms
In what contexts could these issues
The best way to avoid situations is to
teach children to be safe online.
But how can we do this?
Only share online what you would do in
‘real life.’
Knowledge is power!!
Children need to be taught that who they
talk to online isn’t necessarily who they
say they are.
If you suspect then report.
Social Networking
How many can you name?
How many do your children use?
Facebook and many other web sites bar people under age 13 because the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) requires
web sites to give special treatment to children 12 or younger. The law aims to stop marketers prying personal information from
children or using their data to advertise to them. Sites must get parental permission before allowing children to enter, and must take
steps to protect privacy.
The key issue is making children
aware of their online reputation
and how to protect it.
Don’t share information that you
wouldn’t share in real life
Privacy settings used
Uploaded photos can be manipulated
NEVER post images in school uniform
Encourage children to think about
content and contact always.
The key issue for us as teachers
and parents is NOT to stop
children using these sites.
We must teach them how to use them
responsibly instead.
Otherwise they will find a way to use
them if they want to!
Online gaming is bigger than
ever and obviously is ‘online.’
Children face the same dangers
in this environment.
How appropriate games are, is
also an issue.
website updates on
game ratings. Also
gaming support.
Addiction ?
• not yet officially classified by NHS, but increasing alarm at the rising
number of young people shunning normal 'fun' activities and family
life in favour of playing computer games in isolation.
• Children who may be bottling up a lot of anger tend to play
aggressive video games.
• Signs to watch out for can include: tendonitis in wrists and neck
pain, depression, mood swings, angry outbursts if interrupted or
restricted, avoiding normal socialising and being active with other
friends, and deterioration in quality of school work and poor attention
during classes
Other issues that children need
to be aware of:
• Downloading and digital rights
• Apps and ‘in app purchases’
Things to think about now
• How aware are you of e-Safety issues now?
• Has your child experienced threats to their e-Safety?
• Do you and your child talk about using the internet
Home and Family Guidelines
☺ Practical principles Talk with, NOT at your children.
Agree family guidelines and rules.
Discuss regularly online safety.
☺ Infrastructure
Virus and firewall software up to-date,
Browser ‘safe search’ enabled.
☺ Education
Learn together about new technologies
and enjoy!
Reflect together about new technologies,
the benefits, dangers and potential.
☺ Systems
Keep webcams in family rooms
Monitor time spent on the internet
View the ‘History’ or purchase filtering
Have proportionate responses to problems.
Your child will not tell you about a problem if they feel their access
to the technologies will be restricted or they feel that they will get
into trouble.
Conversation starter ideas:
• Ask your children to tell you about the sites they like to
visit and what they enjoy doing online.
• Ask them about how they stay safe online. What tips do
they have for you, and where did they learn them? What
is OK and not OK to share?
• Ask them if they know where to go for help, where to
find the safety advice, privacy settings and how to
report or block on the services they use.
• Encourage them to help. Perhaps they can show you
how to do something better online or they might have a
friend who would benefit from their help and support.
• Think about how you use the internet as a family. What
could you do to get more out of the internet together
and further enjoy your lives online?
Useful websites to learn more and access e-safety
learning resources