E-safety Support has 8 parent resources - scroll down for details and samples
Engaging parents with e-safety issues can be one of the biggest challenges for schools. Research shows that many parents feel out of their depth with social media and new technologies, while their children are adept users. In the E-safety Support parent pack, there are a selection of resources to help boost your communications with parents. These include a comprehensive PowerPoint presentation that covers all the key issues in a straightforward way, ideal for use at a parents evening or an e-safety event. You will also find guidance and top tips on getting parents involved, a factsheet that can be distributed via the school website or at an e-safety event, and a questionnaire, which you can adapt to use as a survey to understand parental awareness of e-safety issues.
This document contains a number of questions that can be used as part of an audit or survey to get an idea of the current levels of parental awareness when it comes to e-safety. The result will help schools to plan their e-safety content and strategy. You can use the survey as it is, or cut and paste to create a shorter version to suit your requirement. You can then send it by post or by email to parents, or ask the questions face-to-face at presentations.
It seems that there is a whole new language developing in the digital landscape - LOL!. But while many are playful and literal abbreviations, some are more potent.
To help make parents (and teachers) aware of some of the sexting abbreviations, we have compiled a short glossary. This is by no means exhaustive, but will help to educate parents about this new form of communication.
Providing a presentation to parents on e-safety, as a standalone event or as part of wider activities, is a great way to raise awareness, encourage discussion and promote good practice. However, it can take a lot of work to organise. That's why we have created this PowerPoint for you. It covers all the areas you'll want to cover, but can easily be adapted for your individual needs. You can also make it available online for parents to recap or who may have missed the event. The PowerPoint contains links to video in the notes sections of relevant slides.
This guidance document is for teachers to help them engage parents with e-safety. The document has been written by an experienced ICT teacher who has worked successfully with parents and schools on e-safety. The guidance will help you plan content and activities for parents around e-safety and make sure you get maximum impact and engagement. It includes advice and tips on planning your content and activities, delivering them and following up.
The Parent Pack of resources includes factsheets, an audit questionnaire, a PowerPoint presentation and guidance for teachers. This document explains how each of these resources can be used by teachers and e-safety co-ordinators to improve communications between parents and schools.
Child sexual exploitation is when a child or young person is in an exploitative situation and receives gifts or other items as a result of performing sexual activities to the abuser. It can also occur through technology when a child or young person is persuaded to post images on the Internet.
It is vital that parents play a role in identifying if their child may be a victim of CSE. This checklist will help them become aware of some of the signs to look out for.
This factsheet gives parents a general overview of e-safety. Schools can email it to parents, hand it out at parents evening or incorporate it into your newsletter to help raise awareness of e-safety issues for children and how these affect parents. It gives parents an overview of the positive and negative aspects of the Internet, some key statistics, tips and useful links.
The internet brings marvellous opportunities to children and young people with the ability to learn new skills and visit websites which engage and enrich their lives. However, the internet also brings dangers such as online predators who will try and contact children through websites and software applications.
This guide will help parents and carers learn more about the danger of their children being targeted by online extremists. The guide provides information to help them identify the issue of online radicalisation and gives suggestions on how to support their children with the threat of online extremism.
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