At Mildmay Primary School we highly recommend that parents follow The 2 John's for all the latest e-safety information.
The 2 John's are two former police officers who now work extensively across Essex with a wide range of school's and young people.
We have always found their advice to be excellent. We will seek to invite them back to school annually to speak with children staff and parents.
It is of vital importance to protect children from the online sphere whilst in schools.
The reality though, is that the majority of dangers posed by internet access occur in the home; out of the range of school filtering software, mandated software bans and other measures that can be taken in educational establishments.
The Internet Watch Foundation, has released a checklist to help mitigate the risks at home from the internet.
This checklist covers all things related to child protection online at home. The eighteen page document, contains a wealth of information and ideas on how to reduce potential vulnerabilities once your children have left the school premises.
To get hold of this guidance please follow the link below:
The TALK acronym breaks these steps into four main areas that gives you some practical ways to help your child reduce their risk and use the internet more safely. The key is to start now: whether your child has been using the internet independently for a while, or are about to get their first mobile phone, it is not too late to take these steps.