Safer Internet Day 2018

An Inclusive School

It's an all inclusive, welcoming school. I've got three little boys who love it here and so do I.

Mrs Abbas

Parent

2016-03-14T15:19:08+00:00

Mrs Abbas

Parent

It’s an all inclusive, welcoming school. I’ve got three little boys who love it here and so do I.

Positive Impact

I have chosen the best school for my child. This year we have seen many changes and there is a warm welcome for all parents. I am a hundred percent happy!

Mrs Jabbar

Parent

2016-03-14T15:19:18+00:00

Mrs Jabbar

Parent

I have chosen the best school for my child. This year we have seen many changes and there is a warm welcome for all parents. I am a hundred percent happy!

An Outstanding Nursery

Children are given a wide range of engaging activities, rich in language, in a safe environment.
2017-02-25T16:09:04+00:00
Children are given a wide range of engaging activities, rich in language, in a safe environment.

Happy and well-ordered

Minet Nursery and Infant School is a happy and well-ordered place. Relationships between pupils and staff are good. Children settle into the caring atmosphere of the Nursery well.
2017-02-25T16:11:55+00:00
Minet Nursery and Infant School is a happy and well-ordered place. Relationships between pupils and staff are good. Children settle into the caring atmosphere of the Nursery well.

Relationships between pupils and teachers are strong.

Teachers have high expectations of pupils’ work ethic and behaviour and have developed a good climate in which children can learn.
2017-02-25T19:08:51+00:00
Teachers have high expectations of pupils’ work ethic and behaviour and have developed a good climate in which children can learn.

Minet Infant School is genuinely a warm, friendly education environment.

I am delighted with the progress that my daughters have made at Minet - you have nurtured them to achieve excellent progress in key learning areas such as reading and maths.

Mr Eldaw

2017-03-25T18:13:27+00:00

Mr Eldaw

I am delighted with the progress that my daughters have made at Minet – you have nurtured them to achieve excellent progress in key learning areas such as reading and maths.

What is Safer Internet?

It means equipping children with the knowledge of how to use new and developing technologies safely. It is ensuring that they are protected from harm.

Safer Internet Day 2018 film for Parents and Carers

Why do we need to worry about safety?

The digital world is exciting and interesting and is forever expanding. It can help children to learn, be creative, stay in touch with their friends as well as be great fun. However with all these positives there are things that we need to be aware of:

  • Conduct: children need to be aware of the impact that their online activity can have on themselves and others people and of the digital footprint that they create on the internet Sometimes they may share too much information about themselves and their families. Other times, they may be talking to people they don’t know or even accessing inappropriate information.
  • Access: some online materials are not suitable for children and may be hurtful or harmful. So, they need to be careful of how they access and view Social Networks, On-line games, blogs and websites.
  • Contact: it is important for children to realise that new friends made online may not be who they say they are. Friends are those who we know in real life.

How to keep your child safe online

Talk to your child

It is understandable that you, parents, may worry about your child’s safety and the risks online. But if you can create a balanced approach and provide a safe environment, the internet could become an exciting opportunity, full of suitable and educative information that can be enriching to your child’s learning

It is important that you talk to your child about what they can do on-line and of the risks involved. Also, tell them what they can do if they see something that they think is not right. This is one way of ensuring your child’s safety when they are using devices.

Talk to your child. You could start by asking them what do they like to do the most on the internet. Ask them about their favourite sites, apps, games, videos or music. It is by talking to your child and asking relevant questions that you will be able to protect them.

Parental Controls

However, there are tools to help you manage what your child can access. These can be easily done by contracting your broadband provider. Make sure your privacy settings are updated. This will limit your digital footprint.

Where to get help

Finally, if you would like to find out more about your child’s safety online. There are a number of organisations that can help such as:

www.saferinternet.org.uk

https://www.o2.co.uk/help/nspcc/child-protection