Help & Advice for Children

MPPS e-Safety and Cyberbullying Curiculum

We have a team of eSafety Cadets in school that work very hard with the staff to ensure all our children gain consistent, up to date information. To find out more about the Cadets please follow this link here.

 

During our eSafety week in November we ran a parents information session ‘Keeping Up With the Kids’. If you were unable to attend the meeting a copy of the slide show is available here: Keeping up with the Kids.

 

We regularly complete work on eSafety and Cyberbullying in school. By clicking on the link below you can see the whole of the eSafety and Cyberbullying curriculum that we teach here at Mersey Park:

MPPS eSafety & Cyberbullying overview

If you would like more information or advice on Cyberbullying please look at our Cyberbullying Advice page by clicking here

 

Informative Videos

Here are some useful videos for your children to watch at home, they will help children understand the importance of not sharing personal information/pictures online:

 

For all our pupils these videos might give some helpful advice:

 

 

For our older children these videos might give some helpful advice:

Reporting Online Concerns – CEOP

The NCA’s CEOP Command is here to help children and young people. They are here to help if you are a young person and you or your friend (up to age 18) has been forced or tricked into taking part in activity which makes you uncomfortable with anyone online, or in the real world. They also have advice and links to support for other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying and hacking. Visit their Safety Centre for advice and to report directly to CEOP, by clicking on the Click CEOP button. 

Facing Online Challenges – BBC Own It website

The BBC has launched Own It, a website for 9 to 12 year olds, to help them maximise opportunities in the digital world as well as helping them to develop the confidence and resilience to tackle the everyday challenges they face online. Have a look at what is on the website by clicking on the link below:

BBC Own It

 

Websites for Activities

Children, here are some recommended websites to look at to remind you about staying safe on the web.  Please choose a page for your age group:

Think u Know Age 5 – 7
Think u Know Age 8 – 11
Think u Know Parents/Carers
Internet Safety for Parents
Kid Smart Age 9 – 11
Elmer Age 5 – 11
CBBC Stay Safe Age 8 – 11
Miss Dorothy Age 5 – 11
Webwise

 

Working with Outside Companies

In 2018 we shared our ‘Safer Internet Day’ activities with ‘One Day Creative’ again. This time however we chose to be involved in Pirate and Spy themed workshops based on e-Safety. These focused on the importance of creating strong passwords, being responsible online and not sharing important information. Here are some of the highlights in pictures:

 

In February 2017 we celebrated ‘Safer Internet Day’, we invited ‘One Day Creative’ into school to carry out a performance called ‘Level Up’ for both KS1 and KS2. The performance educated the children about the dangers of online gaming and how these dangers can be avoided. It also taught the children what they can do if they encounter any of the issues discussed and who they can go to for help. Please click on the link below to find out more information about the performance:

One Day Creative Level Up Performance

 

The children had both a fun and informative morning. Take a look at the pictures of the performance below:

 

We follow the SMART rules for using the Internet. Recently every child completed a ‘Support Web’ identifying who the children could turn to if they get an ‘uh-oh’ feeling in their tummy. They also enjoyed acting out scenarios of what can happen on the Internet and how to deal with this.

 

Altru Creative Education came to visit Mersey Park. The company performed an E-safety play for Key Stage 2. It was an extremely informative play which taught us all about the risks of using the Internet and the dangers of online use. The play helped us to consider ways that we can make our own Internet use safer.