Online Safety

Safety & Gaming

E-safety is an important part of keeping children safe both at school & at home.  Keeping children safe online will only be successful if we all work together to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent.

It is important to speak to children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.  They also need to know what they should do if they have a problem – good internet security & education around safe use is the best defense we can give them.

We take the safety and well being of the children at Magdalen Gates very seriously.

Being safe online is very relevant now that many of our children are accessing the internet through many different mediums.

Here are some links that will be helpful to ensure that your children are staying safe online.
Your guide to the social networks your kids use Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today’s digital world.
Practical advice and guidance for children, young people, parents and carers, and professionals who work with children run by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).
Childnet International is a charity that works in partnership with others to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children.” It features practical advice about how children can enjoy the benefits of the internet and also protect themselves from online risks; with specific support for parents/carers and teachers.
UK Safer Internet Centre provides the latest advice on how to use the internet and new technologies safely and responsibly, along with a range of practical resources, news and events focussing on the safe and responsible use of the internet and new technologies. 
The CEOP website. Go to this website to report concerns about a person’s online sexual behaviour, get the Click CEOP report abuse button for your web browser, and all the latest news about protecting children from abuse

Common Sense Media in the United States has produced a programme which we believe provides a sound basis to embed E-Safety within the UK school curriculum, from Foundation Stage to Key Stage 5.
To support schools in the UK, SWGfL has produced a series of documents which will signpost schools to the relevant Common Sense Media lesson plans, resources and to additional relevant materials from the UK, Europe and elsewhere. These SWGfL documents indicate the Key Stage that are equivalent to the Common Sense Media (US) age groups.

Safe is a programme of practical activities that develop young people’s skills, self-confidence and safety awareness when using social networking sites. Designed to work on safe social networks, the free materials and teacher resources will enable a school to easily deliver engaging activities and develop digital literacy skills.

Games & Gaming

PEGI WebsiteIf you want to know more about the ratings labels on video, console & mobile games: how to decode them, how they are judged etc.

AskaboutgamesUseful information & help for families by people who really know this world. They will also answer specific questions if you can’t find what you need on the site.

Parent’s Guide to MinecraftExcellent information, tips & advice for keeping your children safe on Minecraft by the NSPCC.