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E-Safety

Malton School takes the e-safety of our students extremely seriously and as such we wish to provide students, parents and carers with information and opportunities to help everyone better understand the benefits and risks of using the internet and mobile devices.

With email, facebook, online gaming and other social networking sites, the internet has become an integral part of our children’s lives.  It has the potential to deliver various educational and social opportunities and can provide access to a world of information and experiences.

The following links will open fact sheets on different areas of e-safety.  These should prove to be useful guides to keeping your child safe online.

If you have any concerns about online safety this should be reported to your son / daughter’s key stage leader or if you have any further questions about e-safety or how to ensure your child stays safe online, then please contact Mr Fenwick, Deputy Head and E Safety Officer.  Mr Fenwick can be emailed at: MXF@maltonschool.org.

Click on the following links for further e-safety advice:

Click on the following links for fact sheets on different areas of e-safety.  These should prove useful guides to keeping your child safe online:

  • Social Networking Guide
    Social networking sites, such as facebook and Twitter are very popular with children, even those as young as 8 and 9. These types of sites allow children to be incredibly creative online, keep in touch with their friends and express themselves using a whole range of different media and applications such as video, photos, music and chat.
  • Parents Guide to the Technology
    Many children have better technical skills than their parents / carers, however, they still need advice and protection when using internet and mobile technologies. This UK Safer internet guide will help you to understand online safety issues and give you practical advice as you talk to your children so they can get the most out of the internet and use it positively and safely.
  • Supporting Young People Online
    This guide provides a checklist for parents and carers to go through with students.
  • Music Downloads
    As a parent / carer you’ve probably already your children talk about ‘file-sharing’, ‘downloading’ or ‘P2P’ (peer-to-peer). It’s a hot topic for young people.  The simple reason – music.
  • Child Exploitation and Online Protection
    This is a police agency tackling child abuse on the internet. This website includes a unique facility that enables parents and young people to make reports of actual or attempted abuse online.  The site contains lots of useful information on how to report any inappropriate activity.