At The Galfrid School we encourage parents to embrace the digital world and to have an open and positive relationship with their child about how they should use it and how they can remain safe at all times.
Please don’t hesitate to approach your child’s class teacher if you have any concerns or would like some advice as all school staff undertake training on how to keep pupils safe using digital technology.
Think You Know
CEOP's Thinkuknow is a great website for parents and children. It provides practical information and educational resources to help raise awareness of all kinds of e-safety.
|5, 6 or 7 year olds can access some great games and learn about using the internet safely.
|7-10 year olds can learn more about using the internet and access some great games.
If your child receives unpleasant messages from another pupil at the school, please report this to their class teacher immediately. We would encourage you not to delete any messages, so that they can be used as evidence to help the school address the issue.
Unsure about PEGI game ratings?
Ratings are given to games from the Pan European Game Information (PEGI) system. In Cambridgeshire, we are increasingly made aware of children who have access to games rated above their actual age.
Children increasingly put pressure on their parents for access to websites and games above their age limitations. Below, you will find some information about PEGI ratings, an article about the importance of them and a link to Childnet International's support page for parents about online gaming which includes information on minimising risks online, the importance of PEGI ratings and ways to work with children regarding these issues.
Here are some additional websites that provide some excellent advice for both parents and pupils.
Parent Zone provides information for families about parenting in the digital age. It is a useful resource for parents who are concerned about what their child is doing online.
Webwise have a range of films and guides to help children and parents to get connected and develop their online skills. They also have fantastic advice for other young people who might be struggling with online pressures and bullying.
Childnet keep up to speed with what children and young people are doing online