Welcome to our online safety page
Please read below for information on all areas of online safety.
ESafety at Oasis
The internet is a great resource for children of all ages - a place for education and recreation. Children here at Oasis Centre’s are encouraged to use the internet but in a safe manor. We feel education is the key when it comes to using the internet wisely, especially when using the internet for recreation. Parents are key in keeping their children safe and still having fun in a brave, new, connected world. Parents/carers play a vital role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe online, and they are one of the first people children turn to if things go wrong. For this reason, Oasis provides annual E-Safety training for both parents and staff to learn together. This supports parents and staff with having ongoing conversations with the children about staying safe online. Parents are also encouraged to read the Oasis Parents' Guide to Technology, access story books and home learning bags which are linked to safer use of the internet. On display in the Reception area, is a wide range of information. This includes leaflets and useful links to develop and support parents/carers knowledge and understanding of internet safety.
Advice and Support for Parents
Home e-safety activity packs - parents
Parental Controls and Content Filtering on their home internet.
We encourage parents and staff to use filtering at home.
To learn how to do this for the major providers of internet please click the link below:
Social Networks can be a worry for parents. We suggest parents visit the website link below for up to date information on Facebook privacy settings, as whilst we know that no children under the age of 13 should have a Facebook account, if they are able to access the site we feel its best we educate them to ensure they use it safely.
For more information on other areas of eSafety then please visit the following websites: http://www.childnet.com/ . Within this website, there is a section for young people, as well as parents and carers.
In addition, there are child friendly websites which contain a series of puzzles and games that give important messages about how to use computers and the Internet safely:
KS1 – Hector’s World: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/hectorsworld/
KS2 – Think – U- Know: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Age & PEGI rating advice for Films and games
For reviews and age-ratings of games, videos, films, television, books and apps: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
Other usefull websites for parents:
Vodafone's Digital Parenting Magazine
Looking for a way to start that all-important conversation about social media, gaming and other online activities with your son or daughter? Check out the latest issue of Digital Parenting magazine now.
Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online
!! If you are aware of any bullying that is happening or you would like to report any type of cyber-buylling that has happened to you - please use the CEOP button that can be found on the home page of our website !!