e-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe.
We have security measures in place in school to help safeguard pupils from unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance withour e-Safety Policy. e-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
At home, it is up to parents to ensure the internet is filtered. Depending on your internet service provider (ISP) and you anti-virus software, you will have a number of options to filter inappropriate sites and restrict access to chat rooms. You should look at your software guides or contact your provider if you are unsure about these. By simply changing some settings and password protecting them you can have more confidence that children are not accessing sites with adult content.
If they use chat sites to communicate with friends and you are reluctant to stop this then set rules and agree that you can monitor this occasionally to ensure they are only chatting with people they know in the 'real world' not an online person who could actually be anyone. You may be interested to watch this informative video from CEOP on you tube about the dangers that may occur from chat sites.
The links below will provide more information about the internet and safe use of it.
CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.
“Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by CEOP and offers lots of useful information regarding cyber bullying, staying safe on the internet, how to have fun and how to report any incidences or concerns. It has age related areas which are appropriate to your child and also includes up to date information about new technology and sites to visit.
Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online. It includes lots of relevant and safe information about safe sites to visit, games, digital footprints, social networking, smart rules, file sharing, net nasties and safe surfing.
You may also like to visit the following websites:
Please note, we are not responsible for the content of links to other website but aim to check that they are appropriate for a school website. If you think a site is unsuitable and feel the link should be removed, please contact the school office.
Reminder to all parents: Facebook is one of the most popular websites in the world, with more than 900 million active users, however, parents must be aware that it has a minimum age limit of 13 years old. By simply changing some settings and creating a password to protect them, you can have more confidence that children are not accessing sites with adult content.