E-SAFETY

 

 

Our ICT policy reflects the importance we place on e-safety, in terms of using information systems and electronic communication safely. We want to keep our children safe online, when using mobile phones, games consoles and any wireless technology. There it is important to educate our children on the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology.

All of our pupils and staff have signed e-safety agreements and training is regularly provided to staff through INSET days and to pupils during lessons. Parents have also signed the home-school agreement to say they will follow these rules to help keep their children safe.

A copy of our e-safety policy can be found in our Policy Documents area where there are also our other child protection policies which are built into our Computing curriculum.

Stop, Speak, Support – Cyberbullying guidance for children

New code helps children tackle cyberbullying – Created by young people for young people, the code offers simple steps to take positive action to deal with cyberbullying.

E-Safety Top Tips for Parents

  1. Keep the computer in a family area not in the child’s bedroom.
  2. Use ‘child lock’ or filter settings on your Web browser to help prevent unsuitable site access by your child.
  3. Regularly supervise the sites your child is visiting.
  4. Encourage your child to use their Favourites list to access the sites you have approved to prevent accidental entry to unsuitable sites.
  5. Discourage your child from using social Networking sites to keep them safe from cyber bullying.
  6. Teach your child to switch the monitor off or close the laptop lid, then fetch or tell you if something unsuitable appears on the screen. This is what we do in school.
  7. Agree with older children what sites they are allowed to access.
  8. Keep all personal details private and be aware of stranger danger.
  9. Above all, encourage your child to talk to you about the web sites and electronic devices they are using at home and school.

There are some things to remember when you are browsing the internet.

  1. Treat your password like your toothbrush – keep it to yourself!
  2. Keep your home address, your phone number or email address off the internet, MSN and chat rooms.
  3. Learn to report someone who is behaving badly.
  4. Save the evidence – learn to save emails or on-line conversations.
  5. Don’t retaliate or reply.
  6. Always respect others – think carefully about what you are typing.
  7. Tell someone you trust if you see something that worries or upsets you.
  8. Remember what you have learned in school – use that at home.

National Online Safety App

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What Age for Apps?

 

Parental Control Guide For iphone

Parental Control Guide For Android Phone

 

As a school we follow the video series shown below:

Online Safety information sheets for parents

Little Reminders of how to be kind online

Sharing photos online

Setting boundaries around gaming

Roblox

Minecraft

Group chats

Snapchat

Youtube

Tiktok

Fortnite Battle Royale

Fortnite Chapter 2

Whatsapp

Instagram

 

Report abuse or gain advice

If you would like to report abuse online or would like further advice and support, click on the links below:

 If you are worried about anything that happens online then you can talk to any of your trusted adults at school. Parents/Carers are also welcome to get in touch with any member of staff if you would like advice or support.

As a School, we work hard to ensure that our e-safety procedures are robust, our staff are well trained to promote e-safety and that our children understand the risk associated with online activity.

Useful weblinks:

Internet Legends – Parents’ page

National Online Safety

Think U Know – Parents’ & Carers’ Guide

Family Lives – Cyberbullying

Anti Bullying Alliance

CEOP – Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre

UK Safer Internet Centre

Internet Matters

Ultimate Parent Guide for Child Internet Safety

ParentZone – Parent Info

Think U Know – CEOP Resources

Child Net