ICT & E-SAFETY
As a school we believe that e-Safety is an important aspect of keeping children safe. We have extensive security measures in place within the school, which are monitored internally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recoded and managed in accordance with our e-Safety Policy. e-Safety is embedded through ICT lessons to ensure that it reaches all pupils at an appropriate level, 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 their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
Any issues that have been identified via our in school security measures, or outside situations which have been brought to our attention, which we feel you, as parents and carers, need to be made aware of will be posted under Breaking News page of the website.
Safer Internet Day 2015 - Share a Smile Video
Click on the link above to go to the page containing our Share a Smile video. Thank you and well done to all the children of our school for participating.
We have received requests from parents for advice regarding setting up Parental Controls on PCs, Laptops, iPads, Tablets, Games Consoles and Mobile Phones. Please follow the link for specific information on how to set up Parental Controls on technology you may have within your household:
The following are resources which you may find useful to use at home:
You may have seen the recent advertisements on the T.V. for Share Aware, an initiative run by the NSPCC to raise awareness of the dangers of children sharing too much information on the internet. This could be posting/sending personal or intimate pictures online to giving out personal information such as their full name and home address.
Attached is a guide for parents produced as part of the Share Aware initiative focusing on what you can do to help keep your children safe when online. It covers subjects such as what and how to talk to your child about internet safety, setting ground rules, using parental controls and what to do if things go wrong and your child shares too much information about themselves on the internet.
We would actively encourage you to talk to your children abut how to stay safe on the internet.
Share Aware Parents Guide
The Share Aware Website has lots of additional information and practical tips.
Please note that no search engine is 100% safe for children, however the following are links to 'safer' search engines:
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YouTube Audio Library (requires gmail account)
When children are accessing online games via games consules, i.e. Xbox or Playstation, privacy settings can be set up. Please refer to the specific consules settings or alternatively the companys website to help you to do this. Also be aware that many popular games are not always age appropriate for primary age children. Wherever possible we would recommend you consider the recommended age for the game and view the content to make an informed decision before your children plays the game.
Recommended websites for additional information
CEOP(The Child Exploitation an Online Protection Centre) - The organisation 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' service. By clicking on the icon button, you people and parents can get advice on a range of issues including viruses, hacking and dealing with cyber-bullying.
Think U Know - This is a website developed by CEOP. It contains the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. There's an area for parents to support e-Safety awareness at home. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.
Kid Smart - What's your favourite thing to do online? Learn more about the internet and how to be a SMART surfer to ensure you stay safe online.
Chatdanger - Advice on how to stay safe using online chatrooms, Instant Messaging (IM), online games and mobile phones.