We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our 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 their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
It’s essential to be realistic – banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.
Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:
Research searching sites
Online gaming means you can play in real time with people across the world through a computer, games console, tablet or smartphone connected to the internet. Games can offer children a world of adventure to immerse themselves in, but it’s important to understand how children can stay safe and what games are appropriate for their age. This website internet matters has lots of guidance and advice along with the websites listed below.
Websites for more information
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.
saferinternet.org with one mission – to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people.
Thinkuknow website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre.
Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online.
childnet whether you’re puzzled by parental controls or would like to know more about gaming, this website can help.
Internet Matters simple, easy and practical advice about online safety for parents and children, right through from pre-school to teens.
Please click on the following documents to view/download:
- appendix 1. Staff Code of Conduct for ICT
- Pupil Acceptable Usage Policy and e-safety Pledge.
e-safety coordinator – Mrs H Smith Deputy Headteacher