Please click on the link below to see our ESafety Ofsted report.
Please click here here to view our eSafety Policy.
We understand the responsibility to educate our pupils on e-Safety issues; teaching them the appropriate behaviours and thinking skills to enable them to remain safe when using the internet and related technologies. E-Safety guidance is given to the pupils on a regular basis. It is embedded within our curriculum and we continually look for new opportunities to promote e-Safety. A copy of the e-safety policy is available from school.
Using the Internet Safely at Home
Whilst many Internet Service Providers offer filtering systems to help you safeguard your child at home, it remains surprisingly easy for access inappropriate material including unsuitable texts, pictures and movies, Parents are advised to set the security levels within Internet Explorer with this in mind. Locating the computer in the family area, not in the bedroom, will enable you to supervise children as they use the Internet. However, don’t deny your child the opportunity to learn from the wide variety of material and games available on the Internet. Instead set some simple rules for keeping them safe and make sure they understand their importance.
Simple Rules for Keeping Your Child Safe
To keep your child safe they should:
- ask permission before using the internet
- only use websites you have chosen together or a child friendly search engine
- only email people they know, (why not consider setting up an address book?)
- ask permission before opening an email sent by someone they don’t know
- not use internet chat rooms
- not use their real name when using games on the internet (create a nickname)
- never give out a home address, phone or mobile number
- never tell someone where they go to school
- never arrange to meet someone they have ‘met’ on the internet
- only use a webcam with people they know
- tell you immediately if they see anything they are unhappy with
Using these rules
Go through these rules with your child and pin them up near to the computer. It is also a good idea to regularly check the Internet sites your child is visiting e.g. by clicking on History and Favourites. Please reassure your child that you want to keep them safe rather than take internet access away from them.
For further information go to:
Think U Know: www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Some Useful Websites
When searching the Internet we recommend you use one of the following child friendly search engines:
Ask Jeeves for kids: www.askforkids.com
Yahoo! Kids: www.kids.yahoo.com
CBBC Search: www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/search
Zoo Search: www.zoo.com
Below are some links that we used recently in our assemblies.
We hope you find them useful.
In February, we celebrated Safer Internet Day and had a visit from a theatre company presenting ‘Level Up’. In this presentation, pupils were advised about the dangers they may encounter whilst playing games that are not age appropriate.
However, we are aware that many of our pupils are still playing games that are not age appropriate. Many of the popular adult games are given a ‘16’ or ‘18’ rating and those deemed suitable for primary school age children, will have a rating appropriate to their age group.
We would strongly recommend all parents and carers to check whether a game is suitable for children by visiting the common sense media website https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ or download the app. You can find out exactly what the content is of the game, website or film and it explains very clearly why it has been given a particular age limit.