E Safety

E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe. We have extensive security measures in place in school 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.

The best way to help your child to be safe when using the internet is to talk to them and make sure they understand a few simple rules.  We have recently invited the children in School Council to look at our Acceptable Use Policies for ICT within our school and they suggested a number of changes. Along with our staff views, we have updated the policies and renamed them ‘Computing Charters’ to coincide with our Rights Respecting Schools ethos. All pupils and their parents sign a copy of the Charter before they use the internet in school. A copy of these Charters may be found below.

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 therefore essential. Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:

Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. See attachment below.

Image searching:

Gaming:

When children are accessing games via Xbox privacy settings can be set up. See information below or go to

http://support.gtm.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/security/change-privacy-safety-settings

 http://support.gtm.xbox.com/en-US/my-account/security/xbox-360-online-safety

 

Websites for more information

http://www.ceop.police.uk/

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 link, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.

Vodafone have produced a Digital Parenting Magazine which informs parents about the various technologies children are accessing today. There is information on Facebook settings, XBox360 settings, Blackberry controls and jargon busting. Please see below.

Click on the below link to access information about Cyber Bullying and to pick up tips to keep safe online.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/findoutmore/safer-internet-day-advice

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zcpp34j/resources/1

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/control/gaming1/

http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/

  1. KS2 Computing Charter 2015
  2. R & KS1 Computing Charter 2015
  3. Safesearch
  4. Facebook controls
  5. Jargon busting
  6. How to set up Blackberry controls
  7. Parental controls on Xbox 360