Pupils’ access to technology and the internet is an essential part of learning, used to enhance and enrich the curriculum. E-safety is an important part of keeping children safe. Security measures are in place 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 how 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 is 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.
As part of ensuring children understand the importance of staying safe online, we ask children and parents to sign an agreement to show that the E-Safety rules have been understood and agreed.
Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below are some links to some “safer” search engines:
Google Safe Search:
Google has tools which will moderate content. They are called safe search and the instructions for competing this task can found here: http://www.google.co.uk/familysafety/tools.html
Websites for more information about staying safe online:
CEOP (The Child and Exploitation Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and the “E” world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking the button, 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, Xbox 360 settings, Blackberry controls and jargon busting and many more ‘How to Guides.’
The “ThinkUknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre. Click on the icon to find out more:
Kidsmart gives you lots advice on how to stay safe online. Click on the icon to find out more.
Finally, please take a look at our E-Safety-Policy here.