e-Safety

New technologies have become an integral part of the lives of children and young people both within and outside of school. Using the Internet is now an everyday occurrence for most children and adults and is seen as an essential resource to support teaching and learning. Unfortunately, the increased use of technology at school and home also exposes children to a number of risks and dangers.

In school, we discuss internet safety as part of our curriculum which includes internet safety weeks, discussions with pupils’ about how to keep themselves safe and the dangers they may face when using various devices including, PC’s, mobile phones, tablets and games consoles. The internet access within school is designed expressly for pupil use and includes Lightspeed filtering to ensure access is appropriate to the age of the pupils. Pupils are taught what internet use is acceptable and given clear objectives for its use.

eSafety involves the whole school community, including pupils, staff, governors and parents, to create and maintain a safe online and computing environment for our school by making the best use of technology, information, training and policies.

To access our eSafety policy, please click here: Online Safety and ICT Policy

SAFER INTERNET DAY – THURSDAY 6TH FEBRUARY 

Please see below some information regarding Safer Internet Day, which our pupils have been involved in today.

Safer Internet Day 2018 Poster

Safer Internet Day 2018 – Poster for 7-11 year olds

E-Safety Tips for Parents Leaflet

ROBLOX WARNING

There are an increasing number of warnings of misuse in the popular app Roblox.

A number of other schools have posted warnings on their social media and some news outlets have also published articles.

As always it is important to have open and honest discussions with your child on their internet use and make sure privacy and restrictions are set up.

You can read more about it here.

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/roblox-app-warning-naked-characters-14217749

 

Here are some simple rules for keeping safe online:

Zip it, block it, flag it

Zip it– keep your personal information private and think about what you say and do online

Block it– block people who send you nasty messages and don’t open unknown links and attachments

Flag it– flag up with someone you trust if anything upsets you or if someone asks to meet you offline

Stay Safe Online

The following links can help keep children safe online.

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ – up to date information on popular apps and games that children and young people are using.

http://www.childnet.com/resources – information and advice on Internet safety.

https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/- excellent site that covers all aspects of internet safety and takes you through setting up parental controls on all gadgets in an easy to follow step by step guide.

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers -information and advice on Internet safety.

https://www.familylives.org.uk/ – I like this site offers very useful tips and advice not only on internet safety but a wide range of topics such as bullying and it’s really useful for families.

https://www.everybodyplays.co.uk/ – very good video gaming review site with parent guides on the latest games.

AND ALSO THE FOLLOWING;

thinkuknow  NSPCC           Supporting young people online   Childline