E-Safety at School
Our whole school e-safety policy can be viewed below.
Since this policy was written we have added an addendum to incorporate new guidance and advice regarding the '4 C's' of e-safety which can be viewed below.
Staying safe when accessing the internet is becoming increasingly important. Each term we have a whole-school e-Safety objective which provides focus for development and discussion within classes at appropriate levels for each individuals understanding.
The list of e-safety objectives in full can be viewed by clicking on the document below.
We regularly conduct individual and small group sessions with the students we identify as in need of more detailed input and guidance, to teach the importance of staying safe online and strategies to support this.
Mobile Device Use in School
The school has a policy regarding the use of mobile phones and 'SMART' technology by both pupils, staff and visitors to our school site.
E-Safety at Home
To help both parents and our pupils when using the internet at home, our Assistant Head Cathie has put together a list of links to support information which is particularly important as many pupils will be using new platforms and websites for online learning.
Please use these links for information on keeping your child safe online including:
- Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online.
- Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.
- Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support.
- Internet Matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world.
- London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online.
- Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, including a guide to social networks, apps and games.
- Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation.
- UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services.
If you require any further information or guidance then please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher using the usual channels.
To help support safer internet use at home, 'The Safety Detectives' have analysed a range of antivirus software to assess the level of parental control support available. Their review can be found using the link below.
Vodafone also offer a monthly 'digital parenting magazine' which offers lots of useful updates regrading specific websites and general tips to hep support your child's safety online. A link to their page can be found below.
Alternatively, please take a look at some of the links below which may provide further information our guidance regarding e-safety for discussion either at school or at home.