E SAFETY

It is incredibly important for children to learn how to use the Internet in a safe and responsible way. The children have access to computers throughout the school day which support them with their learning.

Online safety is taught through our Computing curriculum as well as through an annual focused day in February.

Our online safety policy can be found below.

There is an overwhelming amount of information out there about keeping children safe online, but following training courses and research, we have picked out some of the top ones:

Links for Parents

Parents’ Guide to Technology, Safer Internet Centre – to help get to grips with new technology

www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-to-technology

Vodafone ‘How To’ Guides – for advice on how to set up parental controls on various types of devices

www.vodafone.com/content/index/parents/how_to_guides1.html

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) – provides valuable information on child protection issues including E-Safety ttp://ceop.police.uk/

thinkuknow – is an excellent site developed by CEOP with a wide range of Internet safety tips and downloads for children of all ages and their parents / carers and teachers www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Kidsmart – for guides to parental controlside to devices and more resourceswww.kidsmart.org.uk/parents/

Links for Children:

thinkuknow – find the right section for the age of your child before letting them browse; find Hector on this website too www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

CBBC Stay Safe – for games and educational resources www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe

Kidsmart – for the SMART rules and more http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/beingsmart/

Wisekids – information for children about staying safe on the internet including some safe search engines http://www.wisekids.org.uk/