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ESafety

Safeguarding and e-Safety

 

The safety of all children in the family of St Nicholas CE Primary Academy is always our priority.  This includes when they are at school, under our care and also when they are at home.

 

There are some useful websites for you, as parents, to read for guidance and support around the issues of safety.  In school all children receive e-safety education as part of their computing and PSHE lessons, at a level appropriate to their age and understanding.

 

More and more parents are becoming aware of the issues surrounding e-safety and ask for our advice or to be pointed in the right direction to find more information.

 

To further educate the children in our school, the Mini Police promote the need for E-Safety and teach the children ways of keeping themselves safe. They use videos, images, questions and props to do this successfully.

 

'Do not give any personal information anyway, including photographs and names'.

 

How can parents increase children's safety on the Internet?

 

There are actions parents can take on their home computer to restrict what children do.

 

  1. Make sure that children do not have administrative access on the computer. It is very easy to set up separate user accounts for everyone who uses the computer
    Once that is done the following become possible
  2. Activate Parental controls in the web browser. In Internet Explorer go to tools>Internet Options>Content>Parental Controls and also to Content Advisor. Other browsers such as Firefox have their own features
  3. Install web filtering/blocking software such as Cyber Patrol or Web Nanny
  4. Use child-friendly Search Engines.
  5. Find out as much as you can visiting some of these sites:

 

  • Think U know is a fantastic website for you as parents to read for your own information and for you to look at alongside your child.

 

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ 

 

  • UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS)The Click Clever, Click Safe campaign has been organised by UKCCIS, a new body concerned with e-safety set up by the DCSF and 150 other organisations as well as individuals. The site has a wealth of information.

 

Many parents have been asking about Social Networking Sites .....which ones are 'safe', what children can do on them etc.

 

  • DigizenDigizen is a government website which has a lot of information for adults and children on these different social networking sites, with detailed evalautions of them. You can download copies of all of their reports and documents but the Internet is changing rapidly all the time and it is a good idea to revisit these sites to keep up to date.

  • Hectors WorldAs a parent, you might want to look at the Hector Protector site in New Zealand, sponsored by a charity called Netsafe.

  • Visit Hector's WorldThey have developed the Hector button, which you download and install onto your computer and it will float on the screen. Children can press the button whenever they come across anything on the net which they find upsetting or worrying.

  • GoogleGoogle has some excellent advice

Other sites you may want to look at include -

If you have any questions at all please speak to your child's teacher or to Mrs Curtis, our Learning Mentor.

Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.

 

Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online. Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.

 

If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:

Helpful links to look at with your family

Tips for staying safe online:

 

· Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.

 

· Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.

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