We consider the safety of the children of paramount importance. In a modern world, this includes ensuring they are safe on the internet and with the technology they use. The internet is a wonderful resource that we all make use of, however it can be a dangerous place to be. In school we educate the children, throughout their time here, about what those dangers are and how they can protect themselves from them. We have a system in place which filters what the children are able to see and do whilst using the internet in school. We have also established an e-safety committee consisting of pupils and staff along with a local PCSO representative.
Safer Internet Day
Each year, we celebrate Safer Internet Day as part of our E-Safety curriculum. This year, the theme is 'Be the change: unite for a better internet'. In our lessons we will be focusing on how to be careful with our personal information online, as well as teaching children how to use images and social media responsibly.
For more information and support on how to stay safe, take a look at their website. http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/
Helping at Home
We strongly recommend that you consider how safe the internet environment is for your children at home. Take a look at the ThinkUKnow website by using the link below. They have some fabulous games, videos and information about staying safe online that may help you protect your children and be aware of the risks.
If you see something or become aware of an online danger, you can report it to CEOP (Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre) who will investigate the concern.
We are also aware that many children of primary school age have access to mobile internet technology such as smart phones and tablets, which they can use to access social networking sites such as Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube. The minimum age to have an account on these sites is 13. If you would like any more information on this, we have included parents' guides below to these sites.
We have also included links to a number of mobile operator's sites that have sections of their website dedicated to E-Safety.