Online safety

The online world is rapidly developing and many of our children now have access to devices which enable them to connect to the internet, take images or video and communicate with others. While it is important not to obstruct them from developing skills from using these devices, it is essential that parents support their children in navigating the online world.

Some of the issues related to primary pupils using the internet are

  • Accessing inappropriate content on the internet
  • Using ‘mature’ social networking sites, such as Facebook, and connecting with individuals they don’t know
  • Being cyberbullied by others on the internet
  • Using technology appropriately, e.g. webcams and cameras on mobile devices
  • Sharing personal information with others they don’t know on the internet
  • Playing video games with adult rating, e.g. Call of Duty

Digital Leaders

The digital leaders meet on a weekly basis to work through different topic on online safety to become the school experts in being safe online. For each topic the children complete tasks to developed the leaders understanding.  After completing all activities they will be an expert in making sensible choices online. The Digital Leader will help to promote online safety throughout school running competition, assemblies and supporting children to now how to be safe when using the internet.

 

 

 

 

We’re delighted to announce that Safer Internet Day will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 8th February 2022

 

 

 

Useful link to what young people are using digitally at the momentCLICK HERE

 

 

NETFLIX PARENT CONTROLS – UPDATE   Click here for information on how to set up parent controls

Netflix have launched an update to their parental controls. Netflix have updated these settings to help families around the world get the most from their viewing experience, as well as allowing them to make decisions about what content is right for their family. This blog looks at these new controls, and how parents and carers can use them with their family.

With over 5,052 TV shows, documentaries and movies currently on Netflix in the UK, there is a lot of great content that young people can use to learn from, engage with or use just to to relax with. The sheer number of titles on Netflix does however mean that there is some content that is not appropriate for all users to watch, with some films and TV shows age rated as 15 or 18.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CEOP http://ceop.police.uk/safety-centre

If you feel that your child is being groomed or abused online, then use the Child Exploitation Online Protection (CEOP) Centre’s reporting form.

For further information about family filtering for home broadband

 

thinkuknowhttps://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

The resources on this page are to help pupils and parents to understand the risks and how to make devices safer to use.

 

The RHC button is an asset of swgfl, a charity working internationally to ensure all benefit from technology, free from harm.

The button has been developed to offer anyone living in the UK a simple and convenient mechanism for gaining access to reporting routes for commonly used social networking sites, gaming platforms, apps and streaming services alongside trusted online safety advice, help and support. It also provides access to an online mechanism for reporting online harm to the RHC service for those over the age of 13 where an intial report has been made to industry but no action has been taken. RHC will review content in line with a sites’ community standards and act in a mediatory capacity where content goes against these.

Children under 13 years of age are encouraged to tell an adult that they trust about what has happened and to ask for their help in reporting this going through our how we can help resource together.

RHC also have advice and links to reporting routes for other online harms people may come across or face, such as impersonation, privacy violations and intimate image abuse.

The RHC button provides a gateway to the RHC reporting pages, an area of the RHC website offering:

  • links to reporting routes on commonly used sites for 8 types of online harm
  • help, advice and support on what to do if experiencing or witnessing harm online
  • signposting to industry partners reporting forms and the ability to reportlegal but harmful content directly to RHC for further investigation

 

 

 

The eSafeguarding co-ordinator in school is Mrs Wyatt.

 

If you need any further support, then please contact the school office.

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Online Safety Policy

Acceptable Use Policy KS1

Acceptable Use Policy KS2

Resources for Early Years and Foundation Stage/Key Stage 1

Smartie The Penguin (online story)

Digiduck’s Big Decision (online story)

Hectors World (cartoons)

Lee & Kim (cartoon and resources)

Jessie & Friends: online safety education for 4-7yrs (cartoons)

Parents and carers video about Jessie & Friends cartoons

Resources for Key Stage 2

The Smart Crew (cartoons and resources)

Kidsmart (information site)

CEOP Think U Know 8-10 year olds (games and resources)

CEOP ‘Jigsaw’ (video)

Resources for Parents and Carers

Fortnight parental information from Net-aware

E-Safety Fact Sheet for Parents

CEOP AND Pntare Zone (up to date information on e-safety for parents)

ParentPort (advice)

UK SIC Guide to Technology (advice)

Pan European Game Information (advice)

ChildNet (resources and advice)

UK Safer Internet Centre (resources and advice)