Keeping Children Safe online
At Danegrove we take online safety very seriously. Computer rules are sent home and also displayed in every classroom and we also send home an Acceptable Use of IT Pupil Agreement.
Our school E-Safety Co-ordinator is – Lilly Charidemou and our E-Safety Governor is Janet Mead.
Online Safety - Autumn 2020
Parents should talk to their children about keeping online passwords safe. At school we say that ‘Your password is like a toothbrush – not for sharing’ It is also good to talk to your children about how to behave online.
In line with our value of ‘Respect’ for September, Mrs. Metcalf spoke to the children in assembly about respectful behaviour online. Look at the link –www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents which includes guidance and advice for parents.
In the classrooms we have posters called ‘Surf Safe’ to help children think about using the Internet safely.
A reminder that we also have a Pupil Acceptable Use form – also known as an Pupil Health Agreement form that pupils sign.
E-safety day – June
In June we had an E-safety day for all children from Reception to Year 6. CEOP guidelines and Childline presentations delivered in age appropriate sessions to the children.
Anti Bullying Week – November
In November we participate in Anti–bullying Week each year and the older children look at cyber bullying.
As you know keeping children safe in the ever changing world of technology can be a challenge.
Top tips are;
Talk to your child about what they’re up to online. Be a part of their online life
Watch 'Thinkuknow' films and cartoons with your child ( see website above)
Set boundaries in the online world just as you would in the real world
Keep all equipment that connects to the internet in a family space.
Use parental controls on devices that link to the internet, such as the TV, laptops, computers, games consoles and mobile phones
Our pupils often use the internet as part of their learning, and have regular lessons on e-safety to help them know how to keep safe online. Pupils in school are always supervised when using the internet.
Useful Links & Info
Here are some good activities for children:
Here are some useful hints about keeping your child safe: https://www.childnet.com/young-people
Here is some police information: https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Here is another useful site to look at: https://www.internetmatters.org/
Here is the NSPCC’s advice on how to keep children safe: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
This site has useful information for parents and a film to show younger children on keeping safe: https://www.childnet.com/resources/looking-for-kidsmart\
The National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) has a campaign to protect children: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Here is more information about CEOP: https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Parenting in the digital age: http://www.pitda.co.uk/
Think u know: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Child exploitation and online protection site: http://www.ceop.police.uk/
And a link to the Safer internet day 2016 site: http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2016
We use Hector the Protector in school so pupils are able to easily report unsuitable: http://hectorsworld.netsafe.org.nz/teachers/hectors-world-safety-button/