Please click here for our Internet/E Safety Policy: Internet Policy October 2018
WHERE TO GO FOR HELPFUL ON-LINE SAFETY ADVICE
There is a wealth of really helpful information for parents about how to keep their children safe on-line through the following site:
"We accept that there are some really unsavoury apps run by companies which don’t seem to care about keeping children safe, and at the same time there are others with amazing ‘safety by design’ baked in, plus a commitment to keeping children safe. But the point is, this can change from one day to the next, and keeping up with it is virtually impossible, whereas talking to your child about having fun but staying safe online, plus showing an interest and discussing how to behave and react is altogether more realistic and productive in the long-term, and more likely to keep them safe when bad things happen on good apps." The Two Johns.
The 'Two Johns', who came in to school during the Autumn term, frequently update the EST E Safety site with resources and information to help keep us informed. There is a useful children's area and parent/carer area, which you will find helpful. Please click on the link below:
Please see below a number of other E Safety fact sheets and information: this is a useful way of keeping up with this rapidly moving area.
Ditto: Schools E Safety magazine
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button below.
If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk.
It has recently been highlighted that although most of us are aware of issues around teens being coerced or tricked into getting undressed or revealing themselves online, there has been a lot less said about what to say to our youngest pupils and why. Recent research tells us that as many as one in ten young children who video chat with people they haven't met, and up to one in twenty who livestream, have been challenged to undress or change online.
Because of this we are being encouraged to share this simple message with young children.