Ali Rodgers is the lead for Online Safety in school. There is an online safety group that meet termly which consists of the ICT Strategic Manager (Jonathon Elton), Computing Subject Leader (Alex Barrett), Anti-bullying Coordinator (Ali Rodgers) and Online Safety Link Governor (Lisa Hodgson). We use the 3600 safe audit and current policies to monitor our online safety provision.
There is a lot of concerning content on the internet and sensible precautions should be taken including letting your child know what to do if they see something that upsets them. They should let a responsible adult know or report their concern by pressing the CEOP button below.
Online Safety Policy
The school's policy on Online Safety can be found here: Online Safety Policy.
Pupils learn about Online Safety through their computing lessons and the annual Safer Internet Day.
Information is regularly sent home about Online Safety; the text message service alerts parents/carers to new content on the school or other organisations’ websites.
There is an annual parent/carer forum on Online Safety.
If you have any queries/questions about Online Safety please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Tips for Parents - in-game chat
As the holidays approach, many children will be spending more time online and many will be having fun gaming and chatting to their friends online. The majority of children use gaming for socialisation over and above the actual game. A short video from CEOP (38 seconds long!) for parents is here.
There have been some alarming reports in the media about highly inappropriate (and illegal) videos on YouTube. Whilst this isn't new it's good to see this getting coverage. Please talk to your children about the different videos/channels they watch. Just because a thumbnail or title appears child-friendly it doesn't mean it is. Also be sure to check if they have their own channel and upload their own videos. Many children say their parents do not know.
Enable RESTRICTED MODE (video HERE), have a look through their watch/search history and for younger children (under 7) consider YouTube Kids (video HERE). There are updates coming to YouTube Kids app, for guidance see HERE.
Parents' Decision Guide to YouTube for young children can be found here.
Online Safety Day
On Tuesday 11th February 2020, as a school we celebrated Safer Internet Day. The theme was 'Together for a better internet'. All pupils accessed an Online Safety theme assembly and took part in Computing activities throughout the day.
Useful Websites for Parents/Carers
Pokemon Go is the new craze! To find out what Pokemon Go is, please click here. There is also some useful information on what Pokemon Go is on the attached file below.
|Internet Matters is an independent, not-for-profit organisation to help parents keep their children safe online. Includes practical information on how to secure your home network.|
e-Safety Adviser is another useful resource, providing e-safety policies, newsletters and questionnaires. There is a monthly newsletter that you can subscribe to. A copy of the most recent magazine can been downloaded below.
For some tips on keeping safe online, see this useful online safety video: https://www.theonline.academy/sept2017/
|NSPCC Net Aware|
|Derbyshire Safeguarding Board|
|Vodafone have lots of practical advice and also provide a 'Digital Parenting' magazine.|
|Other useful links:|
Parent's guide to video games can be found here 'The Good Gaming Guide'.
Useful step-by-step instructions on how to set up parental controls on all of your devices to help keep your child safe online can be found here.
ThinkUKnow.co.uk - Online safety education for 4-7 year olds can be found here.
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