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Online Safety

At Holy Trinity CofE Primary School, we take the issue of Internet Safety very seriously and on these pages you will find information that will support you as parents/guardians. E-safety is part of the school’s safeguarding responsibilities and our E-Safety policy explains how the school helps to keep your child safe using the Internet.

Children in all year groups are taught an explicit online safety lesson at least every half term using the Project Evolve planning tool. Online safety is also covered if and when children need support with this area.

The internet is a fantastic resource, but it can also bring risks. We work with our pupils in school to help them understand the dangers and learn how to keep themselves safe.  All pupils are asked to sign an agreement on how they will use the Internet in school. You can view a copy by clicking the relative document at the foot of this page.

Annually in February the school takes part in the national campaign Safer Internet Day, which provides lots of useful resources to support teachers, parents and children.

For on-line safety advice please visit Internet Matters website.

 

CEOP

 The CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) logo pictured here is on a lot of websites.  It is the Advice, Help and Report button.  Clicking on it will take you to their website, where you can easily follow links for help if you are a parent or child. It is excellent, so please try it now!

 

ThinkUKnow


Highly recommended is the Thinkuknow website.  Click the logo to go to the website and get the latest safety information. This is an education initiative by CEOP - the UKs national law enforcement agency that focusses on tackling sexual abuse of children.

Below are some quick links for parents to some key questions and Top Tips in their 'Growing up online' section.

Top Tips

Software to help you

Anti-Bullying App

We do not allow mobile phones in school, which combats phone bullying here, but we know that mobiles are used outside school. You can help your child by using an Android App which blocks the bully's number, so you don't have to receive unwanted texts or calls. The bully doesn't know that their number is blocked. It is now a free app. Click the image to find out more.

Block'em                           Cyber Sentinel

 

(Please note that these are for your information and are independent from the school)

http://www.cybersentinel.co.uk/

This software blocks inappropriate websites, including pornographic ones. It also monitors E-Mails and social networks for unsuitable content, grooming phrases, sex words and other danger words.

Google

Visit Google's Safety Centre to learn how to change Google's search settings to SafeSearch  filtering:  http://www.google.co.uk/familysafety/tools.html

This setting is designed to screen sites with explicit sexual text and images that you don't want your child to stumble across when browsing the internet.

Top Tips for Safer Surfing!
1.         Remind your child that the internet is not a private space. Any information that your child puts online can be              shared with anyone and may be used in a harmful way.

2.         Keep communication open! Let your child know that it’s never too late to tell if something or someone is making them uncomfortable.

3.         Teach your child to only open emails from people they know. Files may contain inappropriate images, content              viruses

4.         Keep the computer somewhere in the house where it is easy for you to monitor what they are viewing.

5.         Use internet filtering software and your browser’s control to offer the degree of security needed to protect your   child.

What are the dangers and risks to my child from the internet?

 

Content
(Child is exposed to this material)

Contact
(Child is communicating)

Conduct
(Child is actively doing Something themselves)

Commercial

Adverts Spam

Personal information given

Illegal downloading
Gambling
Hacking
Financial Scams

Aggressive

Violent content

Being Bullied
Being Stalked

Bullying others

Sexual

Pornographic images/text

Being Groomed
Meeting Strangers

Uploading inappropriate material

Values

Racism
Bias
Misleading info

Is subject to persuasion (self-harm/anorexia)

Providing misleading info to others

 

Information on the table was taken from "Safer Children in a Digital World" - a report by Dr Tanya Byron.

You can download the report for free, or view the summary here

Did you know that Facebook requires users to be 13 years old before they can create their own account?

Parent Zone

  • Parent Zone offers an array of services and resources to schools to enable teachers and parents to educate their children on how to stay safe online, what to do if they find themselves in an uncomfortable situation and how to build their digital resilience. Click on the logo above to find out more.

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  • Link to our On-line safety policy