E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Outwood Primary School . We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our e-Safety policy. e-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately on-line.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe on-line if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately on-line.
It’s essential to be realistic – banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.
CEOP (The Child Exploitation and On-line Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an on-line 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying on-line.
The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and On-line Protection (CEOP) centre.
Vodafone have produced a Digital Parenting Magazine which informs parents about the various technologies children are accessing today. There is information on Facebook settings, Xbox 360 settings jargon busting and many more ‘How to Guides’.
Internet Matters is a new on-line portal designed for parents to access simple, easy and practical advice about on-line safety for their children, right through from pre-school to teens. It provides tips on protecting children from on-line grooming, cyber bullying, privacy and identity theft and inappropriate content. Internet Matters is a non profit organisation set up by BT, Sky, Talk Talk and Virgin Media.