Staying Safe Online

All children in our school learn the SMART rules to help them know how to stay safe online.  They also learn how to use the CEOP Report Abuse button to quickly and easily tell someone if there is a problem.
Visit the Kidsmart website to help you find out more about SMART rules.

We follow the procedures as set out in our Academy Trust Policy which can be found here:  Acceptable Use Policy

Everyone in our school is allowed to use the school ICT network as long as they have agreed to keep our Acceptable Use Rules.

Online Safety Curriculum

EYFS

If you are in Nursery or Reception class visit these sites for fun activities to help you learn about how to stay safe on the internet

Think U Know

ICT in the Early Years

 

KS1

If you are in Y1 or Y2 you will learn how to:

  • use technology safely and respectfully

Visit these sites to help you learn this:

The Adventures of Kara         Zippep’s Astro Circus     Hector’s World

  • keep your personal information private

  • identify where to go for help and support if you are concerned about anything you have seen online

Watch this clip to help remind you of how to decide when to share your concerns.

Magda & Mo – The Pirate Donut

Some great games can be found by clicking on the link below:

Games and activities 

KS2

If you are in Y3, Y4, Y5 or Y6 you will learn how to:

  • safely search online, know how the results you get are selected and ranked

Visit these sites to help you learn this:

Cybersmart Access        Kidsmart – Safe Searching        Kidsmart – Digital Footprints

  • be able to choose the content that is most relevant to your search

  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly

Visit these sites to help you learn this:

Cyber Cafe        Sharing Personal Information

  • recognise when use of the internet is acceptable or unacceptable

Visit these sites to help you learn this:

Digital Manners      Kara – Who should you tell?

  • know how to report concerns you might have about things you have seen or heard online including if you have been contacted by someone and this has worried you

Report something that has happened online that you think is a crime  CEOPS

Some great games can be found by clicking on the links below:

Budd:e         Kidsmart – games

Advice and Information for parents

 

The internet is an amazing resource which enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices. However, the internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge.

You may sometimes feel that your children have better technical skills than you do, however children and young people still need advice and protection when it comes to managing their lives online

Know IT All – visit here for plenty of information for parents about online safety.
www.childnet.com/resources/kia/
image003 Thinkuknow – plenty of information on how to stay safe on the internet. Your child can also visit this website for age related advice and activities.
www.thinkuknow.co.uk
image005 The Smart Crew – Visit the Smart Crew for advice on how to stay safe on the Internet.
www.childnet.com/resources/the-adventures-of-kara-winston-and-the-smart-crew
Screen Shot 2014-11-30 at 20.55.33 Learn how to stay safe online with Dodge’s Stay Safe Facts. CBBC ‘Stay safe’ for children.
www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe
screen-shot-2016-11-09-at-09-50-41 NSPCC online safety.
www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
 Screen Shot 2014-11-30 at 20.57.24 ‘Digital parenting’ – Vodafone’s online magazine for parents –Issue 3 – the one we gave out to parents last term http://vodafonedigitalparenting.co.uk
cq5dam.thumbnail.750.750 Access to all the magazines produced so far by Vodafone www.vodafone.com/content/parents/digital-parenting/magazines.html
GoogleSafeSearch How to use Google Safe Search – https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/510?hl=en-GB

 Find out more about how to keep your family safe online with the UK Safer Internet Centre’s four steps:

  1. Have ongoing conversations with your children about staying safe online and why not use our family agreement? 

  2. Use safety tools on social networks and other online services, eg Facebook privacy settings, YouTube Restricted Mode

  3. Decide if you want to use parental controls on your home internet

  4. Understand devices and the parental control tools they offer in this Parents’ Guide to Technology 

How to Deal with Concerns

If at any point you have any concerns about your child’s safety on line please talk with your child’s class teacher.  You can also report it to CEOP (a police led online crime and safety service) using this button:

CEOP always recommend the following;

  • If you need urgent help, i.e, your child is in immediate danger such as meeting a stranger they have met online, then call 999.
  • Don’t delete any emails, images or conversations related to this report
  • Don’t contact the suspect yourself. Let us do the detective work

Most sites will have their own report buttons too or facility to block people and pages that cause you concern.

How you can report an issue: 

  1. To report an incident of online abuse click on the ‘Report Abuse’ button which is visible on most social media sites and on our website

  2. If you beleive that a child under 13 is using Instagram you can report it here.

  3. If you believe that a child under 13 is using Facebook you can report it here.

A useful and short video clip can be seen here to remind you of how to report things on the internet that might seem a bit strange or out of place and is well worth the 2 minutes it will take to watch it.

A very useful checklist for parents can be found here.  It is full of ideas of how to keep your children safe whilst online.

This is a guide to different ways you can start conversations about e-safety with your children – give it a go!  It was originally created for Safer Internet Day.

Cyber bullying

Extremism and Radicalisation

Children can be exposed to materials on line that can have great effect on their view of the world.  If you are concerned about how to help protect your child from exposure to views that could cause them harm please use the link below for further guidance. You can also use the CEOP button on every page on this site to report incidents.

Families Matter – Extremism Online

Social Media

In addition to the sites above please download the following guidance on some of the many social media sites.  ***Also please remember that Social Media Sites (e.g. Facebook, You Tube, Twitter, Instagram etc) have a minimum age requirement of 13+ in their terms and conditions. Whats App and other internet based messaging services can only be used by 16 year olds and over.***

A useful and short video clip can be seen here to remind you of how to report things on the internet that might seem a bit strange or out of place and is well worth the 2 minutes it will take to watch it.

A very useful checklist for parents can be found here.  It is full of ideas of how to keep your children safe whilst online.

This is a guide to different ways you can start conversations about e-safety with your children – give it a go!  It was originally created for Safer Internet Day.

Help and Resources for Parents

We also recommend some videos which are used in school as a great reinforcement or the perfect talking point and conversation starter with your children:

Lee and Kim’s Adventure is aimed at 5-7 year olds, but as a school we will use this video up to Year 5.

Jigsaw is aimed at 8-10 year olds, but as a school we will use this video in Year 6.

Parental Controls

It is advisable to look at the website of your broadband provider or contact them as many of the large providers and restrictions and controls that you can put in place to restrict your child’s use of the internet in your home.  You can also action restrictions on individual devices.  Below are some links to relevant website which might assist you in this:

Apple iOs (iphones, ipads etc)

Samsung and android

Windows

 Websites

Google

Firefox – Firefox has an add-on called ‘Fox Filter’ which can be applied.

Internet Explorer does have parental/family settings. Please follow instructions below to set parental controls:

To set controls:

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Select “Tools” from the toolbar
  3. Select “Internet Options”
  4. Choose the “Content” tab
  5. Click “Enable”
  6. Adjust the slider to select the level you deem appropriate for your child
  7. Save changes

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