E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at St Wilfrid’s 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. E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It may feel daunting, but you don't need to be an expert on the internet. Understanding what children do online and the risks they face will help you keep your child safe online. 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.
Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below are some links to some
“safer” search engines:
Websites for more information:
www.thinkuknow.co.uk – Visit the “Parent/Carer” Section and use the “Click CEOP” button to seek advice and report online abuse
www.childnet.com – Visit the ‘Know It All’ Section for an interactive guide about online safety
www.getsafeonline.org – Free up-to-date Security advice
www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/topics/safety-and-privacy/ - Safety advice and useful tips
http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/ gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online.
NSPCC Net Aware has information about the most commonly used apps by young people - net-aware.org.uk
NSPCC Share Aware has ideas on conversation starters you can use with your children and advice about staying safe online. - nspcc.org.uk/shareaware
The NSPCC helpline is open 24 hours a day, ready to give support and advice to any adult who's worried about a child. Call 0800 800 5000
Below are a number of fact sheets produced by the NSPCC on the various aspects of online safety.
OurPact is a breakthrough parental control app that harnesses the power of Internet and Application blocking in order to teach children proper device use and responsibility. By syncing your family’s iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touch to OurPact, you now have the power to manage your entire family’s device use under one platform.