E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Allen Edwards Primary School, as all children use technology on a regular basis as part of their learning. We have security measures in place in school 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 when using technology and online.
Acceptable Use Agreements
All children and adults are required to sign an Acceptable Use Agreement, which sets out the rules by which they should conduct themselves when using technology, both to keep them safe (Content and Contact) and to prevent them from harming others (Conduct). These agreements have been adapted to meet the needs, understanding, activities and experiences of the different age ranges within our school.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online 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 online.
We have prepared some advice that will help you to keep your children safe online at home.
Here are some other tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:
We all do it, search for images on the Internet, but are they free or have we broken copyright laws? Use this site to ensure that you only ever use free images.
It is important that we are aware ourselves and are able to talk to our children about the dangers of online gaming. You, as the parent, can take control of your children's safety, by setting up the parental controls, rather than leaving it to chance.
Visit these sites to get more detailed advice and support on how to do this:
Websites for more information
CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online 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 online 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 online.
Vodafone have produced a Digital Parenting Magazine which informs parents about the various technologies children are accessing today. There are many 'How to Guides', including:
The 'Thinkuknow' website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre. There are a wide range of resources for all ages.
Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online.
Internet Matters is a new online portal designed for parents to access simple, easy and practical advice about online safety for their children, right through from pre-school to teens. It provides tips on protecting children from online grooming, cyberbullying, privacy and identity theft and inappropriate content. Internet Matters is a not-for profit organisation set up by BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.