Online Saftey (also know as E-Safety)
The Internet has become an everyday part of our lives and brings with it new opportunities to
communicate and handle information from across the globe. The use of the internet is an essential
part of learning, however, increased use of it brings with it increased risk. At Allen Edwards Primary
School, we have a robust set of policies and practices in place to ensure that our children and
learners are safe online.
Staff are trained in online safety issues and we educate pupils, in an age-appropriate way, on how to
keep themselves safe online and how to use new technologies responsibly. We have clear online
safety rules and practices which are reinforced throughout the Computing curriculum as well as
through our Jigsaw PSHE/RSE curriculum. Pupils also participate in online safety awareness projects
such as National Safer Internet Day and Anti-Bullying Week.
We aim to help parents and carers understand online safety issues and risks and provide information
on how they can help keep their children safe online at home through online support posts on Class
Dojo and termly online safety coffee mornings. The Internet can be a wonderful learning tool with
information resources that provide new opportunities for learning and sharing information.
However, parents should be aware of the potential dangers posed to their children online and take
measures to ensure their children can enjoy using the internet safely.
Please remember that help is always available at school. If you are having any concerns with online safety - don’t be afraid to talk to your child's teacher or another adult at school
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Button
The Click CEOP button is an asset of the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. The CEOP Command works to protect children from the harm of sexual abuse and exploitation both online and offline.
The button has been developed to offer children, young people, parents/carers and professionals working with these groups with a simple and convenient mechanism for gaining access to trusted online safety advice, help and support. It also provides access to an online mechanism for reporting known or suspected child sexual exploitation or child sexual abuse directly to CEOP. This is offered as a convenient and potentially less intimidating method of reporting these sensitive types of crime, alternative to face-to-face and telephone reporting to local police forces.
The NCA’s CEOP Command is here to help children and young people. We are here to help if you are a young person and you or your friend (up to age 18) has been forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity with anyone online, or in the real world. We also have advice and links to support for other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying and hacking. Visit our Safety Centre for advice and to report directly to CEOP, by clicking on the Click CEOP button.
The CEOP Safety Centre
The Click CEOP button provides a gateway to the CEOP Safety Centre, an area of the CEOP website offering:
advice on a range of online safety issues, such as hacking and cyberbullying;
signposting to NCA-CEOP partners offering help and support on issues outside of CEOP’s remit, such as ChildLine and BeatBullying;
reporting of suspected or known child sex offender activity directly to CEOP for investigation.
Reporting to CEOP
CEOP operates a 24/7 service for the receipt of reports.
Reports can be made to CEOP by a young person or on their behalf by a parent/carer or professional working with these groups. Children under 11 years of age are encouraged to tell an adult that they trust about what has happened and to ask for their help in reporting this either to CEOP or local police.
All reports to CEOP are treated as reports of crime and as such anonymous reports cannot be accepted.
Where can I get help with online safety?
Parents and Carers - UK Safer Internet Centre - The Safer Internet Centre has general resources and guidance to support parents and carers with online safety.
Parent Zone | At the heart of digital family life - On the ParentZone website you can find digital advice,
activities and ideas to support internet safety.
childnet.com - The Childnet Website offers information for parents on supporting online safety. There are also a range of games for children to reinforce online safety messages.
Keeping children safe online | NSPCC - The NSPCC provides useful online safety information sheets for
parents and carers as well as helping to support other safeguarding concerns.
Common Sense Media: Age-Based Media Reviews for Families | Common Sense Media - Reviews and information about games, apps, TV shows and websites.
Parental Controls & Privacy Settings Guides | Internet Matters - Help on using parental controls and privacy settings.
Parents and carers | CEOP Education (thinkuknow.co.uk) - The Think U Know website contains lots of
useful information on how to support your child in staying safe online. There are also a number of
useful games to engage children in how they can use the internet safely.
4-7s | CEOP Education (thinkuknow.co.uk) - ThinkUKnow
8-10s | CEOP Education (thinkuknow.co.uk) - ThinkUKnow
11-18s | CEOP Education (thinkuknow.co.uk) - ThinkUKnow