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Online Safety

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Online Safety is taught to all of our pupils within our computing curriculum, explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online. Alongside this, children from KS2 take part in an online safety theatre production once a year.

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.

The breadth of issues classifeid within online safety is considerable, but can be categorised into three areas of risk:

  • content: being exposed to illegal,inappropriate or harmful material;
  • contact: being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users; and
  • conduct: personal online behaviour that increases the likelihood of, or causes, harm.

 

Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:

Keep your computer in a visible place

Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.

Set Parental Controls

Most electronic devices have the option to connect to the internet. In addition to content filtering offered by your ISP, many devices have their own parental controls, for example to limit spending, restrict access to apps based on age rating, set time limits or block selected websites .

Acceptable Use

  • Set ground rules with your child so they feel involved in their use of the internet. Ensure your child is confident enough to tell you if they accidentally go to an unsuitable website, download unknown files or are contacted by an unknown person.
  • Discuss as a family how the internet will be used in your house. Consider what information should be kept private (such as personal information, photos etc) and decide rules for making and meeting online friends. Make sure you know what your child is doing online much like you would offline.
  • Discuss using strong passwords with your child so they understand how they can protect their online accounts. It is important they know they need to keep their passwords safe and not share them with anyone or use the same password for several accounts. If your child’s account is “hacked” or compromised then make sure they change their password and report any concerns or suspicious activity.

For more advice on using strong passwords visit

https://www.getsafeonline.org/protecting-yourself/passwords/

  • Ensure you stress to your child that threatening or abusive language is not acceptable online or in the real world.
  • Every time your child visits a website they leave a record of it in the 'History' folder. View the 'History' after your child has been online to ensure they are using the internet in accordance with your jointly agreed  acceptable use rules.

 

Social Media

Facebook has a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using it. Social media sites often use dates of birth to be able to aim appropriate advertising at a person so don't risk your child seeing inappropriate materials. Children are also able to communicate with anyone as there is no protection against this.

For further information on KIK, What's App, Facebook and other social media sites/apps please click the link below

Useful information on social media

 

Snapchat update 1.7.17

Police forces have raised child safety concerns about a new Snapchat feature that reveals users' locations amid fears it could be used for stalking.
Parents have been warned to turn off "Snap Maps" on their children's phones after Snapchat, which is wildly popular among teenagers, introduced the location-sharing mode this week.
The feature displays a map of nearby friends, showing their latest location gathered using a smartphone's GPS sensor.  Users of the app can also search for locations such as individual schools, with the app displaying public photos and videos sent by students.

 

Online safety sites

There are several websites available to reinforce safe online use to your child. Why not explore them together?

  • Lee and Kim - If your child is aged 5-7, they can watch  Lee and Kim's adventures or Hector and his friends.
  • BBC - The BBC's Stay Safe website allows children to stay safe on the internet through videos, games and interactive resources.
  • Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) - This site offers advice for parents and carers and has activities for children to learn about how to stay safe online.
  • Know IT All for Parents  - An interactive guide to show parents and carers everything that they need to know to keep themselves and their children safe online.
  • Get Net Wise - This site has current advice about e-safety along with links to other useful information sites.
  • outofyourhands - Aims to protect young people from becoming victims of phone crime and fraud offering real life victim and perpetrator case studies and short films, and the latest tips and advice for staying safe, making financial transactions and using digital media.
  •  Stay Safe Online - Booklet issued by Cleveland Police
  •  Child Safety Leaflet - Booklet issued by Cleveland Police
  • Childnet - links to activities that can be shared with your children and advice about what you need to know on this site.
  • Get Safe Online - has details about how to protect your computer, safe online shopping and protecting your identity.
  • NSPCC Advice for Parents -has useful advice about how to talk to your child about issues linked to e-safety.

 

Digital Parenting

For further support and advice check out Vodafone's Digital Parenting website and magazine -

Digital parenting

 

Resources

Below is a list of the resources used to teach online safety in school.

FS/KS1 - Hector’s World

Lee & Kim’s Animal Magic

Digiduck’s Big Decision

Smartie the Penguin

Cybersmart

 

KS2 -       Captain Kara & the Smart Crew

BBC Caught in the Web

How Secure is my Password

thinkuknow

ThinkUKnow Cybercafe

BBC Horrible Histories

bbc

Cyber-Café

(List provided by Pauline Jackson from Redcar and Cleveland LA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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