E-Safety

E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Witnesham 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 in accordance with our E-Safety Policy. 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 is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately 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.

 

SEARCH ENGINES

 

Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:

 

Research Searching

 

nICE

 

CBBC

 

Kids Yahoo

 

Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. Click here to read more.

 

 

Image Searching

 

Pics4Learning

 

picsearch

 

 

 

Gaming

 

When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE, privacy settings can be set up.  

To read more click here.

 

 

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 is information on Facebook settings, Xbox360 settings, Blackberry controls, jargon busting and many more 'How to Guides'. Well worth a read!

 

 

 

The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre.

 

 

 

 

 

Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online.

CEOP thinkuknow kidsmart