Online Safety

Online safety is something that we are very serious about here at St Mary's primary school. Within our school we have various systems and policies in place that help to keep our children safe online. Staying ahead of current technologies and being aware of the latest trends helps us, as a school, keep up to date with e-Saafety, ensuring we provide excellent measures in school. These measures include things such as:

  • Internet filtering on all school machines
  • Acceptable Use Policies for all network users
  • E-Safety lessons every year for children in Yrs 1-6
  • E-Safety Champion within the school
  • E-Safety discussions in Governors meetings
  • Website blocking facilities for children and staff
  • Access to reporting features online
  • and many more...

This page is designed to give you a link to information that you, the parents, may find useful in helping your child to stay safe online. Technology is rapidly changing and it is very tricky being up to date with all of the latest risks, trends and information. This page is designed to give you the information that you need to know.

 

Useful Resources for Parents & Teachers

We know that many of our children are very aware of how to stay safe when they are out and about, but this little clip below explains the importance and need we have, to teach our children how to stay safe online. Here at St Mary's we do all we can to teach our children how to be safe online, but check out the links below to find out more about what you can do to help your child.

Check out these video clips with information that may be of use to you.

 

Here is a really useful document from Childnet International all about supporting young people online. It contains some very important information, take a look and see what you need to know about keeping young people safe online. Download leaflet

 

Need help / Report a Problem - Check out these national agencies/charities who are here to help

NSPCC - This charity page gives you really useful help and information about keeping children safe online. It talks alot about technology and what to watch out for, there is also some specific guidance about things you can do to keep people safe.

CEOP - Child Exploitation and Online Protection website. This links straight to their homepage and abuse reporting button. 

report abuse

Internet Watch Foundation - Information about an organsiation that monitors the internet use and removes inappropriate images online. Need to report something disturbing that you have seen online? click here.

UK Council for Child Internet Safety - New technologies inspire children to be creative, communicate and learn. However, while the internet is a great resource, it is important that children and young people are protected from the risks they may encounter. The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) is a group of more than 200 organisations drawn from across government, industry, law, academia and charity sectors that work in partnership to help keep children safe online. 

Parents Resources

NSPCC Net Aware - A brilliant website telling you everything taht you need to know about social media. A must for everyone to read.

Think You Know - this is an excellent website with information that is essential to parents, teachers and children tackling all issues related to online safety.

Ask About Games - A very useful website with information about age ratings on games and what they all mean.

Parental Control Setup - Do you need help setting parental controls on the internet and on the ISP (Internet Service Provider) that you have at home? This page will talk about what you can do to monitor and control your families use of the internet.

In App Purchase Restrictions - Do you have your credit card details saved to your App store? Do you want to stop your children running up bills with expensive in App purchases (small fees that are charged to allow games extra features etc)? If so check out this really useful link.

Childnet - A brilliant resource full of interesting sheets, information and useful content on keeping children safe online.

Technology, Toys and the Internet - A useful page about the latest toys and things you may need to be aware of.

 

Children's Resources

Childline - Do you need to talk to someone about things that are upsetting you? Do you need help about something that has happened online? Check out this site.

SMART online - this Childnet resource teaches you what being SMART online is all about.

BBC OWN IT - helpful resource for children helping them to deal with difficult issues.

CEOP - If you are worried about the way somene has been communicating with you, tell the police and other services about it here.

 

Do you want to see some examples of the great online video resources that we use in school? Check out these clips, feel free to watch and share them at home.

A great resource used to teach the children about friend requests online. This is used in upper KS2.

This is broken down into a series of smaller clips and then used as part of our lower KS2 unit on being safe online.

 

This is one of the clips that we use with our KS1 children, teaching them about being responsible and safe online.