E-Safety

The world our children and young people live in is rapidly changing. Technologies are offering an abundance of opportunities in learning and in many aspects of daily life. We, as adults, are naturally cautious of these new technologies and can identify risks and threats. However, for young people they are a regular and familiar part of everyday life that are being enthusiastically embraced, sometimes with little thought for the risks and threats.

We actively encourage them to utilise the benefits of Information Communication Technology (ICT), whilst at the same time helping them to understand the dangers and make the right decisions about what they share, the way they do this and who they do it with.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mr G. Harrison and Mrs H. Pinnington (Deputy Safeguarding Lead).

Pupils and E-Safety

If you put your profile on the internet, then it is your responsibility to control who sees it. Be aware that if you do put any images or views on the internet it is really on the internet for all to see. This means it can be copied, saved and shared without your permission. Therefore make sure you are in control. Click the links below for some advice on:

Facebook Privacy Settings

Basic Twitter Settings


The websites below will provide you with information on how to increase your awareness of the social networks children use, this allows you to stay up to date and keep your children safe in today's digital world:

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/?mc_cid=6edb2c8180&mc_eid=f9aff976fc

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/How-to-guides/?mc_cid=6edb2c8180&mc_eid=f9aff976fc


It is not only social media apps that allow children to communicate with people they do not know, online games sometimes allow this facility too. Minecraft has become exceptionally popular in recent years and has the facility to communicate with people you may not know. Follow the link below for more information about Minecraft and how to stay safe whilst playing:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/minecraft-a-parents-guide/


If you would like advice on how to set up parental controls that help keep children safe, follow the link below for advice and guidance on how to do it:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/


Click on the link below to find a copy of the Vodaphone Digital Parenting e-Magazine with helpful articles and advice about all things digital:

http://www.vodafone.com/content/dam/vodafone-images/parents/assets-2016/pdf/Digital%20Parenting%20Magazine%20Issue%205.pdf?mc_cid=6edb2c8180&mc_eid=f9aff976fc