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Child Focus 'E-safety'

This clip was made as an e-safety awareness campaign for children between 4 and 8 years. A great way to start teaching younger children about the possible dangers of using the internet.

What is E-Safety?

 

Whilst the internet and associated technologies are an excellent tool with resource to enrich learning, there are still dangers related to their use, especially in relation to young children. Some examples of this are:

  • Bullying via chat (mobile phones) or email
  • Obsessive internet use
  • Exposure to inappropriate materials
  • Inappropriate or illegal behaviour
  • Physical danger of sexual abuse

 

As a school it is our duty of care alongside that of parents and other members of the community to protect our children from these dangers and this can be achieved by many different mechanisms working together.

 

The purpose of this e-safety is to outline what measures our school takes to ensure that children can work in an e-safe environment and that any e-safety issue is detected and dealt with in a timely and appropriate fashion.

 

Abbots Hall Primary Academy works with staff, pupils and parents/carers to create a school community which values the use of new technologies in enhancing learning, encourages responsible use of ICT, and follows agreed policies to minimise potential e-safety risks.

 

  • We discuss, monitor and review our e-safety policy on a regular basis, linking it with other relevant policies such as Safeguarding, Behaviour for Learning and Anti-Bullying Policies.
  • We support staff in the use of ICT as an essential tool for enhancing learning and in the embedding of e-safety across the whole school curriculum.
  • We ensure that pupils are aware of the potential e-safety risks associated with the use of ICT and mobile technologies, that pupils feel able and safe to report incidents and abide by the school’s e-safety policy.
  • We provide opportunities for parents/carers to receive e-safety education and information, to enable them to support their children in developing good e-safety behaviour.

 

For further information on online safety for your child please click on the following links:

 

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe

http://www.childnet.com/

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

Report it!

If a child you know has experienced sexual or offensive chat that has made them feel uncomfortable or someone is trying to meet up with them, you can report this directly to CEOP.

 

This may have happened in a chat room, message board, instant messenger or on a social networking site. It could be on a mobile phone, games console or computer. It could be messages, images or conversations over webcam.

 

The important thing is that if you know that an adult is making sexual advances to children on the internet you should report it to CEOPs immediately. 

 

Click below to send a report to CEOP.

 

Internet Safety - Newsround Caught In The Web

This Newsround video is a great way to inform your older children about some of the dangers of the internet and how to stay safe. This is suitable for older Key Stage 2 pupils but it is suggested that parents watch this first so you can talk about the issues raised in the video with your child.

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