How to keep safe whilst using the internet
E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Lawn 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 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.
Here is a link to what each year group will cover as part of their computing lessons and E-Safety.
Rules for Safe Internet Use
- I will only use ICT in school for school purposes.
- I will only use my own school email address when emailing.
- I will only open email attachments from people I know, or who my teacher has approved.
- I will not tell other people my passwords for the Learning Platform, school network or for other learning websites.
- I will only open/delete my own files.
- I will make sure that all ICT related contact with other children and adults is appropriate and polite.
- I will not deliberately look for, save or send anything that could offend others.
- If I accidentally find anything inappropriate on the internet I will tell my teacher or parent immediately.
- I will not give out my personal details such as my name, phone number, home address or school over the internet.
- I will be responsible for my behaviour when using ICT in school or at home because I know that these rules are to keep me safe.
- I will never arrange to meet someone I have met on the internet without checking with an adult.
- I know that my use of ICT can be checked and that my parent or carer will be contacted if a member of school staff is concerned about my safety.
- I will not take part in any cyber bullying. I will also report anything I see or hear about cyberbullying to an adult at school or home immediately.
IF YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT SOMEBODY ACTING INAPPROPRIATELY WHILST USING THE INTERNET, YOU CAN FIND HELP HERE:
Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:
When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE, privacy settings can be set up.
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.
New e-Safety Portal for Parents and Schools – Internet Matters
Internet Matters is a new online portal designed for parents to access simple, easy and practical advice about online safety for their children, right through from pre-school to teens. It provides tips on protecting children from online grooming, cyberbullying, privacy and identity theft and inappropriate content. Internet Matters is a not-for profit organisation set up by BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.