Within our school we have a team of online safety experts known as the e-Cadets. It is their aim and passion to promote the safe use of the internet. For more information and to view the wide range of missions completed by the team so far, please visit the e-Cadets page on our website.
Promoting and raising awareness about e-safety is an essential aspect of our school approach to safety. Each half term every class spends a significant part of their IT time on e-safety and it is directly taught to the pupils in school. Our IT planning is based upon the Digital Excellence Scheme and children work hard to attain their Gold Award for e-safety. In the Autumn term new literature was given to the pupils to take home and share with their parents on the need for vigilance when using computers. Apart from the direct teaching we also discuss e-safety in assemblies and around school.
Our school filtering procedures prevents access to inappropriate websites and personal information is not shared out of school. Our e-safety teaching also includes the need to stay safe from Cyber Bullying and report all inappropriate comments to a parent or teacher. Updates on new initiatives and concerns will continue to be shared with parents through newsletters and on our school website.
You can use your computer, mobile phone or tablet for lots of fun things and to make lots of new friends from all over the world.
Guidance and Information
This section of our website will provide you with links to really useful advice on how to be careful when you use the internet and some great tips to keep safe. If you are worried about anything you see online or people are asking you questions about where you live or saying nasty things to you please speak to your parents or teacher or follow any of the links below for help and advice.
Parent Info is collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone and provides information to parents and carers about their children’s wellbeing and resilience, internet safety and a wide range of other topic matters like sex, relationship and body image.
Think U Know Website
I bet you probably like to use the computer for fun. The Think U Know website will help you go on the internet in a safe way and tell who to talk to if you are worried. You can also find out about Lee & Kim’s adventures or watch Hector and his friends learning to use computers safely! If you want to talk to someone else you can call ‘Childline’, which is a place where people who are nice can help you.
They won’t tell anyone that you have called and it’s free. You can phone them on: 0800 1111.
- Always ask a grown up before you use the internet. They can help you find the best thing to do.
- Don’t tell strangers where you live, your phone number or where you go to school. Only your friends and family need to know that.
- Don’t send pictures to people you don’t know. You don’t want strangers looking at photos of you, your friends or your family.
- Tell a grown up if you feel scared or unhappy about anything.
Be Smart be cool – Be smart online.
What’s your favourite thing to do online. Visit the KidSMART website and learn more about the internet and being a SMART surfer. Learn the SMART Rules with Kara Winston and the SMART Crew. If anything goes wrong online or upsets you make sure you tell someone about it. Download a poster of the SMART Rules by clicking the link below.
Help and Advice
If you find something on the internet or someone has made you sad or scared you should tell your mum, dad or the person who looks after you at home or a teacher at school. If you would like to talk to someone else we have added some links to the Advice Help and Report Centre on the website. You can contact people who are friendly and helpful by following the link for your age group.