E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Hillmorton Primary School . We have extensive security measures in place in school to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material.
Any E-Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our 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 is also 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.
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) is an organisation run by the NCA (National Crime Agency), and is therefore government run. They are tasked with keeping children (and adults) safe while online. As well as offering many resources to educate children in this area, they are also somewhere where safety concerns can be raised if required.
We teach the children in KS2 about this ‘report’ feature (while encouraging them to speak to an adult and complete it together wherever possible) and have included a link to it below so that parents can familiarise themselves with it too. You will also see the link on various social networking and messaging websites.
Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but in the links section below you will find direct links to some “safer” search engines for research and image searches.
Qustudio is a free parental controls software download which allows parents to:
- Monitor chat
- Block harmful content from search results
- Limit the time spent online and on devices
- Restrict games or applications on devices
- Track a device
- See who a child calls or texts most
- Prevent access to mature or adult sites
- View and manage activities from anywhere
- Protect and monitor without children knowing
To find out more information about Qustudio, please click here.
There are also a number of videos designed to be shared at home to give parents the opportunity to discuss online safety issues with their children. They cover:
- The digital footprint
- Identity and self-esteem
- Relationships and grooming
- Security and privacy