E-Safety

 

We recognise the importance of E-Safety, to help teach the children in the school about keeping safe online, and we feel it is important that parents/carers and staff are aware of the issue also.  

Please use this page, as well as information sent out in weekly newsletters to help your child keep safe online.

 

 *  Please click here for a copy of the school's E-Safety Policy for pupil use of ICT.

 

*   Please click here for a copy of the school's E-Safety Policy for staff, adopted from the Shropshire model policy.

 

*   Please click here to view the Acceptable Use Policies (teachers share these with classes and display annually, staff and governors sign up also)

 

Below is a link to the useful E-Safety pages of 'ParentInfo' for parents and carers to use:

 

(http://parentinfo.org)

 

 

E-Safety Training:

 

On 23rd September 2014 and again on 12th October 2015, the school organised Steve Compton, from the Local Authority, to visit after school and deliver a session on E-Safety.  

 

Staff, governors and parents were all invited to attend.  Following on from this training, a leaflet on E-Safety for those who had been unable to attend was sent out.  You can access a digital copy here:

 

http://www.wmnet.org.uk/wmnet/custom/files_uploaded/uploaded_resources/1772/esafetyleafletparents.pdf

 

Further ideas for parents can be found by clicking on the links at the top of this page.

 

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Cyberbullying:

 

We as a school understand our responsibilities regarding cyberbullying, taking into account the latest governmental guidance, found at:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/preventing-and-tackling-bullying

 

 

For government guidance for parents on tackling cyberbullying, please follow this link:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/375420/Advice_for_Parents_on_Cyberbullying_131114.pdf 

 

For pupils, there is lots of guidance at:

 

http://www.childnet.com/young-people/primary

Cyberbullying and online harassment

Cyberbullying and online harassment can be extremely distressing. They can be even be classed as criminal offences in some cases.

 

However, there are plenty of organisations you can turn to for help, including charities, social media service providers, and the police

 

Here’s an overview of what online bullying is, how you can avoid it, and where you go for advice:

 

What is cyberbullying and online harassment?

Making comments or posts online that are deliberately abusive, offensive, threatening, or inflammatory.

 

Liking and sharing this kind of abuse can also count as bullying and harassment.

 

Online bullies and harassers use all sorts of platforms, including social media (like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram), forums, gaming sites, comments sections, mobile phone chat groups and more.

 

There’s a very detailed definition of cyberbullying at: bullying.co.uk/cyberbullying/what-is-cyberbullying/

 

 How you can stay safer:

 

Think before you post: when posting or commenting online, consider what you say and what effect it may have. Never post comments that are abusive, threatening or are likely to cause offence to others.

 

Keep personal information personal: do not say anything or publish pictures that might later cause you or someone else embarrassment. Be aware of what friends post about you, or how they reply to your posts – particularly about your personal details and activities.

 

Make the most of privacy settings: keep your profiles closed, allowing access only to your chosen friends and family.

 

Social media help sections can show you how to block users, change your privacy and contact settings, and report abusive content:

 

  • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/help/
  • Twitter - https://support.twitter.com/
  • Instagram - https://help.instagram.com/
  • LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin
  • Google+ - https://support.google.com/plus#topic=6320382
  • YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/yt/policyandsafety/en-GB/reporting.html
  • Pintrest - https://help.pinterest.com/en
  • Tumblr - https://www.tumblr.com/abuse
  • Snapchat - https://support.snapchat.com/en-GB

 

Report cyberbullying to internet service providers: lots of content online is offensive or upsetting. It’s not always a criminal offence, but it often violates the terms and conditions established by social media sites and internet service providers. Service providers are often keen to take action against users who abuse their terms of service.

 

If you believe that you are the victim of online bullying, keep a record of the content (for example, take a screenshot). You can use this to help your report to the service provider and, if necessary, the police.

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General E Safety Tips and ideas for support:

 

Another very useful resource is:

 

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

 

The section that is most relevant to your children is:

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/

 

In School, as part of thir work on using the Internet to search safely and effectively to help them find out more about things that they are interested in learning about, the children use this 'thinkuknow' website, to teach them about E-Safety in a fun and interactive/fun way. 

 

However, there is also a very useful parents' section, at:

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

 

Also, the following site has a wealth of important information on staying safe online, to help you, your child, and your whole family:

 

http://www.getsafeonline.org/

 

CEOP:

On these sites, there is information on CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) and how to educate young people on how to report issues that make them feel uncomfortable when online.

 

Please visit:      http://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/     to find out more.

 

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Photo use on this site:

We have written permission for all of the images of children used on this site, and we also have a list of those children whose parents/carers DO NOT wish their child's image to be uploaded.  When staff upload and update this site, this list is referred to in every case.

 

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E-Safety annual discussion/AUPs:

 

Every year, each class has a list of 'E-Safety' ideas and an agreement on how to use ICT safely (Acceptable Use Policy).  This is read out and discussed with their teacher.  The teacher then signs this on behalf of the whole class.  Staff and governors have an amended version of these AUPs also, to ensure that the whole school community understands the importance of safe use of ICT in and outside of school.