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E-Safety

Keeping children safe when using new technologies is of paramount importance to The Robert Drake Primary School; E-safety is something that we monitor and revisit regularly. We know that parents and carers will also be very concerned that their children are protected and safe when using the internet, both in school and at home. The online world is an integral part of society and access to the internet is now available like never before. However, there are inherent risks associated with new technologies, and we aim to teach children to understand how to reduce these risks.

The school’s computing curriculum covers the following aspects of E-safety:

  • The risks posed to children online (content/contact)

  • How children can protect themselves (conduct)

  • What children should do if they have any concerns (content/contact)

 

Our E-safety Policy is available for you to view on our policies page.  In addition, there are various links that will direct you to further information from external organisations.

Links to search engines designed for children to use on the internet:

www.safesearchkids.com

www.askforkids.com

www.kids.yahoo.com

www.kidsclick.org

 
A link to the education version of YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/education


We also encourage parents and carers to set up appropriate filters when using the internet at home. For information about this for the major providers of internet please click the link below:

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/parental-controls


The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) also has an informative website for parents and carers. Please click the link below to visit the page:

http://www.thinkyouknow.co.uk/parents/

 

Reporting to CEOP

CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.

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If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk.

 

 

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