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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/

 

 

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