E-Safety

We take E-safety at our school very seriously and encourage parents and carers to do the same.  During our recent E-safety week, we had a visit from Bletchley Park E-safety team to talk to the children as well as an informative workshop for parents with a CEOP adviser. 
 
Children and young people spend a lot of time online – it can be a great way for them to socialise, explore and have fun. But children do also face risks such cyber-bullying, sexting or seeing content that’s inappropriate. That’s why it’s important for them to know how to stay safe online.

Cyber-bullying is an area along with other safeguarding issues arising within schools nationally which requires our full attention.   e.g dangers of social networking sites, how to handle on-line bullying, dangers of abuse/grooming, sexual exploitation, radicalisation and extremism. 

Please take time to look at this web-site for useful advice and many supportive materials.
 
The following pages have a wealth of information on how to keep your children safe on line.  We strongly encourage you to read it carefully and follow the links to useful websites.
 

UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS)

New technologies inspire children to be creative, communicate and learn. However, while the internet is a great resource, it is important that children and young people are protected from the risks they may encounter. The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) is a group of more than 200 organisations drawn from across government, industry, law, academia and charity sectors that work in partnership to help keep children safe online. The Council was established in 2010 following a review by Professor Tanya Byron and discusses and takes action on topical issues concerning children’s use of the internet.

Below is the link to their website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/uk-council-for-child-internet-safety-ukccis

Sexting in schools and colleges

The UKCCIS Education Group has produced advice for schools and colleges on responding to incidents of ‘sexting.’ The advice aims to support them in tackling the range of issues which these incidents present including responding to disclosures, handling devices and imagery, risk assessing situations and involving other agencies. The advice also contains information about preventative education, working with parents and reporting imagery to providers.

https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/uk-council-for-child-internet-safety-ukccis http://www.barnardos.org.uk/news/