Internet Safety

 

Online Safety

 

e-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Swarcliffe Primary School . We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed.  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.

The NSPCC provide further advice and guidance on how to keep our children safe online.

Follow the link to their website.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-we-do/about-us/partners/nspcc-o2-online-safety-partnership/

Search Engines

 

Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:

Research searching

nICE
CBBC
Kids Yahoo

Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. You can find out how to do this by downloading the instructions in the files section on this page. 

Image searching

Pics4Learning
picsearch

Tik Tok

"TikTok is a video-sharing social media app available on iOS and Android which lets users create, share, and view user created videos much in a similar manner to Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. It’s main draw, however, is that users can record and upload bite-sized looping videos of themselves lip-syncing and dancing to popular music or soundbites, often for comedic effect, which can then be further enhanced with filters, emojis and stickers. TikTok has been designed with the young user in mind and has a very addictive appeal." National Online Safety. Guidance is available in the file section.

 

House Party

This is particularly popular at the moment, whilst social distancing is preventing many from meeting up in person. It has been devised by the same people who made Fortnite. Please check the link below to ensure you set secure settings to your account if you or your family are to use it.

https://www.ineqe.com/2020/03/30/houseparty-how-safe-is-the-app-taking-the-uk-by-storm

 

Internet Safety Incident Form

Have you experienced something online that makes you feel uncomfortable? Fill out the confidential form and a member of our safeguarding team will contact you.

Websites for more information

Please click on the icon to go to the relevant site


CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.

Vodafone have produced a Digital Parenting Magazine which informs parents about the various technologies children are accessing today. There is information on Facebook settings, Xbox 360 settings, Blackberry settings, jargon busting and many more 'How to Guides'. They are well worth a read and some are attached below for you to download. 


The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre.


Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online.

New e-Safety Portal for Parents and Schools – Internet Matters

Internet Matters is a new online portal designed for parents to access simple, easy and practical advice about online safety for their children, right through from pre-school to teens. It provides tips on protecting children from online grooming, cyberbullying, privacy and identity theft and inappropriate content. Internet Matters is a not-for profit organisation set up by BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media. 

ParentINFO is a collaboration between ParentZone and CEOP.  There are useful guides and articles on helping your child stay safe online.

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 Computing Glossary PDF.pdfDownload
 E-safety glossary.pdfDownload
 Facebook privacy settings.pdfDownload
 Google safe search.pdfDownload
 Jargonbuster.pdfDownload
 Snapchat Checklist.pdfDownload
 Twitter checklist.pdfDownload
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