Online Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at St Mary Magdalen's Catholic 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 online safety incidents are recorded and managed. Online safety is taught to all pupils at the start of each year 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 Online Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
Please follow the link below for further advice and guidance on how to keep our children safe online from the NSPCC.
It’s essential to be realistic - banning the Internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.
Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but there are some 'safer' search engines for children such as kiddle.
Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. You can find out how to do this by downloading the instructions at the bottom of the page.
When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE, privacy settings can be set up. To read more, click here.
Websites for more information
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Parent Zone are the experts in digital family life. They provide support and information to parents, children and schools, working globally to help families to navigate the Internet safely and confidently.
Their mission is to improve outcomes for children in a digital world, so:
Children will be safer online.
Children will be resilient enough to cope with the challenges of the online world.
Children will be educated for a digital future.
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.
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.
Online safety and Bullying
Got a problem? Click here for help or advice with child safety:
Child Exploitation and online Protection Command
Helpful guides for parents
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