Online or E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Bassetts Farm Primary School. We monitor the use of technology and the internet both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any E-Safety incidents are recorded and managed. We believe that through education, pupils can have the skills needed to navigate the online world safely and confidently. As such, E-Safety is an integrated part of our Computing and PSHE curriculum across the school to all pupils in both KS1 and KS2 and complemented with a termly E-Safety assembly.
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.
Our Computing Policy can be viewed here.
Click here to view: ICT Acceptable Use Agreement KS1 Policy
Click here to view: ICT Acceptable Use Agreement KS2 Policy
Help your Child enjoy the Internet Safely
The internet opens up a world of entertainment, opportunity and knowledge. To help your child to enjoy it all safely, it is important to have regular discussions about how to stay safe.
Vodafone have produced a free 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'.
The 'SMART' Rules
The UK safer internet centre uses 5 simple rules to remember when using the internet.
The UK safer internet centre recently look at the questions: Are young people free to be themselves online? How are young people creating their online identities and what impact does this have on their sense of self?
This report reveals the way young people are managing and curating their identity online. Please click on the link to read the latest report here.
Want to know more?
These sites contain lots of helpful hints, tips and advice for parents on E-Safety. Click on the logos to go to the sites.
Highly recommended is the Thinkyouknow website. There is a range of tips and advice split into age ranges. Click the image to go to the website and get the latest safety information.
|Contains a range of guides for parents in areas such as; online gaming, social media and cyber-bullying. It also has tips for how to have a conversation with your child about the online world.|
|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.|
|Help and advice for families in a digital world. Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.|
Guidance for Parents, Teachers and Young People, this contains detailed information regarding specific topics such as social networking, online grooming, gaming and downloading.
|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.|
A detailed government report explaining the importance of e-safety and some of the issues children may face in the digital world.
Web Support for Parents
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre - click here
kidSMART - click here
Childline - click here
ThinkUKnow - click here
Know IT All - click here
Parental Control Setup and Advice - click here
How to set up parental controls - click here
Parents guide to Technology - click here
NSPCC Online Safety - click here
Fact Sheet - click here
Digital Parenting Magazine (issue 4) - click here
Parent Info - click here
National Scam Team at Trading Standards - click here