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E-Safety ... including being safe with online learning

At school and at home, Ivy Bank follow the SMART rules when going online.

 

If you’re worried that a child is at risk of harm online, you should call the police.

Stories and warnings are often shared about online scares and challenges which encourage children to get involved in harmful activities.  Most are found to be hoaxes, fake news or exaggerated stories. However, it is improtant that we know how to seek help.

Seeing or hearing about these things can be distressing for children and families.  If a child has not heard about a scare, it can make them curious and then they may look for it themselves.

CEOP share this information  article

Also use CEOP to report a worry link

 

In teaching e-safety through the computing curriculum and as we support children in school and talk through their lockdown experiences, it is evident that many have relied on gaming when things were so restricted.  We would like to share this website link with you which has information and advice to help you and your family create a healthy culture around gaming, and to help you support your child if they're struggling.

 

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-gaming/

 

Other recommended resources

  • Parent Info – Expert information for parents about digital family life www.parentinfo.org.
  • NSPCC Net Aware – Provides reviews and guidance on the most popular social networks, apps and games that children use. https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
  • NSPCC PANTS (The underwear rule) – A simple way to keep children safe from abuse, by teaching them to remember the 5 rules that spell ‘PANTS’. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-childrensafe/underwear-rule/
  • Internet Matters – A useful tool showing how to set parental controls across a range of devices and websites. http://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/interactive-guide/

We recognised Safer Internet Day on the 11th February 2020; however, we need to always keep in mind being safe online. 

Safer Internet Day 2020 will be celebrated globally with the theme: Together for a better internet. 

Use the free resources to talk to your child about online safety. Download the pack at https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2020/i-am-parent-or-carer

It includes activities, conversation starters and information to help parents and carers talk to their children about how to navigate the issue of online identity in a digital age in a safe, responsible and respectful way.

Safe use of our Learning platform
Acceptable use of the school learning platform:

  • Children must understand that they can only access the learning platform using their own logons.
  • Children will be made aware not to share their password with anyone else.
  • Uploading of any material that could be considered offensive is forbidden.
  • Guidelines will be set by the class teacher for participation in class/school blogs and forums, encouraging pupils to comment in a polite and friendly manner.
  • Children and parents to be made aware that all use can be monitored and tracked. The use of computer systems without permission or for inappropriate purposes could constitute a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

Publishing pupil’s images and work

  • Photographs that include pupils will be selected carefully and only pupils who have permission will have their images on the website.
  • Pupils’ full names will not be used anywhere on the website or blog, particularly in association with photographs.
  • Written permission from parents or carers is obtained before photographs of pupils are published on the school website.

Also look at Cheshire East's Local Education Authority webpage by clicking here and the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.

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