E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Woodchurch CE 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 in accordance with our E-Safety Policy which can be found in the Virtual Office. E-Safety is taught to all pupils to explain and demonstrate 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.
Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but some links to some “safer” search engines are provided below:
AquaBrowse A useful website designed for children of primary school age.
CBBC A search engine provided by BBC
Pics4Learning For looking for copyright free images
Google also has a ‘safe search’ option which can be activated using the Google safe searchguide guide.
Our E-Safety Guide for parents can be downloaded from our Virtual Office.
Further advice can be found at the following sites:
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.
Kidsmart gives lots of advice on how to stay safe online.
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 provides parents with lots of useful information and articles.
If you would like any support or further information with anything related to E-Safety please make an appointment to speak to Mr Gawthorpe.