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Internet Safety

The aim of our e-safety commitment to pupils, parents and staff is to provide a safe environment through our use of modern technology. We aim to educate good usage and positively encourage learning through safe interaction with a range of tablet and online technologies.

 

However, with the proliferation of mobile services e-safety is more apparent than ever before. To this end, please find below a selection of online resources for pupils, parents and staff alike. The sites listed below are by no means exhaustive but do give a great introduction to e-safety.  We hope you will find them useful to engage you and your child in constructive conversation about e-safety.

 

Our designated member of staff for Internet Safety is Suzanne Marson.

 

Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you have any questions.

 

CBBC - Children's guide to staying safe online
This guide written by CBBC gives 8 top tips for staying safe online
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/findoutmore/help-me-out-staying-safe-online

CEOP
CEOP is the organisation for Child Expolitation and online protection.  It contains a range of information about keeping yourself or a child you know safe from child sexual exploitation.  You can also report anything that has made you feel uncomfortable on the COP website.
http://ceop.police.uk/

Childnet International (previously kidsmart)
Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
http://www.childnet.com


Coventry City Council
Be smart and stay safe online from Coventry City Council
http://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/126/libraries/2767/book_a_computer/4


Digital Parenting

Digital Parenting is created for parents and schoolteachers to help them give children the life skills they need to thrive in the always-connected digital world. We hope it will give you essential knowledge and help build your confidence as you guide your children through the challenges of life online.

 

There’s information and advice from experts, parents and teachers on a range of topics, including how to:

http://vodafonedigitalparenting.co.uk/


Internet Matters
This website offers help for parents on how to keep their children safe online. It is run in partnership with all of the big internet service providers, including BT, Sky and Virgin.
https://www.internetmatters.org

 

Pawsexplore
Pawsexplore is a safe search website that limits all searches to the most stringent security checks. For use at home or in school, children can join the fun characters of Kelly and Robbie in their hunt for information!

http://www.pawsexplore.co.uk/


Social Media Video
This light hearted video demonstrates how social media behaviour would work in person look in person, brings it all into perspective
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDycZH0CA4I


South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL)
A not-for-profit charitable trust, providing a wide range of products, services and solutions designed specifically for education, including support for

safeguarding children online. Here you will find innovation, expertise and multi-award winning tools.
https://swgfl.org.uk/


Thinkuknow
Thinkuknow is also from CEOPS but has areas aimed at different age ranges using videos and top tips to make learning about internet safety fun.
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

 

UK Safer Internet Centre
The UK Safer Internet Centre contains online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

 

Specifically they have information on staying safe when using social network and similar sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Moshi Monsters, YouTube etc, these guides can be accessed here:
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/social-media-guides

 

Warwickshire County Council
E safety: Safeguarding Children in the Digital World.
https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/digitalworldesafety

Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.

Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.

Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.

 

If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:

Helpful links to look at with your family

Tips for staying safe online:

 

  • Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.

 

  • Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you. 
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