E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Shipham First 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.
E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.
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. Here are some tips and useful links to help you keep your children safe online.
- E-safety sites are great fun to explore, so why not browse through them with your children:
Think U Know is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre.
Know IT All offers lots of useful advice for keeping you and your children safe on the Internet.
The UK Safer Internet Centre has a Primary Zone aimed at children between 3 and 11. Here you’ll find films, storybooks and other fun sites, with plenty of information to help you enjoy your time online and stay safe on the internet.
Childnet International explains the SMART rules for using the Internet.
- Set up Google SafeSearch on household devices used by children.
- Keep your computer in a shared area. Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.
We share regular updates on all E-Safety issues with parents. Please feel free to come in to school to discuss any issues or concerns you have with your child’s class teacher.