Online/E-Safety

Children at Christ the Sower use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. Technology enhances learning, and at school we want to ensure pupils get the most from it, by encouraging responsible online behaviour. 

In school, we use a filtering system to prevent children accessing inappropriate sites. We also have regular 'e-safety' activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.

In December 2015 we hosted two E-safety talks for Parents by James Down, a highly experienced trainer who has worked for the Police for many years. However, if you missed those, there is plenty of information below and you can visit 

https://www.tigermobiles.com/2015/05/how-to-protect-your-children-on-their-smartphone/ for some really good information about smartphones in particular. 

For more information on how to implement online safety measures within your home, and for more information on a range of online safety issues, please visit the following websites:

  • Childnet International - http://www.childnet.com/  : Age specific information for children, as well as a dedicated section for parents and carers including conversation starters, how to make reports online and how to set parental controls. Also includes example Home Internet Agreements.
  • ThinkUKnow - http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/  : Age specific information, advice and videos for children (5-7s, 8-10s, 11-16s), as well as specific advice for parents/carers.
  • Safer Internet Centre - http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/ : A range of online safety information, including detailed app/site/device specific advice in relation to privacy settings, parental controls and filters.
  • Parent Info - http://www.parentinfo.org/ : Information to help children and young people stay safe online, including articles on a range of online safety issues written by industry experts.
  • Common Sense Media - http://www.commonsensemedia.org/  : Provides independent reviews, age ratings and other information on different types of media.
  • Digital Parenting Magazine - http://www.vodafonedigitalparenting.co.uk/
  • Child Internet Safety Magazine - http://www.childinternetsafety.co.uk/

If anyone acts inappropriately towards your child online, is insistent on arranging to meet them, uses sexualised language or asks your child to do something that makes them feel uncomfortable, you can report this to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre – http://www.ceop.police.uk/

If you discover indecent images or videos of children on the internet, report these immediately to the Internet Watch Foundation – http://www.iwf.org.uk/

If you are worried about your own behaviour towards young people, or the behaviour of someone you know (whether they are an adult or a child), contact the Stop It Now! Hotline - http://www.stopitnow.org.uk/  or call 0808 1000 900.

Finally, we have two members of staff - Mrs Whittle (online safety coordinator) and Mr Marshall (governor with resposnibility for online safety) - who are both experienced and well trained in e-safety. Please talk to either of them if you have a worry.

 

  1. CTS Online Safety and Acceptable Use Policy 2017DRAFT