Keeping children safe on-line
e-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at St John Vianney School & Children’s Centre . We have extensive security measures in place, 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.
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.
It’s essential to be realistic - banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.
Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:
Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. Click here to read more.
When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE, privacy settings can be set up. To read more, click here.
Websites for more information
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.
Vodafone have produced a Digital Parenting Magazine which informs parents about the various technologies children are accessing today. There is information on Facebook settings, Xbox360 settings, Blackberry controls, jargon busting and many more 'How to Guides'. Well worth a read!
The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre.
Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online.
St John Vianney School & Children’s Centre
A to E-Safety Charter
Always protect yourself online . . .
- there is a lot of fake news
- people online may not be who they say they are
- if you feel bullied, threatened or inappropriate language or content is used you must tell an adult
Check your privacy settings
- limit what information people can access about you
- remember that what you do online stays online
- always log out when you are finished what you are doing
Don’t reveal personal information or passwords
- never tell anyone your passwords and change them regularly
- never meet up with anyone you have met online
- never share photos of yourself with them
Enjoy being a responsible online citizen!
Updated by the Class and Student Council on Safer Internet Day, 6th February 2018.
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