Online Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Poverest 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. Online 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 Online Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
We have one principle message for our children to keep them safe;
“If you see or read anything online that worries you or upsets you in any way,
tell an adult you trust.”
Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but some links to some “safer” search engines are provided below:
CBBC A search engine provided by BBC (https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc)
Pics4Learning For looking for copyright free images (http://www.pics4learning.com/)
Google also has a ‘safe search’ option which can be activated.
Online Safety advice
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. (https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/)
Digital Parenting is a magazine which aims to provide critical information to parents and guardians to enable them to support and protect children as they grow up in an increasingly digital world. (https://www.vodafone.com/content/digital-parenting.html/#)
NSPCC and O2 run an online safety helpline on 0808 800 5002. They also share advice and guidance online. (https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-we-do/news-opinion/o2-partnership-help-parents-keep-children-safe-online/)
Kidsmart gives lots of advice on how to stay safe online. (http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/)
Internernet 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 (https://www.virginmedia.com/) (https://www.internetmatters.org/)
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 anyone in our Safeguarding Team. (http://parentinfo.org/)