Safeguarding & e-safety

Online Safety at Colwich

Online safety is key part of keeping children safe at Colwich CE Primary School. We have extensive filtering and image capturing software 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 at Colwich Primary School 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 that our e-Safety message is consistent. This is why we hold annual parents workshops on Online Safety and we encourage parents to speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

Useful Links for Children

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.

The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre. Children in Computing sessions will access this website as part of their E-Safety learning.

Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online.

Useful Links for Parents

Internet 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.

Gaming

When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE, privacy settings can be set up. To read more, click here.

Digital Parenting Magazine

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’.