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 parents workshops on Online Safety and we encourage parents to speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
Staffordshire Police updates
What are the age restrictions on apps?
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Further Information and Useful Websites
CEOP is the police website for Child Exploitation and Online protection. Through this site you can find useful information to keep your child safe as well as a reporting feature which allows you to report distressing and criminal online activity directly.
Offers four practical steps to engaging with young people about eSafety as well as a very comprehensive ‘parent’s guide to technology’ which gives background on adding parental controls to most common games consoles, search engines and mobile phones.
A simple tool to help you set security measures on your home devices which are suitable for your family’s needs.
Practical advice regarding starting the conversation, potential dangers and tools to increase security at home for primary and secondary age pupils.
The latest NSPCC campaign to protect children using social media – offers useful advice and information as well as places to go for further help and support.
This site offers training for parents and carers as well as a useful ‘News’ section which is useful in keeping you up to date with the latest online safety risks and strategies to mitigate these. Please find below a selection of their informative posters which provide an insight into the how these apps work and how best to safeguard your child if they are using these. You can visit the website to find many more helpful resources which will support you in discussing these platforms with your child.
This site provides lots of useful advice on how to stay safe online.
This is an excellent site which provides the school with the basis for its e-safety curriculum. This particular link contains a useful social media guide for parents: tips, advice, and the latest research to navigate the social media landscape and help keep your children’s online interactions safe.
Privacy settings can be set up when children are accessing games via XBox LIVE. Details of how to do this may be found HERE..
Digital Parenting Magazine
Vodafone has produced a Digital Parenting Magazine which informs parents about the various technologies that children are accessing today. There is information on Facebook settings, XBox 360 settings, Blackberry controls, jargon busting and many more ‘How to Guides’..
Colwich e-Safety Policy
Colwich takes the protection of children from online dangers extremely seriously and has drawn up a policy to do just that. This policy applies to all members of the school community (including staff, pupils, volunteers, parents/carers, visitors and community users) who have access to and are users of school ICT systems, both in and out of the school.
Please CLICK HERE to view a copy of the e-Safety Policy.