Online Safety During Closure
At Prospect Hill Infant and Nursery School we believe that use of the internet is an essential part of children’s learning and our teaching. Within school we take positive steps to deal with risks. Our internet provider operates a filtering system that restricts inappropriate material and if your child uses the internet it is under supervision.
At Prospect Hill Infant and Nursery School we take the safety of our pupils in all aspects of their life very seriously. Within that remit we are committed to educating our young people to be safe internet users and in supporting parents with this very important skill at home too. In school we have an internet safety code of conduct that all pupils and staff are expected to adhere too. We have strong and constantly updated filters in place to protect and govern internet use.
The best way to protect your children online is to be informed yourself and make it part of your day to day life. We spend years training our children to cross the road and stay away from strangers in the outside world in all the daily little messages we give them before we ever let them out there on their own. Training them to be safe online should be an equal part of these safety messages, after all they can be out in the ‘world wide web’ from a very young age, unsupervised at times. Use the websites below to help you find the best ways to talk to your children about keeping safe online.
Extremism and Radicalisation
Children can be exposed to materials on line that can have great effect on their view of the world. If you are concerned about how to help protect your child from exposure to views that could cause them harm please use the link for further guidance. Families Matter – Extremism Online
How to Deal with Concerns
http://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/ 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. Young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.
You can also visit the CEOP below to report incidents.
If at any point you have any concerns about your child’s safety on line please talk with your child’s class teacher. You can also report it to CEOP (a police led online crime and safety service).
CEOP always recommend the following;
- If you need urgent help, i.e. your child is in immediate danger such as meeting a stranger they have met online, then call 999.
- Don’t delete any emails, images or conversations related to this report
- Don’t contact the suspect yourself. Let us do the detective work. Most sites will have their own report buttons too or facility to block people and pages that cause you concern.
We have clear rules on how children can keep safe using the internet and teach internet safety as part of our Computing lessons. All the children are aware of our e-safety rules. We would also like you to be aware of the rules.
We only use the internet when an adult is with us
We can click on the buttons or links when we know what they do.
We can search the Internet with an adult.
We always ask if we get lost on the Internet.
We can send and open emails together.
We can write polite and friendly emails to people that we know.Click the following link to our parent information letter
parent/carer E-Safety Rules
Information for Parents/Carers
An online safety story for 3 to 7 year olds.
Join in with Mummy Penguin’s song and follow the adventures of Smartie the Penguin as he learns how to be safe on the internet.
'Smartie the Penguin'
Click HERE for the story
- So What is E-Safety? - Information Booklet
- E Safety In The Early Years’- Information Booklet
- 10 Top Tips -Remote Learning For Parents
- Online Safety Tips for Children
- Children's Devices Online Safety Guide For Parents
- A Parent's Guide to Internet Controls
- NSPCC Online Safety Booklet
- IT Information - How to help your child
- IT Information - Conversation Starters
- Keeping young children safe online
Websites for more information
Below are links to documents and useful websites that will give you more information.
Vodafone have produced a Digital Parenting Magazine which informs parents about the varioustechnologies children are accessing today. Vodafone Digital Parenting helps you find expert advice and strategies to help your children or pupils navigate the internet safely