Our Child Friendly E-Safety Policy and Online Safety Policy can be found below.
The internet is an amazing resource, overflowing with knowledge, games and communities of people. At Litherland Moss Primary School we make sure our pupils are aware of some of the risks to safety that are online and what to do to stay safe. We do so through computing and PSHE Jigsaw lessons, assemblies, workshops and rainbow curriculum strands. Our curriculum work is enhanced by outside agencies for example Altru Drama presented an e safety themed play to key stage 2 children in the summer term 2019. We encourage parents/carers to talk to their children about how to behave safety when online, to ensure pupils remain safe when browsing at home. Staff are required to sign to state they have read and understood our Online Policy. The Child Friendly ESafety Policy is displayed in all classrooms and areas of computer access.
We are committed to improving e-Safety not only in school but at home as well. If you would like to talk to a member of staff about any questions or concerns about internet use in school or at home, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Also read the Parents’ Guide to Technology published online by UK Safer Internet Centre.
We encourage parents to set up filtering on their home internet. To learn how to do this for the major providers of internet please click the text below.
We also suggest parents visit the website link below for up to date information on Facebook privacy settings, as whilst we know that no children under the age of 13 should be on Facebook, if they are then they should be educated as to how to ensure they are safe.
If you have to report any inappropriate content, contact or conduct they encounter online to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) by visiting this page and clicking our report button.
The websites below provide excellent clear guidance for children about E-Safety, so please click on the image and have a read.
Think you know is a fabulous web resource with information and guidance for parents, carers and teachers. It also has tailored content for children and young people. Interactive activities, videos and animation make this site a very useful one to explore together with you children.
Kidsmart is an excellent website to explore to help with all aspects of online safety, including chat, gaming and safe search. One of the most useful aspects of the site is that it gives you clear help videos on how to set up internet controls, check privacy settings and enforce safe searching on your home computers.
DirectGov provide information and advice about a range of issues relating to internet safety and cyber bullying. This site is particularly useful in relation to the material on legislation which protects children and young people from bullying. It also provides information on how to prevent children from becoming involved in illegal file sharing.
Here are links to some very helpful websites that may answer any queries or support
DofE advice for parents on cyberbullying here
DofE online parents support website called Parent Info here
E-safety units are taught as an integral part of our computing work. Here are the unit headings:
What parents need to know about instagram: b14faf7e5773f3349e89bfabb1fe9f0e
What parents need to know about Facebook Messenger: 9506883ab99a3da97da0a8f3ea4abbc8
Bully watch is a site you can visit if you are worried about bullying (yourself or somebody else)
The parent zone
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