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Online Safety

At Westbury Infant School, we learn about the importance of Online Safety.

This is taught through discussion, drama, stories and other activities. Children are taught what to do if they experience something they don’t like online and where to seek advice both at home and in school.

(Image courtesy of EiS Kent and Kent CC).

 

 

 

rECENT UPDATE 27.2.19

We have become increasingly concerned about a form of online cyberbullying called 'The MOMO Challenge' that is appearing when children are watching harmless YouTube videos eg Peppa Pig. Children are being targeted through these age appropriate videos by hackers so as to remain undetected by parents. The children are then encouraged to perform dangerous tasks by a scary character.

We are therefore providing you with this information, to explain what it is and to give advice on how to avoid your child getting involved with it. The advice is that you do not talk to your children about this unless they raise the issue - so as not to increase their curiosity. For more guidance as to what to do, click this link https://parentzone.org.uk/…/three-minute-briefing-momo-chal…
PLEASE BE VIGILANT ABOUT THE VIDEOS/GAMES YOUR CHILD/REN ARE WATCHING!
 

How do we keep our children safe online?

The Internet is an essential element of 21st century life for education, business and social interaction, and we have a duty to provide our children with quality Internet access as part of their learning experience.

We believe that teaching our children how to stay safe when using the Internet is an extremely important part of this experience.

In school children are taught about E-Safety as part of the Computing Curriculum. In FS and KS1 children are taught about protecting personal details and how to use the internet responsibly

Below is a website that you may find useful if you need to seek support or advice.

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/training-events/online-safety-live

Each term we hope to send an Online Safety newsletter to parents/carers.

If you are worried about something that has happened while you or your children have been online and need help, children - talk to your parents first, then click on the button below and you can share your concerns safely with CEOP - The Internet Police.

CEOP 

If you would like to find out more about keeping your

Termly Online Safety newsletters:

Show list Show Grid

    Academic Year 2018/2019

     

    You are also welcome to pop in to school to speak to our Online Safety coordinator & Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Nicky Newbury.

    Safer Internet Day

    Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation.

    Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe. The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations unite to raise awareness of online safety issues and run events and activities right across the UK.

    Safer Internet Day is on Tuesday 11th February 2020.

    Websites used in school:

    Foundation/KS1

    DigiDuck App - you can download this app for Apple here or Android here.

    www.thinkuknow.co.uk

    Online Safety Policy

    We have an IT/Online safety policy with is agreed by staff and governors. You can access the policy here.

    As part of our admissions process, parents are asked to sign our Acceptable Use form , this form is also included as part of the prospectus.

    Further information for parents - click on the heading for more useful websites

    If you are worried about something that has happened while you or your children have been online and need help, children - talk to your parents first, then click on the button below and you can share your concerns safely with CEOP - The Internet Police.

    CEOP 

    If you would like to find out more about keeping your child safe online at home, the following websites give great advice and information:

    https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/the-ultimate-parent-guide-for-child-internet/

    www.saferinternet.org.uk

    www.childnet.com

    www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ 

    Safe search engine for children

    http://primaryschoolict.com/

     

    Vodafone Digital Parenting – resources on setting up electronic devices and using the internet

    http://vodafonedigitalparenting.co.uk/

    http://www.vodafone.com/content/parents.html

     

    The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is a charity campaigning and working in child protection

    http://www.nspcc.org.uk/

    http://www.net-aware.org.uk/

     

    ConnectSafely.org is an organization dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security.

    http://www.connectsafely.org/about-us/

     

    BBC Web wise

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/0/

     

    Free advice on being safe online

    https://www.getsafeonline.org/

     

    Internet Matters is a not-for-profit organisation working with online safety experts to bring you all the information you need to keep your children safe online.

    http://www.internetmatters.org/

     

    Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.

    http://www.internetmatters.org/

     

    Common Sense is dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. 

    https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

     

    Setting up filters

    http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/parental-controls