E - Safety and Acceptable Use of the Internet.
As computer and other communications technologies have developed, new dangers have emerged for all those who use them.
Schools have a duty of care towards their pupils, above all to enable them to use the internet and other communication technologies safely
The steps we take at Rishton Methodist Primary School are that:
Other aspects of e-safety
Apart from the obvious threats to personal safety the internet involves other difficulties and dangers which the school also seeks to address through lessons on: copyright, acknowledgement of sources, assessing the usefulness of websites, assessing the reliability of information on the internet, the importance of cross-checking, verification and comparison of information, the dangers of viruses and other downloadable threats, the importance of responsible use of passwords etc.
On-line safety at home
At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of material (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.
Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:
If you are upset or worried about something that has happened to you or your child on the internet you can report any issues to CEOP.
Whether you are worried, scared or upset about anything at all, there is someone out there to help you. Below is our list of organisations to help you and your safety, no matter what your problem is.Click on the links to open the webpage in a new window.
Vodafone Digital Parenting
Click on this link - http://www.vodafone.com/content/parents.html to go to this very useful resource for all parents. Vodafone update this information three times a year and it is recommended by the LCC Safeguarding Team.
You can talk to ChildLine online or by phone whenever you need to. Whatever your worry, its better out than in.
This site advises you to take 4 steps:
MiniMentors - www.minimentors.org.uk
(BeatBullying)For anyone aged 5-11 years old.Learn and practice how to be good friends and to look after yourself and others and stay safe online.
Netsmartz Kids - www.netsmartzkids.org
For anyone aged 5-10 years old. Learn with Clicky through games and videos about how to make yourself safe online.
Netsmartz Tweens - www.nsteens.org
For anyone aged 8-12 years old. Find out how to best protect yourself online through videos, games and the real life experiences from people your age.
Another useful website to look at
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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