Internet safety is always high on the agenda at Sladefield Infant School. We have extensive security measures in place, which are constantly monitored both internally and externally, to prevent our pupils from coming into any potential danger or accessing unsuitable material. We put measures in place by having policies and security provisions which safeguard pupils against unsuitable sites and content. These measures are clearly outlined in these policies; Safeguarding Policy, E-Safety Policy, Social Media Policy, which give all stakeholders a guide to aid proper use of technology. These policies can be found below for you to read and learn how we keep children safe and how you can support us with this at home.
E-safety is taught to all pupils not only during computing lessons but at any appropriate point when pupils are using technology, and it also now features in the PHSE curriculum. In addition to this, staff are required to undertake e-safety training to update their knowledge on a regular basis.
Parents can visit a wide range of websites to support them: one particularly good site, which provides a range of excellent parents guides, is the National Online Safety website below you can find a number of their parental guides.
- Social Media Policy - March 2020
- E-Safety Policy - January 2021
- Safeguarding Child Protection Policy - September 2020
- Five Top Tips To Manage Children's Screen Time
- E-Safety Facts
We teach our children to be careful when using the internet. We encourage them to remember to make good choices when using computers and other devices in order to keep themselves safe online.
Useful websites for advice and support.
- If you want to find out more about the apps children are using the NSPCC has a fabulous guide with details about Instagram, Facebook Snapchat, and YouTube and many more: Net Aware Org
- If you want to set parental controls on any of the internet connected devices you own, have a look at Parent Controls
- Not sure about the age ratings on a game? Everything you need is here: Pegi information
- Worried about grooming or Child Sexual Exploitation? CEOP have a great educational site with a section for parents which includes some child friendly videos to share with your family: Think U Know
- The UK Safer Internet Centre has lots of helpful advice too, they are here: Safer Internet
- Classroom resources linked to the new Computing Curriculum Digital Literacy Organisation
- For Childnet's resources-including the free Facebook flyers (and twitter and snapchat guides), look here: Child Net
- Get expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and the internet safely and smartly, here is a good guide for the age group 0-5: Internet Matters
- Please talk to any teacher if you would like further help or advice
Safer Schools App
The online world can be a bit overwhelming at times but it is important we understand what our children are doing online so we can help make them safer. The Safer Schools App aims to help with this.
About the App
The App is designed to support and protect children by educating and empowering them both at school and at home.