Online Safety Using Live Chat platforms
During lockdown, adults have been using online live mediums such as "Zoom" or "Microsoft Teams" to keep in touch. We have been asked if school is prepared to use these platforms with children and their teachers. We have tight policies about the use of and sharing of images and we ask for parental permission to use still shots or prerecorded images for the school website. We prefer to use the online communication tool "Class Dojo" for children and staff as this does not require the use of a webcam, and safeguards the use of images which could, potentially, be screenshot. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
Support for parents and carers keeping children safe online: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online
We encourage parents/carers to talk to their children about how to behave safely when online, to ensure pupils remain safe when browsing at home.
There are several websites which offer support to parents which we recommend you visit.
Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre Follow the SMART crew in their quest and help them make smart online decisions.
NSPCC Advice for parents about keeping your child safe when using the internet, social networking websites and online gaming.
kidSMART The Kid Smart website is a brilliant resource for learning about e-safety. It has lots of top tips on issues such as social networking and online gaming. It is aimed at children in Key Stage 2 but also has advice for parents and carers.
Thinkuknow Useful website that gives advice to parents with children in primary education. Click on Dongle the Rabbit to visit his pages where your child can take an e-safety quiz, learn an e-safety song or download the e-safety rules screen saver (with adult permission).
Know IT All Know IT All for Parents is a unique interactive e-safety guide for parents and carers produced by Childnet International. It's designed to really help you as a parent or carer keep up to date with how children are using the internet, and support them in using these new exciting services safely and responsibly.
Hectors World Click the link to download Hector's Safety Button. This is useful resource to have at home because if your child sees something that makes them feel confused or scared when using the computer, they can click on Hector (or one of his friends) to cover the screen while they get some help.
Parents' Guide to Technology This guide has been created to introduce some of the most popular devices, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly.
Google came into school and presented an assembly to KS2 about staying safe online and showed the 'Interland' they can play on. The key message given to the children was 'Be Internet Legends'
Social media and apps have age restrictions, please see the image below.