Online safety is an important part of keeping children safe at JFK Primary School. We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our Online Safety Policy, our Social Media Policy and our Computing Policy. Online safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online plus children sign an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) before using technology in school.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
It is essential to be realistic - banning the internet or using technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. In today's world many children routinely access the internet and social media so effective education around safe use is essential.
Websites for more information
CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.
Vodafone have produced a Digital Parenting Magazine which informs parents about the various technologies children are accessing today. Below is a selection of their information and 'How to Guides':
At JFK we follow much of the online safety advice offered by the South West Grid for Learning. There are many guides for parents and teachers alike and are well worth consulting for advice.
The 'Thinkuknow' website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre.
Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online.
Internet Matters is a new online portal designed for parents to access simple, easy and practical advice about online safety for their children, from pre-school children to teenager. Internet Matters is a not-for profit organisation that provides tips on protecting children from online grooming, cyberbullying, privacy and identity theft and inappropriate content.
As requested during the parent workshops, below are electronic versions of the materials distributed during the sessions for your reference: