e-Safety

Illustration of a mouse

E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at St Werburgh’s and St Columba’s 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. e-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

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’s essential to be realistic - banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.

 

Search engines

Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below are some links to some “safer” search engines:

Research searching

nICE
CBBC
Kids Yahoo

Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. Click here to read more.

Image searching

Pics4Learning
picsearch

Gaming

When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE, privacy settings can be set up.  To read more, click here.

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. There is information on Facebook settingsXbox360 settingsBlackberry controls, jargon busting and many more 'How to Guides'. Well worth a read!


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.

  1. E-safety: Facebook Privacy Settings

  2. E-safety: IT glossary

  3. E-safety: Set up safe Google searches

Additional information regarding e-safety and social media can be found on our Safeguarding News page.

Introducing Our E-Safety Ambassadors

Four of our current Year 5 pupils will be undertaking the role of E-Safety Ambassadors in the coming months. Oliver, Aiden, Grace and Isabelle will be helping out during anti bullying week, be a part of our e-safety working group and be on hand to help any children with e-safety questions.

          OurPact

OurPact is a breakthrough parental control app that harnesses the power of Internet and Application blocking in order to teach children proper device use and responsibility. By syncing your family’s iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touch to OurPact, you now have the power to manage your entire family’s device use under one platform.

                             

 

Contact the School

St Werburgh's and St Columba's Primary

Lightfoot Street
Hoole
Chester
CH2 3AD

Tel: 01244 981228
admin@stwerburghscolumba.cheshire.sch.uk

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