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E-Safety

E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Dell 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 and carers to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents and carers speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

 

Please follow the link below for further advice and guidance on how to keep your children safe online.

 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-we-do/about-us/partners/nspcc-o2-online-safety-partnership/

 

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 provides some links to some “safer” search engines:

 

Research Searching

Kidtopia 
Kid’s Search Engine
Teach the Children Well
Kiddle
DuckDuckGo
GoGooligans
KidRex

 

Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. You can find out how to do this by downloading the instructions at the bottom of the page.

 

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

Please click on the icon to go to the relevant site:

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, parents and carers can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.

 

 

 

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 and carers to access simple, easy and practical advice about online safety for their children, right through from pre-school to teens. It provides tips on protecting children from online grooming, cyberbullying, privacy and identity theft and inappropriate content. Internet Matters is a not-for profit organisation set up by BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.

 

 

ParentINFO is a collaboration between ParentZone and CEOP.  There are useful guides and articles on helping your child stay safe online.

 

School Closure due to Coronavirus

As you will all be aware, Dell Primary School will be closed in response to the current situation with coronavirus (COVID-19). We are aware that this is likely to mean that many children will be spending an increased amount of time online over the coming weeks. Online safety is an important part of keeping children safe at and as such we would like to share some helpful advice to help you consider how you can keep your family safer online at home. Please follow the link below for further advice and guidance on how to keep your children safe online:

Please follow the links below for further advice and guidance on how to keep your children safe online:

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