E-Safety and Keeping Children Safe:
At Bredon Hancock's Endowed CE First School, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment.
In our society today, children are exposed to ICT from a young age. Once they start at primary school, they will be using computers and tablets on a daily basis because technology plays an integral role within every classroom from Reception onwards. Currently, the internet technologies children and young people are using both inside and outside of the classroom include: websites, learning platforms, email, social media, gaming and the use of mobile phones.
Throughout their primary school life, children will be creating digital content, developing their IT skills and using IT for communication and networking. It is imperative that children are taught how to use technology responsibly, both in school and at home. To help with this we have put together some links below to various e-safety websites that you might find helpful. Please click on the logo to enter the website.
Thinkuknow is a very useful website from the National Crime Agency with information relevant for children from five years and up and their parents.
Childnet provides a wealth of resources for parents and children to support e-safety.
NSPCC Share Aware:
This website provides straightforward advice that enables parents to understand the internet and provide useful guidance for their children. The site recognises that the internet is a great place for children to be and that being 'Share Aware' makes it a safer place to spend time.
National Online Safety:
National Online Safety has a mission to make the internet a safer place for children. They have a number of helpful guides for parents to help increase their knowledge of areas their children could encounter, including bullying, social media, mental health and more.
Be an Internet Legend:
Here, you'll find lots of simple ways to reinforce the important online safety lessons your child has been learning in school.
Childline counsellors are there for young people 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Talking to Childline can be the first step that gets a child's life back on track. Young people can get help and support with any issue they're going through, no matter how big or small.https://childline.org.uk
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.
UK Safer Internet Centre:
The UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC), established in 2011, is a leading global partnership helping to make the internet a great and safe place for everyone. They provide support and services to children and young people, adults facing online harms, and professionals working with children.
The NSPCC has created a number of useful guides to highlight how to keep children safe online.