The internet is a fantastic place overflowing with knowledge, games and communities of people, and, just like pupils across the country, the pupils here at Albany Junior School spent a great deal of time using the internet within school and at home.
We value computing within our school and encourage our children to experience different ways of accessing modern technology. From laptops to IPads, our children are able to access a wealth of resources and explore different technologies to suit their learning styles.
This is why it is important pupils learn how to be safe when browsing online and becoming members of online communities.The eSafety of our children is of paramount importance to the school and something that we monitor and revisit regularly. We also work closely with Lorna Naylor, Nottinghamshire County Council to ensure that we are up to date with current advice and practice. Our eSafety Policy explains how we do this and is available for you to download below.
We know that parents and carers will also be very concerned that their children are protected and safe when using the Internet, both in school and at home. We have added some documents below that contain useful information on how to keep your children safe, tips on how to initiate conversations around the subject of eSafety and specific advice on online gaming. We have also included various links that will direct you to further information from external organisations.
One way to make browsing the internet safer at home is to use a 'safe search' search engine. We have a list of safe search engines on our search page. Click 'Safe Search' below to visit this page:
We also encourage parents to set up filtering on their home internet. To learn how to do this for the major providers of internet please click the text below.
Setting up internet filtering and parental controls
We also suggest parents visit the website link below for up to date information on Facebook privacy settings, as whilst we know that no children under the age of 13 should be on Facebook, if they are then they should be educated as to how to ensure they are safe.
In school, children learn about E-Safety through a scheme of lessons along with assemblies and workshops with parents. We also encourage parents/carers to talk to their children about how to behave safety when online, to ensure pupils remain safe when browsing at home.
Our children know to report any inappropriate content, contact or conduct they encounter online to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) by visiting this page and clicking our report button below.
CEOP also has a great website of information on E-Safety for parents. Please click the link below to visit the page.
Download our eSafety Posters:
- We have these e-safety posters on display in our classrooms. Why not put one up next to the computer at home and talk about it with your children?
Download our eSafety poster for KS2 (7-11 year olds)
Some links to more information:
- Think U Know - containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
- Vodafone Parents - Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents. You can also read their 'Digital Parenting' magazine.
- Kidsmart - An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
- Know IT All - lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
- Bullying UK - Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
- Kidscape - An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
- Childline - ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.