“Is your child safe online?”
E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at St Felix. 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 e-Safety Policy. 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.
Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below are some links to some “safer” search engines:
Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet click here to read more.
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 fantastic Digital Parenting Magazine (http://asp-gb.secure-zone.net/v2/index.jsp?id=1134/2660/5747&lng=en) which informs parents about the various technologies children are accessing today. There is information on Facebook settings, Xbox360 settings, Blackberry controls, 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 and Childnet give lots of advice on how to stay safe online.
Below are links to guides on safe settings for the use of Facebook, Blackberry and X-Box.