e Safety at Hutton Rudby Primary School
The internet is such an integral part of children’s lives. It opens up so many educational and social opportunities, giving them access to, quite literally, a world of information and experiences. Along with safeguarding, e-safety is another strand of the ‘golden thread’ that is embedded across our school.
Whether on a computer at school, a laptop at home, a games console or mobile phone, children and young people are increasingly accessing the internet whenever they can and wherever they are. As you would protect your child in the real world, you will want to make sure that they are safe whatever they are doing. Like learning to cross the road, online safety skills are skills for life. If your child understands the risks and can make sensible and informed choices online, they can get the most from the internet and stay safe.
Please have a read through the following newsletters to get the most recent information in the world of eSafety:
UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/uk-council-for-child-internet-safety-ukccis
‘New technologies inspire children to be creative, communicate and learn. However, while the internet is a great resource, it is important that children and young people are protected from the risks they may encounter. The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) is a group of more than 200 organisations drawn from across government, industry, law, academia and charity sectors that work in partnership to help keep children safe online. The Council was established in 2010 following a review by Professor Tanya Byron and discusses and takes action on topical issues concerning children’s use of the internet.’
Find out more about UKCCIS and click on the link above.
UK Safer Internet Safety https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/
At the UK Safer Internet Centre you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
If you have concerns about a child who may be in danger of abuse or if you have seen something online which has made you uncomfortable in any way, then the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is the dedicated organisation who can help you.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre online resources for children between the ages of 8-16. The site focuses on how to have fun online, how to stay in control online & how to report online.
Childnet’s Sorted website http: http://www.childnet.com/resources
“This is a new website produced by Childnet designed by young people for young people. It aims to give you advice and information on computer security issues in a practical and simple way to help you sort out the hassles. Hopefully it can make your online experience just that little bit easier and more enjoyable.”
BBC Webwise http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/0/
This minisite has lots of information on everything to do with the Internet, including extensive advice for parents and carers.