If you need to enquire or make a report about an incident online, click the CEOP button above and if able to, notify our Online Safety Lead (OSL) Magen Box via telephone (01728 746387) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
At Easton Primary School, we recognise that the virtual world has become a space that we live and work in. This means that our conduct online is important and educating our pupils about how ti conduct themselves responsibly online is a priority in and embedded in their learning at school.
As a parent, you'll know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves. It's a highly creative place of amazing opportunities. But the technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content.
You can download a simple checklist here that may help you start to protect your children online and decrease the risks they face. Or you can engage with your children regarding their use of the internet while at home. Here are some conversation starter ideas from www.childnet.com
- Ask your children to tell you about the sites they like to visit and what they enjoy doing online.
- Ask them about how they stay safe online. What tips do they have for you, and where did they learn them? What is OK and not OK to share?
- Ask them if they know where to go for help, where to find the safety advice, privacy settings and how to report or block on the services they use.
- Encourage them to help. Perhaps they can show you how to do something better online or they might have a friend who would benefit from their help and support.
- Think about how you use the internet as a family. What could you do to get more out of the internet together and further enjoy your lives online
Resources For Parents
As part of your child’s curriculum and the development of computer skills, we provide access to the internet only in teacher supervised lessons. We strongly believe that the use of the web and email is hugely worthwhile and an essential tool for children as they grow up in the modern world. But because there are always concerns about children having access to undesirable materials, we have taken positive steps to deal with this risk in school. Our school internet access provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials. We can monitor our filtering systems if we need to investigate an incident.
At the start of the school year, each class discusses how we can all stay safe online and the dangers we may face on the internet. We then ask every child in KS2 to sign an Acceptable Use Agreement so that we know they have read and understood our school's rules on staying safe. We also have an Acceptable Use Agreement for our younger children.
At Easton Primary School we have E-Safety Advocates who run their own webpage on the school website which you can find here. Our Advocates are trained and responsible for helping children to stay safe. Easton's E-Safety Advocates liaise directly with the school's Online Safety Lead (OSL) Mrs Box to provide children with workshops, assemblies and support with dealing with and reporting incidents online. Pupils help to review the E-Safety User Agreements and deliver online safety workshops to parents and governors of the school as well as provide up-to-date advice in the School's newsletters.
View our Avocet Academy Trust Online Safety Policy below to see our policy in detail including our Acceptable User Agreements.