At Ellenbrook School we are committed to keeping your children safe and that includes being safe when using a computer. Internet safety is taught every year in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, and children are reminded of the rules every time they access the internet in school.
Just a quick reminder of our safeguarding guidelines for parents:
- If parents need to speak with the teacher, please do so between 8:30am and 8.50am or after school.
- If a parent needs to discuss something more in depth, please arrange an appointment.
- All parents visiting the school between 9am and 3:30pm must report to the school office.
- If a parent is collecting or bringing a child into school during the school day they should immediately report to the school office to sign the child in or out. Children should not be collected or returned directly to the class.
- Parents must supervise their children at the end of the school day. No school equipment is to be used.
- Any parent coming into school during the school day should sign in at the office and an identification badge must be worn. Guidelines for all parent helpers are available.
- Please ensure your child knows how they are getting home from school and reinforce to your child that they should back into school if they cannot find who is collecting them.
NSPCC guidance on Keeping Children Safe online
'The NSPCC have launched a new campaign aimed at parents of all young children, and particularly parents of 8-11 year olds. The campaign is called 'Share Aware'.
The website offers invaluable resources and information to help support parents to keep their children safe online.
Our E-Safety Rules
Follow the 10 rules and stay safe online.
- Never give out personal information.
- Tell a grown-up if you find something that is not right.
- Never agree to meet people.
- Never send your picture.
- If someone says something mean online, tell a grown-up.
- Don’t do things online that you know are wrong.
- Check before you download anything.
- Don’t give out your password.
- Set up rules for going online.
- Show your parents and carers how you use the internet. Share!
For parents: The Internet opens up the world to children and young people. It allows for many wonderful educational and learning opportunities. In addition to useful education tools on the Internet, a great deal of content also exists that is not appropriate for children. We hope that the following information will support you in keeping your children safe in this digital world.
Game Consoles and Video Games
Video gaming can be great fun, with fantastic educational and social benefits, but it is essential that children are protected whilst they play!
Some games can contain material completely inappropriate for teenagers, yet alone primary school children. If you’d like information about the content of specific games, or the rating system in general, please go to:-
Most games consoles can be ‘locked down’ to prevent children from accessing inapropriate material.
Please follow these links to learn how to set up parental controls on your game consoles:-
- Think you know - http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk
- Report Abuse - http://www.ceop.gov.uk/reportabuse/index.asp
- Childnet International - http://www.childnet.com/kia
- Safe Social Networking - http://www.safesocialnetworking.com
- Microsoft Family Safety Site - http://www.microsoft.com/protect/family
- Facebook Safety - http://www.facebook.com/safety
Here are public links to places where you can look at some of the videos that were shown.
Just a word of caution, some are from the CEOP area on YouTube but some are public areas where somebody has posted a copy, therefore comments posted by individuals may not be controlled. Some of them are aimed for older pupils.
- Where's Klaus ? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IOOn2wR8bU
- Private Information (aimed at age 8 - 10) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o8auwnJtqE
- Private Information (aimed at age 11-16 ) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK5OeGeudBM
- Think Before you post - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGlrAhtQC24
- ... and a follow on. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOwpGF1SOQM
- Cyber bullying (aimed at 11-16 year olds) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dubA2vhIlrg
- Grooming (aimed at 11-16 year olds) - One focused on a girl victim - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5WEnqnq1Hk
- Grooming (aimed at 11-16 year olds) - and one with a boy victim - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDBDUX7KPT0
- CEOP YouTube site - http://www.youtube.com/user/ceop
Who to talk to.....
For Young People:
Children can talk in confidence on either;
- NSPCC where they can talk to an NSPCC adviser online
- Childline on 0800 1111 - will not be listed on the telephone bill
Samaritans provide confidential emotional support for people, if you are worried, feel upset or confused and just want to talk. You can:
Phone on 08457 90 90 90