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E Safety

At The Grove, we take E-Safety very seriously.  It is never too early for children to learn about how to keep themselves safe and in the technological world we live in nowadays, this is even more of a priority in terms of online safety.

 

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Our school uses images of pupils on our website and sometimes, in press releases.  You as a parent/carer are given the option to refuse this. At the beginning of every academic year a form requesting this information will be sent out to you but you can change your preference at any time by contacting the office.

 

E-Safety in and around our school

We teach children about e-safety both in discrete lessons and themed 'Internet Safety' weeks but it is also woven through our curriculum when we are using technology.  We try to ensure that pupils are never left unattended whilst online at school and there are firewalls on our systems which protect against inappropriate content.  If any member of staff or child suspects misuse, either by a teacher or child, the issue must be reported to the head teacher without delay.  For more information, see our On-line Policy.

 

E-Safety out of school

Below you will find some useful links which will help to keep you well informed and hopefully better able to keep your children safe.

Esafety Newsletter Autumn 2020

ESafety Newsletter Summer 2020

E-Safety Newsletter Spring 2020

Smartie the Penguin

Each term children at the Grove are reminded about Smartie the Penguin, and how to stay safe online.   

http://www.childnet.com/resources/smartie-the-penguin

Other Useful links

  • www.parentinfo.org/ - This website was developed out of a partnership between CEOP and The Parent Zone and contains lots of good eSafety advice.
  • www.saferinternet.org.uk - Here you will find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.
  • www.childnet.com- An organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and the safe and positive use of the internet are addressed.
  • www.thinkuknow.co.uk - The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.
  • www.kidsmart.org.uk/ - Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has been developed by the children's internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.
  • www.bullying.co.uk - One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on cyberbullying.
  • www.internetmatters.org / - Specific help on how to set up internet controls at home. Guidance and articles for parents about keeping children safe online.
  • www.digizen.org - A website designed to strengthen awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is. It encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS.
  • https://help.instagram.com/369001149843369/ - Instagram has a help page to ensure that your security is maintained as far as possible. Just remember that this is a 13+ service and all photos uploaded immediately become the property of Instagram.
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