St. Giles CE Primary School

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Online Safety at St Giles

The internet is a fantastic place overflowing with knowledge, games and communities of people, and, just like pupils across the country, the pupils here at St Giles Primary School spent a great deal of time using the internet within school and at home. This is why it is important pupils at St Giles learn how to be safe when browsing online and becoming members of online communities.

One way to make browsing the internet safer at home is to use a 'safe search' search engine. Here are a list of safe search engines. Click on one below to visit the page:

www.safesearchkids.com

https://www.kidtopia.info/

And below is a link to the education version of YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/education

We regularly hold parent information meetings; these include presentations from the local MAT team managers (historically), and further information from the Designated Safeguarding Lead (the Headteacher).

Here is a link to some top tips for ensuring Online Safety and supervision of children's online activity at home:

12 Days of Christmas Online Safety Advice leaflet

At an information evening event we provided details of a catalogue of apps that young people are regularly accessing, as well as a leaflet with tips for parents on how to provide safe protocols to establish with your children's internet use - see links below:

List of apps and explanations

E-Safety leaflet

We have also provided some guidance from Derbyshire County Council on the use of Social Networking for both pupils and parents. Please click on the links below

Guidance for Adults

Guidance for Children

We have also released up to date information on E-Safety to our community - click the link below:

E-Safety letter 

 

We also encourage parents to set up filtering on their home internet. To learn how to do this for the major providers of internet please click the text below.

Setting up internet filtering and parental controls

We also suggest parents visit the website link below for up to date information on Facebook privacy settings, as whilst we know that no children under the age of 13 should be on Facebook, if they are then they should be educated as to how to ensure they are safe.

https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/social-media/

In school, children learn about E-Safety through a scheme of lessons along with assemblies and workshops with parents. We also encourage parents/carers to talk to their children about how to behave safely when online, to ensure pupils remain safe when browsing at home. This includes how to check for fake news or websites:

1. Consider the source – is it usually reliable and have you ever heard of them before?
2. Read Beyond – read the whole story, not just the headline.
3. Check the author – are they a real person?
4. Look for supporting sources – fake news is less likely to have multiple verifying sources.
5. Check the date – maybe it wasn’t fake news when it was posted but is it now?
6. Is it a joke? –some of these articles are meant to be funny, sometimes people make jokes like this.
7. Check your own biases - don't just believe it because you agree and/or want to believe it!
8. Ask the Experts – a teacher, a fact-checking website or  a parent!

Our children know to report any inappropriate content, contact or conduct they encounter online to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) by visiting this page and clicking our report button below.

 

CEOP also has a great website of information on E-Safety for parents. Please click the link below to visit the page.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

The websites below provide excellent clear guidance for children about E-Safety, so please click on the image and have a read: there are separate sites for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

 

 

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