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E-Safety - Getting SMART

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The world of technology continues to rapidly advance, as such wherever possible, we need to help the children in our care stay safe.

At St Peters we take this responsibility seriously and have in place a number of policies and procedures to help our pupils explore the world of computing.  We want them to learn about the benefits but also educate them as to how to manage the risks.

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Safer Internet Day 2017

 

Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe - http://www.saferinternetday.org.  It takes place in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world.

Safer Internet Day 2016 is on 7th February 2017.

There is an internet safety cartoon below which covers the main points that we aim to exploring within the classroom, as well as a number of other resources that you can watch/read through together.

Internet Safety now encompasses more than just the potential of meeting a stranger. We also think about given out personal data, misleading information ('not everything you read on the internet is true') and downloading viruses.

Miss Honey.

Further Resources

There are numerous resources available for parents.  Below we have listed a number of websites and guides - if you have any difficulty in accessing the information or have any questions please pop into the office.

For Children

Lee and Kim Cartoon on E-Safety

 

The Adventures of Smartie the Penguin

http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/teachers/ks1/readsmartie.aspx​

Follow Smartie the Penguin as he finds out what to do to stay safe online

 

Hector's World

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/hectorsworld/

Watch Hector and his friend learning how to use computers safely.

 

Safer Search Engines aimed at Children

Dk findout - a safe environment for children to research in based upon the DK illlustrated non fiction books - this site is fairly new and is expanding on a weekly basis.- http://www.dkfindout.com/

Paws Explore - another search engine designed for kids - http://www.pawsexplore.co.uk/

Please note that although these search engines have been set up for children they cannot guarentee that no misleading/unpleasant information will slip through.

For Parents

Keeping Children Safe

Getting Help for your Child

If you have any concerns about online safety please pop into the office to arrange for a convient time to discuss them. If you believe a child is in immediate danger please inform the police.

Other useful sites are

Advice and Information

Reporting Criminal Content

  • https://www.iwf.org.uk/report - The UK Hotline for reporting confidentially and anonymously criminal online content. They work with the internet industry, police and international partners to get it removed.