Online-Safety is an important part of keeping our pupils safe at Cricket Green School . We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material.
Any E-Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our I.T Policy.
E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
Websites for more information:
Merton's Safeguarding Children Board has developed 'Guidance for working with children and young people who are vulnerable to the messages of radicalisation and extremism'.
This guidance was developed in the context of the Government’s overarching counter-terrorism strategy 'CONTEST' and the 'Prevent Strategy' which was developed in 2011 to respond to the threat of extremist activity; the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 has recently been passed, which places the Prevent Strategy onto a statutory footing.
CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.
Find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom or at home. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.
Internet Matters is a new online portal designed for parents to access simple, easy and practical advice about online safety for their children, right through from pre-school to teens. It provides tips on protecting children from online grooming, cyberbullying, privacy and identity theft and inappropriate content. Internet Matters is a not-for profit organisation set up by BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.
Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online.