In today's world it is extremely important to stay safe and this means online too!
Safer Internet Day 6th February 2018.
Our Digital Leaders have been working hard this week to promote Safer Internet Day around the school. They have helped Mrs Hilden to deliver an assembly to celebrate Safer Internet Day 2018. This year's theme, "Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you".
Who can help me?
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead Miss Rootes (Director of School Improvement)
Our Designated Safeguarding Deputies Mr Laker (Head of School), Mrs Rathbone (Key Stage 2 Leader) and Mrs Darby (FLO)
The Safeguarding/ Child Protection and Internet Safety named Governor is Mr Brinn.
The Computing Lead is Mrs Hilden.
We NOW have 6 Digital Leaders in Year 6. These children are our ambassadors. They help shape how we use technology inside and outside the classroom. They are adept at using technology and are willing to support their peers. As a School we want to support children in this digital age and prepare them for the future. We want our children to embrace technology and not be afraid of it!
If you need to speak to someone about something you have seen online or you are worried about something. Speak to your Teacher or Teaching Assistant or you can speak to Mr Laker (Head of School) or Miss Rootes (Director of School Improvement). We are all here to help you and empower you with Digital Safety!
E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Barming Primary School. Online Safety is taught to all pupils which explains and demonstrates how to stay safe and behave appropriately online but we can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with you. Your help is needed to talk to your children about how they can keep themselves safe and behave appropriately online. It’s important that we are all vigilant when children are using the internet and act to ensure they are protected from people who may pose a risk to them. Children can accidently or deliberately be exposed to illegal, unwanted or unpleasant content, comments or activity online and there are steps you can take at home to minimise this risk.
Establishing some Golden Rules for Online Safety at home:
Ensure that you understand how your children’s devices work (e.g. can they download apps). Install antivirus software, secure your internet connection and use Parental Control functions for computers, mobile phones and games consoles to block unsuitable content or contact.
Reporting Online Abuse
CEOP links encourage all organisations that have an online presence, where children and young people congregate, to adopt the CEOP ‘Report Abuse’ mechanism.
Report Abuse Button
This is not designed to replace existing reporting mechanisms, but is intended to deal with specific threats from individuals who seek to use the online environment to access young people and children for sexual purposes.
By implementing the ‘report abuse’ button, children and young people on our blog and sites will be empowered to report suspicious individuals or behaviour directly to law enforcement quickly and easily. The reports come directly to CEOP/Police intelligence centre and the team there are then in best place to analyse, assess and take appropriate action according to the perceived risk and threat to an individual child.
Information and analysis of these reports can then shape the future development of services reducing the potential threat and harm to children.
THE CEOP Report button is freely available on our school site, just in case it is needed.