Staying SAFE ONLINE during COVID - 19:
It is very important that we stay safe online. We are all using our computers more than usual at the moment and we need to remember key internet safety advice during this time. Please only use the sites we recommend and if you are using 'Youtube or Search Engines' please use them with your children.
Follow these links for further support and advice:
We have made sure that there is always one Designated Safeguarding Lead onsite. If you need support during this time please ring the school and ask to speak to the on duty DSL.
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 site 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.
How children use ICT at school:
Many activities involve computer software that is not connected to the internet and is produced in the same way that books are written, i.e. to be appropriate for particular age groups. Using ICT in school is important as it can:
Children are not given individual email addresses while at Barming Primary School. They will learn about email and in Year 3 use a computer program that is similar to email but is not connected to the Internet at all.
For most tasks where children need to go on the internet they will be given a link to click on to a particular site. Some of these links are in our Year Group pages on this website and the children can then access these sites at school and at home. Whenever children are using the Internet at school they are supervised. Older children do learn to use Search Engines as part of their Computing and Online Safety education, but they are directed to particular searches. The school makes use of a very strong filtering system which will not allow access to any social-networking sites and also filters out many inappropriate pages. However, children are taught to close the window and get an adult if they see something on screen that is not what they expected. We have had many assemblies supporting children with this to ensure they stay safe online!
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.
Is this App safe for my child to use?
Check an App with Netaware: