St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

Growing and learning together, as part of God’s family, to be the best we can be.

Brook Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 5HL

020 8953 3753

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Online Safety

             

E-Safety Link Governor Gareth Jackson                                                                                              

Safeguarding Link Governor Fran Jefferies 

 

E-Safety Policy

We value Computing within our school and acknowledge the wealth of resources it offers for us all as learners and different approaches to learning that it supports.

As a community, it is really important that we all work together to ensure that we all stay safe when using technology. E-Safety is no longer just talking about the internet but making safe and responsible choices when using a whole host of technologies such as; computers, games consoles (such as Xbox), mobile phones, televisions, tablets, ipads and the list continues to grow!

At school, we embed e-Safety in our school curriculum. We work closely with Herts for Learning to ensure that we are up to date with current advice and practice.

Any concerns regarding e-Safety should be brought to the immediate attention of the head teacher, Ms T McBride who is our e-Safety      co-ordinator. 

We have added some documents below that contain useful information on how to keep your children safe, tips on how to initiate conversations around the subject of e-Safety and specific advice on online gaming and parental controls.

 

Expectations and responsibilities for parents:

- support the school’s approach to online safety and not upload or add any text, image, sound or videos that could upset or offend any member of the school community, or bring the school name into disrepute.

- support the school’s policy and help prevent their child/ren from signing up to services such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube whilst they are underage (13+in most cases).

- close online accounts if the school finds that these accounts are active for an underage child.

 

Following our Safer Internet workshop for years 5 & 6, please find below the help sheets discussed.

Cyber bullying fact sheet

Family Internet Agreement

Family Internet Agreement - Template

MASTER Childnet Online Reputation Checklist

Supporting Young People Online Conversation Starter - Mind the Gap

Young People & Social Media   

Parents'  Guides

Please download and read the following guides for parents:

Social Networking              Facebook                      Twitter                Snapchat                 Instagram

Parenting in a digital world on line Jan 2019 

Parents' E-Safety Workshop - 25th Jan 2017

Safer Internet Day 2019 - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2019 

In partnership with Parent Zone, CEOP have created Parent Info, a free newsfeed service for school websites, which offers articles by leading experts on every aspect of children and young people’s lives. Any school can sign up and take a few simple steps to integrate Parent Info into their own website at

Childnet - Childnet

www.childnet.com Childnet - helping to make the internet a great and safe place for children.

Bullying advice | Bullying UK

www.bullying.co.uk
Bullying advice from Bullying UK - bullying at work, cyberbullying, and find out how you can deal with it from leading bullying organisation Bullying UK.

NSPCC 

NSPCC | The UK children's charity | NSPCC

www.nspcc.org.uk The NSPCC is the UK's leading children's charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover.
www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people from Think U Know. Learn about online safety when using blogs, chatting, online gaming, P2P and other forms