If you need more help with Internet Safety, or if you wish to report a problem to CEOP, click the button below.
The internet is a fantastic place overflowing with knowledge, games and communities of people, and, just like pupils across the county, the pupils of Fairstead Community Primary and Nursery School spend a great deal of time using the internet within school and at home.
We value computing within our school and encourage the children to experience different ways of accessing modern technology. From laptops to tablets, our children are able to access a wealth of resources and explore different technologies which build on age appropriate resources and develop progression from Nursery to year 6.
This is why it is important pupils learn how to be safe when browsing online and becoming members of online communities. The online safety of our children is of paramount importance to the school and something that we monitor and revisit regularly.
We know that parents and carers will also be very concerned that their children are protected and safe when using the Internet, both in school and at home. 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 online safety and specific advice on online gaming. We have also included various links that will direct you to further information from external organisations.
We also encourage parents to set up filtering on their home internet. To learn how to do this for the major providers of internet please click the text below.
In school, children learn about online safety through a progression of lessons and through with assemblies. We also encourage parents/carers to talk to their children about how to behave safety when online, to ensure pupils remain safe when browsing at home.
Our children know to report any inappropriate content, contact or conduct they encounter online to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) by visiting this page and clicking our report button below.
Or children can contact Childline for help and advice by visiting this page and clicking the button below.
Childline is a free 24-hour counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC. Childline deals with any issue which causes distress or concern, common issues dealt with include child abuse, bullying, mental illness parental separation or divorce, pregnancy, substance misuse, neglect and psychological abuse.
Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. They are there for you online, on the phone, anytime.
A childline counsellor:
- Will listen to you
- Knows it takes courage to contact us
- Is genuine, open and friendly
- Knows about the problems young people can face
- Wont judge you or put you down
- Isn’t easily shocked
- Will let you take your time
CEOP also has a great website of information on E-Safety for parents. Please click the link below to visit the page.
The NSPCC have created a partnership with O2, Net Aware which offers parents useful information about, how safe are sites, apps and games for your child. Please click the link below to visit the page.
Click on the link below for parent factsheets
Some links to more information:
- Think U Know – containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16,along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
- Vodafone Parents – Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents. You can also read their ‘Digital Parenting‘ magazine.
- Uk Safer Internet Centre – We are a partnership of three leading organisations: Childnet International, Internet Watch
- Foundation and SWGfL, with one mission – to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people.
- Know IT All – lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
- Bullying UK – Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
- Kidscape – An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
- Childline – ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK
- TikTok app safety – What parents need to know (Internet Matters)https://www.internetmatters.org/hub/esafety-news/tik-tok-app-safety-what-parents-need-to-know/
- Parents’ Ultimate Guide to TikTok (Commonsense Media)https://www.commonsensemedia.org/articles/parents-ultimate-guide-to-tiktok