Staying E-safe with Abbots Ripton
Starz learning platform
As part of your child’s curriculum, we provide supervised access to the Internet and to email via the Starz learning platform. We see this as an essential ICT skill for the children to learn as they grow up in the modern world.
Understandably, there are concerns about children accessing inappropriate material when working online - but we have taken positive steps to deal with this risk in school.
* All staff have undertaken E-safety training.
* The school's IT system operates a robust filtering system that restricts pupils access to inappropriate material.
* The school has an E-safety policy.
* Pupils are supervised when working online.* Pupil email messages are monitored by a staff email monitor.
- Esafety Links
- Digital Parenting Checklist.doc
- Acceptable Use Policy - Foundation and KS1 Pupils
- Acceptable Use Policy - KS2 pupils
How we can help you to keep children safe
Share Aware, our online safety campaign, is a great resource to help parents keep their children safe on social networks, apps and games. The two animations, ‘ I Saw Your Willy’ and ‘ Lucy and the Boy’ encourages parents to have conversations with their children about online safety. The website also includes a guide to the Share Aware materials and information about children’s online behaviour.
Net Aware is an online tool that informs parents about the social networks, apps and games that children might be using. We look at the frequency of inappropriate content, how robust and easy to find the privacy settings are, and why children like using the sites. We regularly update Net Aware with new apps, and parents can sign up to Net aware newsletters to keep up with digital trends.
For more information visit www.net-aware.org.uk
Online Safety Helpline
We’ve joined forces with O2 to provide adults with the skills and tools to help keep children safe online. This helpline provides practical, technical advice including parental controls on electronic devices, adjusting privacy settings, understanding social networks and information about online gaming.
Call the Online Safety Helpline on 0808 800 5002
#WakeUp Campaign - YouTube
As part of the National Online safety #WakeUp campaign, they have created a free updated YouTube guide for parents and carers which is really useful.
YouTube is the world’s largest video platform and the 2nd biggest search platform (after Google), with over 1.8 billion users per month, and this free guide for parents and carers covers what you need to know about the platform to help safeguard your children from potential online risks including; age inappropriate videos, in –app messaging, dangerous challenge/viral videos, digital wellbeing and more.