Here at Christ the King, we take e-safety very seriously. It forms a key part of our Computing Curriculum and is studied by all students across all the year groups, from Foundation right up to Year 6. We also have robust, internal procedures to protect the children whilst they are using technology in school.
With the introduction of the new Computing Curriculum and additional hardware and software being introduced to support it, throughout term 1 of the 2015/2016 academic year our e-Safety and Acceptable User Policies have gone through a rigorous review and update phase to ensure it is fit for purpose. These completed documents are available below. If you have any questions regarding them, please do not hestiate to speak with either your child/ren class teacher or the Head, Mrs Mainwaring.
|Online Safety Policy||Acceptable User Policy - Staff & Volunteers|
|Acceptable User Policy - Pupils||Acceptable User Policy - Governors|
All Governors and Staff at Christ the King feel that e-safety isn't something that should just be discussed at school. Children have access to many technology devices at home and via friends and therefore we feel Parents/Carers play a key role in helping us promote the e-safety message and keep the children safe. We encourage Parents/Carers to discuss with your child the importance of safe internet usage and the dangers that technology can be, where-ever possible, please take opportunities to re-inforce the national messages being provided in school.
Below are some suggested websites that have further information to help Parents/Carers keep their children safe. Click here to view a practical guide that has been released by the UK's Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCISS) which contains the risks and benefits of children using social media and provides parents with guidance for how they can support their children should issues arise.
|Parents' Guide to Technology, Safer Internet Centre||www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-to-technology|
|Child Exploitation and OnLine Protection Centre (CEOP)||http://ceop.police.uk/|
|South West Grid For Learning||www.swgfl.org.uk/safe|
|A Parents Guide to Facebook||Parents Guide to Facebook|
|Gaming Advice & Age Rating||Age Rating for Games|
Below are some websites that your child/ren may find useful. They have been written with children in mind and gives them lots of information on how they can stay safe. This information will re-inforce their learnings from school.
|CBBC Stay Safe||http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe|
|Kidsmart - there is a section for children aged under 11 years and a section for those over 11 years old||http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/|
|Newsround Quiz - Internet Security||http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/14979083|
There are some search engines that can be used safely by children. Whilst these sites have been created for use by children, we recommend that parental supervision is still evident when children are searching the internet.
If you have any concerns regarding OnLine Safety of your Child, or if you think your child maybe at risk, or if you need further information then please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Mainwaring, Head Teacher. Alternatively, you can contact Mrs G Brooks, Governor Responsible for ICT via the school office.