Within school we utilise RM SafetyNet for the filtering and monitoring of our computer equipment and online activities. This system is set up to 'assume you are a child' unless told otherwise. This means that a high level of filtering and monitoring takes place. Alerts are sent to nominated staff members including the Safeguarding Lead (Mrs Randall). These alerts and reports are scrutinised and also regularly reviewed by a Local Academy Board member - Mr. Beard. If further investigation or clarification is needed then our support provider, ICT4, are immediately contacted.
However, we realise that such filtering and monitoring is not always in place within our households. The sites and links below will help provide guidance and advice but if you have any questions regarding online safety, please contact school and we will do our best to help.
If you want more resources to help you enjoy your time online and stay safe on the internet with your Primary age children please follow this link to the UK Safer Internet Centre site. Here you will find films, storybooks and other fun sites, with plenty of information to keep children entertained and safe online.
The NSPCC also offer support and advice through their website.
Click the image below for more information about setting up your home internet connections, games consoles and search engines.
Click on NSPCC below to go to the NSPCC 'Keeping Children Safe Online' page.
Click below for other help guides to use at home.
Childnet have a range of resources to support both professionals and parents with online safety. Please click the image below to go to the Childnet homepage - this will open in a new window.
To go directly to the Resources for parents and carers page follow the link below.
Games and Apps are regularly being released and existing ones updated - as parents it is very difficult for us to know what to do and how we can help our children in the 'online world'.
The National Online Safety charity regularly publish information sheets to help parents navigate these changes. They offer tips and guidance on how 'safe' each game/app is and advice how to set up appropriate parental controls to reduce or remove potential risks.
They provide guidance across the age ranges and a wide variety of topics. These can be found by clicking the link below.
We have selected some of the guides and included direct links below.
If you cannot find what you need or just want advice, please speak to a member of staff at school and we will do our best to help.