E-Safety

At Millfields Primary School we take e-Safety very seriously and make it a priority to do all we can to keep your children safe when they are online and using the internet.

Internet security is a very important issue to all at Millfields Primary School – we hope every child has a safe and happy experience whilst using the internet.


Online safety is taught across all year groups within the Computing and P.S.H.E. curriculum, children can demonstrate and say how they stay safe online. They know who they can talk to if they see or read anything that upsets them, this includes at home.


The internet is essential in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. As children move up through Millfields their access to various types of technology and resources increases and it stands to reason that their exploration and curiosity increases too.


We know that the positives of the digital world overwhelmingly outweigh the negatives but children, schools and parents all need to be aware of various online risks.


We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.


We have a range of security measures in place to help safeguard children from potential dangers and unsuitable material. Any online safety incidents are recorded and managed according to our online-safety policy.


At Millfields we strive to be SMART when using technology.

If you would like to share any information or require any further support please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher. Your help is still needed to prevent children accessing inappropriate material at home by way of filters and parental controls.


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Useful Websites


Ceop - CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.


Think U Know - The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.


Kids Smart - Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has been developed by the children's internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.


Internet Matters - Lots of guidance and articles for parents about keeping their children safe online.


Useful Links


Resources for Key Stage 1


Resources for Key Stage 2


Parents guide to Social Media


These age restrictions come from the NSPCC website, parental judgement will still be needed

Here are some additional useful links for parents and children

NSPCC

E-Safety Advisor

Think You Know

CEOP

Essex E-Safety Training

BBC