Keeping Your Child Safe Online
Online Safety at Cleveland Road Primary School and at Home
Online Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Cleveland Road Primary School. E-Safety (online safety) is taught to all pupils, which explains and demonstrates how to stay safe and behave appropriately online but we can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with you. It's important that we are all vigilant when children are using the Internet and act to ensure they are protected from the people who may pose a risk to them. Children can accidentally or deliberately be exposed to illegal, unwanted or unpleasant content, comments or activity online and there are steps you can take to minimise this risk.
Four steps to providing a safer Internet for your children
1: Have an on-going conversation about what your child is using the Internet for and how they can stay safe
2: Use safety tools on social network sites and other online services. Look through the helpful links on the other side of this page to find privacy guides and how to set these up.
3: Decide if you would like to use parental controls at home. Look through the helpful links on the other side of this page to find parental control guides and how to set these up at home.
4: Understand what devices can use the Internet and research devices, games, films and apps before purchasing for your child. Using the Common Sense Media website will help you understand a product.
We follow the S.M.A.R.T rules at Cleveland Road Primary School while using the Internet
Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information when you’re chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number and password.
Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents’ or carers’ permission and even then only when they can be present. Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time
Accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages!
Someone online might lie about who they are and information on the internet may not be true. Always check information with other websites, books or someone who knows. If you like chatting online it’s best to only chat to your real world friends and family
Tell your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.
Pupil Acceptable Use Agreements 2021-2022
Every year, Cleveland Road Primary School celebrates Safer Internet Day with the rest of the world. During the day, children discuss their online behaviour at school and at home and learn about how they can act safely whilst enjoying the Internet.
Cleveland Road Primary School promotes online safety across the entire school and we want to ensure every pupil understands their responsibilities online. We talk to the pupils about the Internet rules, how to be fair to others and keep themselves safe online.
In EYFS and Key Stage 1, the class teacher will read the agreement and make sure the children understand the rules and how to follow them. Once the class understands the rules the class will sign the document.
In Key Stage 2, the class teacher will read the agreement and discuss the rules with the class. The children accept these rules when they log into any computer or tablet in school.
Each pupil is asked to sign that they will use the computing systems at Cleveland Road Primary responsibly, to ensure that there is no risk to the safety of themselves or others. They will also follow these rules when using the Internet at home.
Our Cleveland Digital Leaders are passionate about computing, support learning and promote online safety. Updates about the work of the Digital Leaders is shared in the school newsletter.
Resources for Families
Resources to help you create a safer online world for your children:
Internet Matters - https://www.internetmatters.org/
Helping parents keep their children safe online
London Grid for Learning - https://www.lgfl.net/online-safety/resource-centre?s=16
Safeguarding and online-safety resources for parents
Parent Info - https://parentinfo.org/
Help and advice for families in a digital world
Think You Know - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Advice from the National Crime Agency; click the CEOP button for advice and to report online abuse
UK Safer Internet Centre - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/
Safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online
Secure Passwords – https://howsecureismypassword.net/
A program that will test how secure a password is
Common Sense Media - https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
A parental guide to all types of media, film, games, apps, music and websites
Net Aware - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
A parent’s guide to social media websites and apps. Follow the Net Aware links on this page.
Parental controls - http://parentalcontrols-on.org/
Explains how to setup parental controls on a wide range of devices and your Internet provider
Privacy Settings - http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/social-media-privacy-settings/
Explains how to set up privacy settings on a wide range of social media websites
A Parental guide to technology - https://saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers
Guides that range from a smartphone to a Nintendo 3DS and covers how to secure your Internet browsers
Childnet - http://www.childnet.com/resources/know-it-all-for-parents
Interactive presentation about the Internet delivered in multiple languages.
KidSmart - http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/
An online guide to E-Safety for children and parents
LGfL Parent Safe Resources
We are working with London Gird for Learning to help keep your children safe online. LGfL have a range of really useful resources for parents. These can be found at: https://parentsafe.lgfl.net/home
We know that some families utilise tuition services from people not employed by the school. It is important to know who your child is working with and what steps you can take to keep them safe, especially if this is online. LGfL have produced a resource sheet for parents to help with this.
Digital Family Agreement
We recommend a family agreement to make clear what is allowed...or not, how much time should be spent on devices, and ground rules like no phones at the table or in the bedroom at night-time. Shared expectations will reduce disagreements and keep everyone safe and healthy. LGfL have produced a resource to help parents with this.