At Shottermill Juniors, we take e-safety very seriously and we believe in a culture of vigilance to ensure our children are safe in school, whilst also teaching them to understand the risks involved in accessing the internet and devices with a range of connectivity. We hold regular e-safety talks in school to provide parents with key information and updates in our ever changing world of technology and we regularly review our E-Safety and Acceptable Use policies in school to ensure they are reflective of current DfE guidance and good practice. Please see below to download our e-safety policy and to see the last parent e-safety presentation notes.
A filtered internet service is used in school to block access to unsuitable sites and we regularly monitor the content that children are searching for, as a requirement of the PREVENT duty, which seeks to keep children safe from radicalisation, extremism and exploitation. All staff members are made aware of their responsibilities towards pupils, checking sites are suitable, ensuring that access is supervised and that appropriate rules are being followed.
Children will be shown how to find and access information safely and are taught about E-Safety at the beginning of each term's topic to ensure that they are always aware of the dangers and risks. We have recently reviewed our e-safety curriculum, which is available to view below. Below are also a range of engaging websites that are useful for teaching children about the safe use of the internet.
Childline is a free service for children and young people for whenever they need support or advice. The website is full of useful information and tips.
PGEI ratings are systems used to ensure that entertainment content, such as games, but also films, tv shows or mobile apps, is clearly labelled with a minimum age recommendation based on the content they have.The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. This website explains what the labels mean and allows you to search for any game to see the rating.
This website is the ultimate internet survivial guide and offers children tips and tricks to help them stay safe online.
The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre. This is a very informative website for both children and adults and this service provides training to staff in schools to help them to keep up to date with changes.
Kidsmart gives children lots of advice on how to stay safe online. There’s a section for children under 11 years old and a separate section for those over 11 years old.
Helpful information and guidance on a range of key online safety topics.
Common Sense Media publishes independent ratings and reviews for nearly everything kids want to watch, read, play, and learn.