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E-Safety

E-Safety

Children and young people may expose themselves to danger, whether knowingly or unknowingly, when using the Internet and other technologies. Additionally, some young people may find themselves involved in activities, which are inappropriate or possibly illegal.

Parents and schools therefore have major responsibility to educate and monitor the pupils; teaching them the appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills to enable them to remain both safe and legal when using the Internet and related technologies. Such school provided education is a joint responsibility shared by members of the teaching staff and the PSHEE Co-ordinator.

When should you report to CEOP?

Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. Click on the CEOP image above to make a report.

Safer Internet Day

Please see Safer Internet Day 2022 Parent and Carer resources Internet-safety-day-2022-parent-carer-support  Every classroom has a dedicated 'Safeguarding Children Notice Board'. The E-Safety policy is available on request.

The E-safety policy is supported by other policies that safeguard and promote the welfare and safety of children at Penkford School. These policies are:

  • the Internet User Access Policy
  • Guidance for Safer Working Practise for Adults who work with Children and Young People in Education.
  • Safer Communication with Young People.

Further Information, Guidance and Help

Remove a nude image shared online | Childline

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), a UK charity, are there to help remove nude images of under 18s posted online. Once IWF has confirmed your nude image is against the law and can be removed from the internet they give it a digital fingerprint, called a hash.

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https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/remove-nude-image-shared-online/

ThinkUKnow

All staff have training in protecting children online delivered by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection agency. Pupils can go to their teacher for advice and support. Alternatively, additional information and advice can be obtained for both pupils and their parents at the following link:

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Here you or your child can gain information, play safety games or report abuse using the report abuse button. This will send your concerns straight to a member of staff at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre. This member of staff will treat your concerns very seriously and will contact you as soon as possible.

Please see our Think U Know Online Safety At Home Learning Activities on the Home Learning Tab for 15 minute activities you can do with your child.

Safe Secure Online guidance

https://swgfl.org.uk/resources/checklists/

Downloadable social media checklists to guide parents, carers and pupils through your profile settings to make sure you are safe.

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