Our whole school approach to the safe use of ICT
Creating a safe ICT learning environment includes three main elements at this school:
- An effective range of technological tools
- Policies and procedures, with clear roles and responsibilities
- Digital Literacy teaching is embedded into the school curriculum and schemes of work
Parent Info is collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone and provides information to parents and carers about their children’s wellbeing and resilience, internet safety and a wide range of other topic matters like sex, relationship and body image.
e-Safety at Kelloe Primary School
We want to make sure the message we get across is that the internet can be a very creative, entertaining and useful tool to help aid children’s learning. Although there are risks that children need to be made aware of we focus on being proactive and looking at what we can do to make the internet a safer place. Digital literacy lessons in the past have included; creating slogans and banners to get important messages across, we have made personal pledges to help others on the internet and we have becme cyber chefs and cooked up recipes for the perfect internet.
We hope parents will take note of the following recommendations:
- Parents need to check games and make sure they are suitable for their child’s age
- Put computers in a family area where you can check how long they are on the computer and what they are accessing
- Give a reasonable time limit for being on the computer (e.g. 45 minutes for Year 5/6) Children do need to do other things in “real life“ and not just in a “virtual world”
- Talk to children about the advantages and the dangers of the internet
- Check on messages and texts which could be considered “cyber bullying“
Think U Know Website
I bet you probably like to use the computer for fun. The Think U Know website will help you go on the internet in a safe way and tell who to talk to if you are worried. You can also find out about Lee & Kim’s adventures or watch Hector and his friends learning to use computers safely! If you want to talk to someone else you can call ‘Childline’, which is a place where people who are nice can help you.
They won’t tell anyone that you have called and it’s free. You can phone them on: 0800 1111.
- Always ask a grown up before you use the internet. They can help you find the best thing to do.
- Don’t tell strangers where you live, your phone number or where you go to school. Only your friends and family need to know that.
- Don’t send pictures to people you don’t know. You don’t want strangers looking at photos of you, your friends or your family.
- Tell a grown up if you feel scared or unhappy about anything.
Be Smart be cool – Be smart online.
What’s your favourite thing to do online. Visit the KidSMART website and learn more about the internet and being a SMART surfer. Learn the SMART Rules with Kara Winston and the SMART Crew. If anything goes wrong online or upsets you make sure you tell someone about it. Download a poster of the SMART Rules by clicking the link below.
Help and Advice
If you find something on the internet or someone has made you sad or scared you should tell your mum, dad or the person who looks after you at home or a teacher at school. If you would like to talk to someone else we have added some links to the Advice Help and Report Centre on the CEOPS website. You can contact people who are friendly and helpful by following the link for your age group.