At English Martyrs Catholic Primary School online safety is an integral part of our curriculum.
We teach children how to be safe online, how to be sensible technology users and how to report things that concern them. If you or your child are worried about any inappropriate communications that have happened where a child may be at risk of exploitation, either online or in ‘the real world’, you can report this directly using the CEOP website which you can access by clicking on the CEOP button below.
The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.
However, if you or your child are worried about online bullying or something else online has worried you please come and speak to us at school.
Online Safety is only fully successful when parents work in collaboration with school to ensure the Online Safety message is consistent. It is therefore important that you as parents speak to your children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online. It is also essential to be realistic – banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential. This section of our website is designed to support parents in sharing these same messages at home and to help them find further information about key online safety issues.
Any Online Safety incidents are recorded and followed up in line with our Online Safety policy, which can be found on our Policies page.
If you have any concerns relating to the online safety of any pupil in school, please call the school office and ask to speak to Mr Bromage who is the Designated Safeguard Lead (DSL) for Online Safety or Miss Petras who is the Designated Safeguard Lead for the school.
Online Safety Tips with Mr Bromage
The following websites are useful for further guidance and support:
- BBC Own It – a place to help you boss your life online.
- Childnet International – for primary children.
- Childnet International – for teachers and professionals.
- Facebook Safety Centre – guides to Facebook settings.
- Internet Matters – a guide to help you through the many issues children can experience when using the internet.
- Internet Watch Foundation – the UK Hotline for reporting criminal online content.
- Net Aware – support for parents and careers from the NSPCC.
- Parent Info – support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online from CEOP.
- Report Online Terrorist Material (gov.uk) – report illegal terrorist information, pictures or videos you’ve found on the internet. Your report will be treated anonymously.
- ThinkUKnow – learning resource for children.
- UK Safer Internet Centre: Parental Controls – how to set up parental controls offered by your home ISP.
These documents are all in pdf format, and are here for you to read/download:
- Parent’s Guide to Facebook
- Facebook Checklist
- How to set up Facebook Privacy Controls
- How to set up Parental Controls on the Xbox 360 (Microsoft)
- How to set up Google Safe Search
- How to set up YouTube Safety Mode
- Inspecting E-Safety in Schools (Ofsted)
- Keeping up with Children on the Internet (Childnet International)
- Online Gaming: An Introduction for Parents and Carers (Childnet International)