e-Safety

On-line safety is the child protection priority for the 21st century!

We take safeguarding and on-line safety very seriously at Tring School. We want to work with you to keep your children safe. Please be aware that if we have any concerns about children accessing inappropriate computer games or social media sites, we will contact you to discuss our concerns.

E-Safety Policy March 2016

Within school web filtering provides for a safe and secure online environment for students.

Many parents and carers want advice on how they can help their children to ‘Stay Safe’ online outside of school. The websites listed by the Hertfordshire Grid for Learning provide comprehensive information about online safety. Once you have a wider knowledge and understanding of the issues you can decide what is right for your family.

Take a look at this recent eSafety Presentation given to parents:

Staying Safe in a Brave New Digital World

Please also take a look at this list of Useful websites for parents

The internet is an exciting and fun place for adults and children to use and explore educationally and socially. The challenge for parents, carers and teachers is to make sure children are aware and understand how to be safe when using the internet and related technologies.

https://www.comparitech.com/blog/vpn-privacy/protecting-childrens-privacy/

UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK Safer Internet Centre provides a wide range of resources and advice to help with e-safety. Topics include ask.fm, the use of Facebook and dealing with Sexting.

NSPCC – Online Safety

What parents need to know

Digital Parenting

Vodafone has produced a new magazine called ‘Digital Parenting’ to help parents understand and get involved with their children’s digital world. The magazine is very readable, informative and provides advice on a range of eSafety issues, such as location services, sexting, cyberbullying and illegal content.

To order a copy of the magazine, email publications@parentfocus.co.uk or visit their website

Mind the Gap – Conversation Starter Kit

Helping to keep children safe online is an important aspect of eSafety for all schools. This excellent resource can be downloaded and used by parents/carers to help raise awareness and bridge the gap that sometimes exists.

Mind The Gap

Computer Games and your children – What every parent needs to know – February 2012

Schools are increasingly reporting the impact video gaming is having on children’s education, achievement, behaviour and sleep. To support schools with this challenging area and to help raise awareness the Hertfordshire Grid for Learning ICT Team participated in the Radio Verulam’s ‘Parents Show’. The programme focused on the need for parental engagement, appropriate boundaries and research about the effects of gaming on behaviour and sleep.

This is now available as a podcast

Home and Family Guidelines

This document from The Hertfordshire Grid for Learning provides parents and carers with possible guidelines to support safe use of ICT.

Home and family guidelines

SHARP
Tring School’s help Advice Reporting Page System

We all work together at Tring School to help with any problems you may have in or out of school.

If you wish to contact us through Mr Barlow or Pcso Martin Leadbitter, you dont have to leave your details if you dont want to.

Please take the time to look through the pages and if you feel that you can help to keep our school a safe, friendly and fun place to be you can get in touch using the link. http://tring.thesharpsystem.com/

This is a CONFIDENTIAL way to stop YOU or a FRIEND or SOMEONE you have seen SUFFERING..

 

CEOP – When should I report to CEOP?

We help children stay safe online. 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. You can report it to us below.

https://www.ceop.police.uk/Ceop-Report/

Need immediate help?

Do you need immediate help or have a real emergency? If so call 999 or contact your local police here: https://www.police.uk/hertfordshire/D01/

For more information please visit the CEOP website http://www.ceop.police.uk/

This is an assembly from CEOPs Thinkuknow education programme that enables young people to recognise what constitutes personal information. The assembly facilitates young peoples understanding that they need to be just as protective of their personal information online, as they are in the real world. It also directs where to go and what to do if young people are worried about any of the issues covered.

E-Saftey tests for students

Quiz

Spot dangers to stay safe online

E-Safety presentation to year 9 July 2016