Online Safety @ Rushmere Hall
The policy outlines how the school manages Online Safety, what it does to ensure the children are safe when online and what needs to be done if there are concerns about online safety plus current guidance from KCSIE 2022.
The AUP agreement connected to this document is signed by pupils, parents and staff at the school. The policy is a set of guidelines of how pupils use the computers and internet safely in school.
Online Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Rushmere Hall Primary School. We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any online Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our Online Safety Policy. Online Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the Online Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
It’s 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.
Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:
Google also offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet.
When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE, privacy settings can be set up. To read more, click here.
Websites for more information
CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.
Vodafone have produced a Digital Parenting Magazine which informs parents about the various technologies children are accessing today. There is information on Facebook settings, Xbox360 settings, Blackberry controls, jargon busting and many more 'How to Guides'. Well worth a read!
The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre.
YEAR 6 - Online Safety Topps Trump Posters
In the news / current challenges...
The list below shows our current online safety concerns... additional documents and links are shown below.
Rushmere Hall parents have access to the National Online Safety / National College Website.
The above courses are excellent in skilling parents up in online safety.
Want to ensure you have set the security settings properly on your social media or your childs? Click the icons below.
In the news...
NEW Cyber Bullying website - an initiative from Prince Harry.
Concerns linked to Online Safety?
Report Abuse CEOP
Designated Safeguarding lead DSL
Network Manager - Mr Al-Aride
Pupil Support & Guidance
Parent Support & Guidance
NSPCC's website which provides guides for popular apps for parents. Discussing the benefits and the pitfalls of each app including a risk rating.