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E-Safety in School

Children at Rudgwick use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. Technology enhances learning and at Rudgwick we want to ensure that pupils get the most from it, by encouraging responsible online behaviour.

In school we use a filtering system to prevent children accessing inappropriate sites.  We also have 'e-safety' activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.  E-safety issues are embedded within the Computing curriculum and every year group acknowledges and encourages safe and sensible use of the internet and new technologies.

We take part in ‘Safer Internet Day’ in February and all the classes enjoy activities which raise awareness of e-safety.

At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.

                                     
                                 Safer Internet Day 2022

During SID 2022 our children explored the idea of respect and relationships online and we have seen and heard a great understanding from the children and the sort of advice they would give to help themselves and others to feel safe whilst making use of all the wonderful opportunities the internet gives us. From Reception and Year 1 children advising to “tell a grown up” if they are worried to Year 4 recommending what to do if someone upsets you whilst gaming we have children in our school that know how to stay safe online.  Take a look at this video to hear the advice the children of Rudgwick Primary School give about responsible online behaviour.
 

Safer Internet Day 2023
This year the theme of the day was ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’. Some of our older children were encouraged to think about online issues that matter the most to them and which things pose the most or least risk as well as how the worrying aspects of online activity can make people feel.  They also explored at what age different online activities become relevant to young people.  Our younger children thought about who they can talk to if anything online ever worries them.  Children in Years 1-5 also enjoyed exploring online issues through drama with the One Day Creative workshops.  We were able to access the workshops through PTA funding, for which we are very grateful, as the younger children were able to use well known fairy tales to explore tricky situations and the older children became online philosophers, using body and mind to ponder some online safety questions.





























Safer Internet Day 2022
During SID 2022 our children explored the idea of respect and relationships online and we have seen and heard a great understanding from the children and the sort of advice they would give to help themselves and others to feel safe whilst making use of all the wonderful opportunities the internet gives us. From Reception and Year 1 children advising to “tell a grown up” if they are worried to Year 4 recommending what to do if someone upsets you whilst gaming we have children in our school that know how to stay safe online.  Take a look at this video to hear the advice the children of Rudgwick Primary School give about responsible online behaviour.

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advice for parents

***REMEMBER***

 

WhatsApp announced an age limit of 16.  Nearly all other Social Media services require users to be at least 13 years of age to access and use their services. This includes Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat and Tik Tok.  YouTube requires account holders to be 18, but a 13-year-old can sign up with a parent's permission.  The YouTube Terms of Service state that “the YouTube Website is not intended for children under 13”.

Therefore, none of the children at Rudgwick Primary School should be using these forms of social media as a way of communicating with friends.  If they follow these guidelines they will avoid other significant worries that can present themselves as a result of misuse of social media.

Conerned voice

helping to keep

children safe ONLINE

It is important to have regular conversations about staying safe online and to encourage children to speak to you if they come across something worrying online.

The images below are links to websites and resources that provide guidance for parents and carers to keep children safe online.  THESE WEBSITES ARE RECOMMENDED BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION.  Click on each image to visit the websites.

 

They will, amongst other things, support you to talk to your child about a range of online safety issues, set up home filtering in a child-friendly way and set up age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices:

  • ThinkUKnow by National Crime Agency-CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) provides resources for parents and carers and children of all ages to help keep children safe online. 

  • Childnet has developed guidance for parents and carers to begin a conversation about online safety...

  • ...as well as guidance on keeping under-fives safe online.

  • Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents and carers related to the digital world from leading experts and organisations.

  • NSPCC has guidance for parents and carers to help keep children safe online.

  • UK Safer Internet Centre provides tips and advice for parents and carers to keep children safe online 

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