Introduction

Use of the internet can be very positive from an educational and social point of view however there are associated dangers.  This page should reassure parents how we keep children safe in school, give information about how to keep your child safe at home and give you access to resources if you are worried about your child in relation to e-safety.

If you have any concerns about e-safety or online bullying please contact the schools e-safety officer who is (Andrew Smith) or either of the Designated Safeguarding Leads (Andrew Smith / Rhiannon Morgan)

If you have concerns about the immediate safety of a child, you can call Lincolnshire Police on 101 or, in an emergency, dial 999

E-Safety In School

All internet use in school is filtered.  These filters ensure that inappropriate material is not seen by the user.  Although these filters are robust they are not infallible so each screen has an icon where a child can click if they are worried. This removes the text or image until a member of staff can intervene.  A key part of our e-safety strategy is to teach the children to tell someone if they are worried.

All internet use in school is monitored using a system called Securus.  This software captures anything that might be considered inappropriate and allows school staff to take action.  Written records of the checks are kept and Governors of the North Wolds Federation regularly check the records to reassure themselves that the systems in place are working to keep children safe. 

Staff have had e-safety training from an EPICT certified trainer. We teach e-safety from the age of 4.  This forms a key part of our computing and PSHE curriculum.  To view a copy of the e-safety curriculum please click on the link below.

North Wolds Federation E Safety Curriculum. 

School Policies Around E-Safety

The school has a number of policies that are in place to ensure children are safe in school. These policies are reviewed and updated on a regular basis to keep up with the incredible pace of technological advances.   You can view these policies by clicking the link below.

E-Safety Policy September 2017

Youth Produced Sexual Imagery (Sexting) November 2016

Acceptable Use Policy Child  June 2015

Acceptable Use Policy Adult September 2016

Other safeguarding polices that may overlap with those above may be found by clicking on the link below.

Other Safeguarding Policies

Resources To Keep Children Safe

Vodafone produces a very useful e-safety magazine for parents called Digital Parenting.  Annually we send out paper copies of this magazine to all parents.  PDF copies of this magazine can be accessed using the links below.

Digital Parenting Edition 5

Digital Parenting Edition 4

Digital Parenting Edition 3

Digital Parenting Edition 2

Digital Parenting Edition 1

There are many resources online that teach your child how to stay safe.  Follow these age appropriate links to access these valuable materials.

For 5-7 Year Olds (Reception, Year One, Year Two and Year Three)

For 8-10 Year Olds (Year Three, Year Four, Year Five and Year Six)

For 11-13 Year Olds (Year Six, Year Seven and Year Eight)

If you are looking for advice on how to keep you child safe online valuable information can be found on the following website.  Click on the links below.

thinkuknow

NCPCC Online Safety

Advice on Age Restrictions on Social Media.

There are restrictions on what ages children can access social media. The factsheet below outlines what age children can access each social media platform.

Social Media Factsheet

Information on Radicalisation on the Internet

The following link gives information on radicalisation online.

Radicalisation Information for Parents

Advice on Specific Sites, Apps or Games

To find out information on video game ratings click on the link below.

PEGI Link

The following links give specific information about websites, applications or games.

Club Penguin

Pokemon Go 

Live Streaming

Minecraft (Minimum Age 13)

Snapchat (Minimum Age 13)

WhatsApp (Minimum Age 16)

Kik (Minimum Age 13)

Facebook (Minimum Age 13)

Ask FM (Minimum Age 13)

Call of Duty Black Ops Zombies (Minimum Age 13 with Parental Consent)

Bin Weevils (Under 13's With Parental Consent)

You Tube (Minimum Age 13)

Snapmap

Instagram (Minimum Age 13)

Musical.ly (Minimum Age 13)

Roblox

Yellow (Minimum Age 17)

Seeking Help When Worried

If you are worried about and aspect of e-safety please speak to the schools e-safety officer (Andrew Smith) or Designated Safeguarding Leads (Andrew Smith/Rhiannon Schaffer)

If you have concerns about the immediate safety of a child, you can call Lincolnshire Police on 101 or, in an emergency, dial 999

If someone has done something online that has made you or a child or young person you know, feel worried or unsafe click on the link below.

CEOP

If you need someone to talk to click on the Childline link below or call freephone 0800 1111

Childline

Our Address

Market Rasen C of E Primary School
Mill Road
Market Rasen
T: (01673) 842395

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