At Victoria C of E Infant and Nursery School, we are fully committed to the safeguarding of pupils and take safety very seriously. With the support of parents, we pro-actively teach our pupils how to keep themselves safe online. The school adheres to the PREVENT agenda through our normal safeguarding procedures and processes.
There are many different organisations and websites to support adults and children with e-safety issues. For further information follow the links below.
- H2b Safety centre - www.h2bsafetycentre.com
- CEOP guidance - www.thinkuknow.co.uk
- NSPCC share aware - www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware
- NSPCC online safety - www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety
- Childnet - www.childnet.com
- Know It all Childnet International
- Hertfordshire Grid for Leaning
Find out about what the county advice is and about the internet safety filters in school.
- Kids Smart
Advice and activities for young people and parents.
- Get Safe Online
Increasing numbers of children now have a social network account, often Facebook. Many schools and teachers are concerned that parents and carers are not always aware of the age restrictions and the related safeguarding risks to the children. The Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board eSafety group have developed a parents/carers leaflet to help raise awareness and provide practical guidance. For more information visit www.thegrid.org.uk/eservices/safety/social_networking/facebook_personal
We have a safety button on all of the computers in the school, known as 'Hector the protector', that the children can press if they ever feel uncomfortable with anything that appears on the screen.
Hector the dolphin then covers the screen. Hector can be downloaded to your computer at home, free of charge, by clicking on the 5-7 section of the thinkyouknow website and clicking on 'Hector's world'. Your child will probably know where to find him! If you have any questions about this please speak to Mrs Summers who is our E-Safety Co-ordinator.
It is important that we are teaching this message to Key Stage One and Two children as they are exposed at an increasingly early age and are vulnerable.
What do you do if you find something that you shouldn’t be looking at on the internet?
Do not close it down. Switch off the screen and find an adult.
What should I do if I get texts or emails that are mean?
Do not delete them. Save them and show them to an adult you trust.