E- Safety

E-safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Buckingham Park 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 e-safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our e-safety policy. E-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 e-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.

Follow this link to the children's e-safety page 

All of these companies have internet links which can give security advice on using the internet safely and also place restrictions on what certain devices in your home can access.

 

For example you can restrict your Childs tablet from accessing the internet after 7pm and before 7am.

 

http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10490/~/bt-home-hub-security-advice

http://help.virginmedia.com/system/selfservice.controller?CMD=VIEW_ARTICLE&ARTICLE_ID=3673&CURRENT_CMD=SEARCH&CONFIGURATION=

1001&PARTITION ID=1&USERTYPE=1&LANGUAGE=en&COUNTY=us&VM_CUSTOMER_TYPE=National

 

http://help.sky.com/

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/top-android-security-apps/

http://mobile-security-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

Search engines

Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe however there are some “safer” search engines which you could use:

Research searching

nICE
CBBC
Kids Yahoo

Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. Click here to read more.

Image searching

Pics4Learning
picsearch

Gaming

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 settingsXbox360 settingsBlackberry 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.

 Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online.