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Welcome to Sherrier's E-Safety Page.
Firstly, we would like to make you aware of CEOP, which is the government's Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre. If you wish to report some inappropriate content or behaviour online then click on the button and follow the directions on their pages.
We would also like to introduce you to a new industry backed website for parents which aims to provide a good understanding of issues affecting children today. Take a look here:
Each year, countries around the world celebrate Safer Internet Day.This year's event takes place on Tuesday 10th February with the theme "Lets create a better internet together".
Computers are everywhere. No matter where we go, there is no escaping their reach. Children are growing up in a world where these devices are common in our everyday lives. In fact they are becoming more and more common every day as new technologies and software becomes easily available. Unlike many adults, children are not fazed by computers and smart devices and accept them as part of their way of life.
We at Sherrier acknowledge that computers, devices and of course the internet are all amazing technologies both now and for the future. However, we are aware of the necessity to keep our children safe when using these technologies. We see the benefits that computing brings to the way of learning, the social interaction that it allows and the advances in learning that it offers across all aspects of education and life.
Throughout all years, children are introduced to the skills of computing, including how to use technologies, how to write new computer programs but importantly how to keep themselves safe. We are aware that children can not be kept in a perfectly safe computing bubble, recognising the need to allow them to engage with computing and computers but also providing them with the tools and the knowledge to become E-SAFE.
YOU can help your child - and yourself - become more E-SAFE by keeping up to date with technology and the issues surrounding them. There is a very good website that offers information to a range of apps for tablet computers and fantastic information on how to keep E-SAFE online. http://www.fundamentallychildren.com/
The following web links provide a wealth of information for you and are provided by industry experts.
CBBC Stay Safe: a website full of games, videos and other interactive content from the BBC.
Childnet International: a non-profit organisation working with others to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children”.
Digitally Confident – Parents: The Northern Grid’s website to help keep you up to date with on-line / digital life.
UK Safer Internet Centre: Here you can find out the latest advice on how to use the internet and new technologies safely and responsibly. Also find a range of practical resources, news and events focussing on the safe and responsible use of the internet and new technologies.
Know IT All for Parents: Childnet’s multi-award-winning suite of education resources designed to help educate parents about safe and positive use of the internet.
McAfee Family Safety Blog: Feeling overwhelmed by all the threats that could affect your family? Our bloggers provide you with the latest security tips and online trends to save you time, and keep your family safe.
Browser Safety Tools: CEOP provide children with instant access to CEOP browser tools, so children can learn how to protect themselves online.
Kidsmart: is a great site for children to learn about the safe use of variety of online services and devices. There are also pages for parents.
Kidscape: a charity set up to deal specifically with bullying and child sexual abuse.
Bullying UK: a website aimed at providing guidance and support in regards to bullying.
Vodafone Digital Parenting: Vodafone have got together with a range of industry experts to provide you with helpful information and guidance on a range of e-safety topics.
Vodafone Digital Parenting Magazines: These informative guides are published regularly and we have sent them out to parents when they become available to us. You can visit this link to view each of the editions published so far.
SIP Benchmark looks at the tools available for parents across Europe to assist them in the protection of children who are on-line. It looks at each tool (piece of software) and ranks it according to its functionality, effectiveness and usability.
As in previous year's, internet safety organisations around the world have joined forces for Safer Internet Day, with this year's theme being 'Lets Create a Better Internet. (Click the link for more information).
Do you recognise the above websites or apps? Many of your children WILL even if you don't. We advise that you familiarise yourself with the available platforms for photographic upload/download, socialising and video viewing. Whilst the original use of all of the above were introduced to offer a positve experience on the internet, we must bear in mind that some individuals will abuse the power and accessibility of the net and therefore make young people vulnerable, upset or offended. All of the above are accessible via the use of Smartphones, Tablets, Smart TV's and many Games Consoles. The advice of keeping that desktop computer in the lounge is now out of date as the internet can be accessed almost anywhere and on an ever growing number of devices.
Think U Know helps you find out the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology.
As of Friday 15th March 2013, Sherrier Primary School operated an opt-out system for photo permissions for our website and Twitter account. All children are automatically opted in to be allowed their photos to be used in a respectful manner on our own website and Twitter account. Parents are given the option to withdraw their children from having images used in this way by filling out the letter that was sent home or by filling one in at the school office. As we aim to use group photos where possible, children with withdrawn permission will be blurred out so that the image is still able to be used for the other children.
Sherrier Church of England reserved the right to use images taken within the school setting or other educational settings authorised by the Head Teacher (such as trips). In return, parents have the right to withdraw their children from having their image used. The school respects this decision and will make every effort to ensure that no image is uploaded to the web where permission has been withdrawn. Images already posted prior to withdrawn permission will be removed as soon as possible following the withdrawal of permission.
CEOP is the government’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre, if you wish to report some inappropriate content or behaviour then click on the button and follow the directions on their pages.