Online safety, previously known as e-Safety, is an important part of keeping children safe at Brentfield 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 Online Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our Online policy.
In our school Online safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online. However we can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the Online 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.
Please click on the logos to access the websites below.
The ‘Thinkuknow’ website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre.
‘Childnet International’, is a non-profit organisation working with others, to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program which provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, and educators. It includes resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations.
Their goals are to:
Educate children on how to recognize potential Internet risks
Engage children and adults in a two-way conversation about on- and offline risks
Empower children to help prevent themselves from being exploited and to report victimization to a trusted adult
Brentfield is part of Childnet’s Digital leader’s programme. It is a leadership programme empowering children within our school to educate their peers about online safety issues such as cyberbullying, being a good friend online and what to do if they need help when online at home or in school.
Following a 7 week training course our 6 Digital Leaders then used the knowledge they had learnt about Online Safety to lead not only a Key Stage 1 Assembly but also Key Stage 2. Our Digital Leaders are now in the process of carrying out a survey to decide which issues as a school we need to focus on next so that we can further develop our children’s understanding of how deal with issues encountered when Online.