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E-Safety

Computers and the internet are fantastic for learning and for having fun. 

Just as children need to learn how to be safe in the real world, they need to know how to be safe on the internet too. 

Whisper - anonymous reporting tool

Now more than ever we want to support every child and family feel safe and secure.  Over the years we, like a lot of schools, have been provided with excellent advice and support with e-safety issues by the South West Grid For Learning.  We are now introducing their anonymous reporting tool Whisper. 

If any member of the school community has a concern or worry about anything they can click on the logo to make an anonymous  report using a secure link or via SMS while keeping their e-mail address or mobile phone number concealed.  Whisper can also enable a continuing two way text conversation, again without revealing contact details. The report will go to the school’s safeguarding team who will do their best to help. We will endeavour to respond to all reports within 48 hours.

Please click the link below to access Cotham Gardens Primary School's Whisper form.

Identifying children who are being affected by content online

 

Please see the below link for a number of videos with useful information on how to keep your child safe online, as well as how to identify if they may be being harmed by online content:

https://www.youtube.com/user/internetmatters/videos  

Please also see below for the content from the presentation that Joanna Bocko gave regarding online safety for children:

View document general/parents-evening-v5-primary.pdf

Below you will find some more great links about how to be safe online.

For children in KS1 and Reception:

Think you know

Smartie the Penguin

Digi the Duck

For children in KS1 and Reception:

KidSmart

Kara, Winston and the Smart Crew

For Parents:

Digital Parenting

Common Sense Media

Know It All

Internet Matters

Parent Zone

Safer Internet

Please follow this link if ever you see something that you are not comfortable with:

www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre

For a detailed description of how we keep children safe at school, read our eSafety policy. 

As part of the systems in place to keep children safe in school, we ask them to agree to an Acceptable Use Agreement.  We have one for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 and one for Years 3 to 6.  

Our e-safety framework is outlined in these documents: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6.