E-Safety @ St Bede’s

At St Bede’s we believe that E-Safety is an essential life skill for our young people. It is actively taught throughout the curriculum, but particular focus is given to the topic in our Computing lessons each year.

A number of assemblies are held for pupils, and guidance given to parents (via our website and social media channels and drop in sessions within our Multi Academy) as well as training for staff on a regular basis.

During our life skills lessons, pupils learn about the wider effect of bullying and other issues which are often linked back to online activities.

During Anti-Bullying week in November, we have a whole school focus on cyber bullying and we also follow the yearly theme for the campaign. We also celebrate Internet Safety Day (usually in February).

On our website, in the quick links drop down above, pupils are able to quickly access a range of resources that have been explored during these lessons and events.

Our systems in school actively monitor students to pick up on bullying or wider e safety concerns. We operate a comprehensive filtering system and take a proactive outlook on dealing with issues as soon as they occur. In this regard we are an Impero Super School – which allows us to harness the power of this superb piece of software across our school.

 

Remember to make sure that your child has the skills to know what to do if they see something scary or inappropriate online. They can follow these top tips from the BBC Own It website.

  1. Remember – you are in control
  2. Block and report it
  3. Don’t Pass it on
  4. Check your privacy setting on your device
  5. It’s not real!
  6. Tell an adult
  7. Get further help if needed.

You can also watch a video of these tips on the BBC Own it Website – What to do if you see something scary online page

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Below are regular advice and E Safety article for parents and pupils.

 

  1. Gaming: what parents and carers need to knowMany children will be spending time gaming online over the summer holidays. This article explores the different elements of gaming with a particular focus on how it can be used by offenders, but focusing on what parents can do to support their child while gaming.
  2. Sharing pictures of your child onlineLots of parents love sharing photos of their children with friends and family, particularly when they are on holiday or starting the new school year. A recent report found that 42% of young people reported that their parents had done this without asking their permission. Our article helps parents to protect their child while staying social.
  3. Keeping your under 5s safe onlineWhether it's watching videos, playing games on their devices or talking to Alexa - today's under 5s are spending more time online. In this article we look at the benefits of children accessing the internet, and share advice about how parents can make sure their child has a safe experience online.
  4. Live streaming: responding to the risksMany children enjoy live streaming as it can be used to showcase talent, develop communication skills and create identity. Our article helps parents to understand why children love it, what the risks can be, and how they can help their child stay safe if they are live streaming.
  5. Using parental controls

    Parental controls are a great tool for helping to protect children but should not replace open and honest conversations with children about their life online. Share these tips on how to use parental controls effectively.

 

Weblinks to keep your child safe online and using technology.

 

 

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