E-Safety

At Byron we aim to educate our children so that they can use information technology safely, both in school and in the wider world.  We have a rigorous e-safety policy which highlights the three main risks posed by inappropriate use of technology:

Content - Are the things you are doing appropriate?

Conduct - Are you behaving in the right way online?

Contact - Do you know who you are talking to?

We promote the safe use of information technology to the whole school community in a variety of ways including: discrete teaching of e-safety, cross-curricular teaching of e-safety, e-safety assemblies, involvement in national events such as Safer Internet Week and Cyber Anti-Bullying Week, parent e-safety training sessions and regular staff training. 

 

All pupils sign up to our information technology pupil user agreement and we urge our pupils to keep to the following rules when using social networking sites outside of school to keep themselves safe: 

  • Always keep your profile private
  • Never accept friends you don’t know in real life
  • Never post anything which could reveal your identity
  • Never post anything you wouldn’t want your parents to see
  • Never agree to meet somebody you only know online without telling a trusted adult
  • Always tell someone if you feel threatened or someone upsets you

Mr. Chantler is the school E:Safety co-ordinator.  Please make an appointment to speak to him if you have any concerns regarding your child and e-safety.

For more information about how to be e-safe please visit CEOP's www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Visit CEOP to report inappropriate online behaviour https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

Online Safety

To children, online friends are real friends. Online life is real life. There's no distinction. Parents and families understand the dangers children face in everyday life, from being careful when crossing the road to not talking to strangers. But keeping children safe online can sometimes seem much harder. This needs to change.

 

That's why the NSPCC has joined forces with O2 Together.  They want to get every family in the UK to talk about and understand their child's online world, just as they would their day at school. They want to bring parents and children together, to explore, create and play in the online world.

 

Their nationwide programme of workshops will give parents and families the skills and knowledge to understand the internet as children do. To create real change, bringing online safety programmes into schools and workplaces.

 

Expert advice will be available through the NSPCC website, a new online safety helpline for parents and from trained staff in O2 stores. They will also be putting on huge events for parents and kids all over the UK. And if you’re ever worried about something, you can always call the online safety helpline on 0808 8005002. Sometimes it’s easier to talk things through. The following website link is very helpful:   http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

 

National Online Safety Resource

The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children and it is important that schools, parents and carers work together to take an active role in teaching children about online dangers and how to act safely when using the internet.

We are therefore delighted to announce that Byron Primary School have shown our commitment to protecting our pupils online and have worked with National Online Safety to deliver an interactive online workshop for all our parents & carers.

The course can be taken at your own convenience and covers:

  • Information about online dangers and the newest platforms
  • What online risks to look out for and how to protect your child

 

Please find below the URL you need to visit to register your account You will need to complete your details and select “I am a: Parent/Carer” from the dropdown:

 

https://lms.nationalonlinesafety.com/school/Byronprimary    

 

Once you have registered, you will be able to access the “Online Safety for Parents and Carers’ course and National Online Safety’s Resources (which includes 50+ online platform guides on the latest social media channels and games). This aims to help empower parents with the knowledge to protect their children from the dangers of the internet.

 

If you have any questions, or trouble accessing the course please contact support@nationalonlinesafety.com.