E Safety is an integral part of our Computing and PSHE curriculum as well as playing a vital role in the safeguarding of our pupils and underpinning all aspects of the curriculum.
We have developed E Safety lessons to ensure all children throughout school have the opportunity to learn about the benefits but also the risks and dangers associated with the digital world and using computers, the internet and mobile phones.
We aim to equip pupils with a wide knowledge of the digital world, its uses and also how to react and respond to different situations they may find themselves in and give them the tools to act as responsible users of new and developing technologies. We recognise our responsibility to educate pupils to manage risks, rather than over manage our systems and shield from all situations. We encourage our pupils to take responsibility and make decisons when presented with situations which may not be suitable. This in turn aids them to then manage their behaviour when using technology outside of school and the wider community.
To further develop our pupils as safe and responsible users and contributors to the digital world we have Digital Leaders from each year group to champion staying safe and support their peers when using technologies and also working online.
New support and advice during COVID home online learning MArch 2020
During these unprecendented times we are working much more online and using the internet. It is vital we ensure our children are protected and below are some links to help and give advice.
This is the most important to acess and read and is from the government.
NEW SUPPORT AND ADVICE Jan 2019
Follow the link below to the NSPCC where you can find guidance on parental locks and controls, apps and a parents guide to Minecraft.
You can report abuse online using this link:
NEW for JAN 2019
How to reduce screen time
In light of the newest RCPCH report click on the document below for tips on screen time
NEW JUNE 2018
Please click on the link below to find advice on managing the risks of online streaming in games and apps.
NEW May 2018
Further to staff training please see the attached link for advice on new apps. They include suggested age ranges for us and risks they may pose.
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)- http://paceuk.info/about-cse/keep-them-safe/
UPDATES NOVEMBER 2016
We have some new advice and guidelines to help you out to keep your child safe online.
Try some of the websites below:
Child Exploitation and Online protection agency (CEOP)- can help young people and parents/carers report concerns they have about something which may have happened online. https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Department for Education- have launched parent info providing a range of advice about caring for children including on line safety. http://parentinfo.org/
NSPCC- find their website here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
Parent Zone- a company devoted to helping families keep safe in the digital age. https://parentzone.org.uk/
Centre on Media and Child Health- wide range of advice and information:http://cmch.tv/
Updates September 2016-
NSPCC and O2 team up:
Parent workshops are being held across the country, if you are interested click on the link below for more information.
UPDATE JULY 2016-
CEOP website have released new videos and information to help parents talk to their children about e safety, relationships and the internet. Please view the video below and use the website link for more information.
Prevent Duty and E Safety
In line with the Prevent Duty 2015 at Henry Whipple we recognise that the internet can provide children and young people with access to some information which may be harmful or share and promote extremist views. As a school we have the follow safeguarding procedures in place linked to preventing radicalisation, E – Safety and the use of digital devices:
Strict filtering systems through Nottingham Schools IT where social media such as Facebook is blocked.
Extremist, inappropriate and illegal content blocked, including key words and phrases linked to this via the Nottingham School IT service.
Searches and web address are monitored via Policy Central. Fortnightly reports are automatically sent to the E Safety Lead (Mrs Winter) and School Business Manager (Mrs Underwood). These contain word and phrase summary reports- indicating words and phrases which have been ‘captured’ as inappropriate and blocked- these are linked to specific users (staff) and specific machines (pupils).
Both our Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher have had lead WRAP training from the Local Authority which was cascaded to ALL school staff in December 2015- including how the internet can be use by extremists, including the use of social media to share their messages and recruit.
Acceptable use policies amended as of December 2015 to reflect the preventing of radicalisation and related extremist content. This was done in conjunction with Digital Leaders, Pupil ambassadors and staff.
Digital Leaders @ Ks2 to receive age appropriate training annually on E Safety including preventing radicalisation and how to report inappropriate content.
You can access the government prevent duty here:
Specific government advice about the prevent duty and keeping children safe:
Advice for Parents-
NEW UPDATED APRIL 2016:
a new website from the NSPCC with guidance and facts for parents on social media. Please click on the link below
Also see the poster below for NSPCC training for parents and faith groups in Nottingham.