E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Stepping Stones. We have security measures in place to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any incidents are recorded and managed through our E-Safety policy. All pupils are taught E-safety including explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
We can however only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that you as parents speak to your children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
It is essential to be realistic - banning the internet or technology may not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.
The link to the Ted Talk below talks of some of the dangers of the internet for children, particularly YouTube, that we as parents may not be aware of.
Websites for more information
The NCA's CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. We protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.
Vodafone have produced a Digital Parenting Magazine which informs parents about the various technologies children are accessing today. There is information on Facebook settings, Xbox360 settings, Blackberry controls, jargon busting and many more 'How to Guides'. Well worth a read!