Tel: 015394 36354 Email: admin@hawkshead.cumbria.sch.uk

Hawkshead Primary School, Main St, Hawkshead, Cumbria LA22 0NT

Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary School, Cumbria
Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary School, Cumbria

Hawkshead Primary School

Main St, Hawkshead,

Cumbria LA22 0NT

Online Safety

Online Safety - Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary School, Cumbria

Educating our children about sensible and appropriate use of the internet is the key factor that will ensure, as far as possible, children’s safety on the Internet. Blocking and filtering is advised for KS1 children but from early KS2, as they become more technically aware, the only way is to teach guidelines on how to keep themselves safe. They should be introduced to Internet safeguards such as:

• not disclosing their identity and address to someone they do not know on line

• being aware of signs of inappropriate behaviour when chatting to people in a chat room.

• knowing what to do if this happens and make sure they can tell you about anything on the

Internet that makes them feel uncomfortable or unhappy.

Children need to be taught how to manage the risks and use the Internet in a constructive way that

will develop their ability to use it for all its different purposes in every day life.

Some safeguards that were discussed:-

a) Not safe for children under 13 to have a profile on FACEBOOK.

b) Parents should be checking online History to see what the child has been searching.

c) Check that the games with online access are safe and age appropriate.

d) Being aware which gadgets in the house allow online access and make decisions as to when to

allow unsupervised access eg. smartphones/tablets

e) Preparing children for secondary school where they might encounter cyber bullying.

E-Safety Policy

Internet Safety Policy

Hawkshead School E-Safety Letter

Useful Websites

www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents – CEOP’s education site containing areas of interest for all age groups including parents and teachers.

www.facebook.com/clickceop – Let’s you “Like” the CEOP page. Also has lots of additional information.

http://www.childnet.com/kia/parents  – Childnet’s KnowITall page with links to excellent advice for parents.

http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/parents/parental-controls.aspx – Kidsmart site with links to enabling parental controls on most popular Internet connected devices.

http://www.connectsafely.org/pdfs/fbparents.pdf – Guide to using Facebook written especially for parents (PDF).

http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/parents/parental-controls.aspx – Advice on parental controls for gaming and mobile devices.

http://www.mumsnet.com – Online discussion forum with comments posted about popular issues.

http://www1.k9webprotection.com – Free content filter.

http://www.safesearchkids.com – Google Safe Search Kids.

http://www.squirrelnet.com – Squirrelnet – based on Google’s strict safe search criteria.

http://kids.yahoo.com – Yahooligans – fun site for children with games, jokes and loads of educational resources.

http://www.askkids.com – Ask Kids – “Safe” search engine for children. NOTE: due to the nature of the Internet no search engine can be 100% safe but this site and the sites above go to great lengths to ensure the content they provide is as safe as possible. Read the parents section for more information.

http://www.kidsclick.org – Click Kids – child friendly search engine designed by librarians.

http://www.iwf.org.uk – Internet Watch Foundation – Should you come across material which you think is illegal you can report it here.

Easter Match Mania Easter Disco

Easter Match Mania Easter Disco

Easter Match Mania Easter Disco – Friday 23rd March If you would like more information about the disco or would like to get involved, please contact us on 015394 36354 or email head@hawkshead.cumbria.sch.uk Continue Reading

New Website

New Website

For the last few months we have been working on the design and layout of the new Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary School website. At the start of the project we sent out a survey to teachers, staff and parents to bring together ideas on what they would like to see on the new site. With these comments… Continue Reading

Contact

Tel: 015394 36354 | Email: head@hawkshead.cumbria.sch.uk or admin@hawkshead.cumbria.sch.uk

Hawkshead Primary School, Main St, Hawkshead, Cumbria LA22 0NT