The students at Arnesby regularly use the internet as part of their education. All children have participated in e-safety lessons and activities to show children the importance of keeping themselves safe online. We use Classroom.Cloud software to monitor the pages that children are viewing and searching for and have securely filtering software in place to ensure inappropriate webpages are blocked. School staff will communicate with parents via Class Dojo, office email and telephone. School staff will not contact pupils online directly for any circumstance.
We do not expect any of our pupils to be active on unregulated social networking sites.
For advice on family internet safety try the excellent website: www.thinkuknow.co.uk. It has specific advice about sites like Facebook.
If you believe your child is receiving illegal or seriously messages from an adult in a chatroom or on a social networking site, then report it to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), a police organisation dedicated to child protection.
Find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom, at home or just to get with it. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they’re chatting to online.
Other Useful Websites for Parents
A non-profit making organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and children’s safe and positive use of the internet are addressed. Childnet International produce an online CD guide specifically for parents KnowITAll – www.childnet-int.org/kia/
A beginner’s guide to using the Internet safety, including a quiz and some video tutorials about how to ‘stay safe’ on-line.
One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on bullying.