As a school we actively follow all National and Local guidelines in regard to the safe recruitment of staff, child protection and internet safety.
Many Internet Service Providers offer filtering systems and tools to help you safeguard your child at home. Nonetheless it can still be surprisingly easy for children to access inappropriate material. The following guidelines will help you to keep your child safe online:
Perhaps go through these rules with your child and have them near the computer for your child to see.
For ‘Smart’ rules that children can learn through a series of cartoons and activities (appropriate for children aged 4 – 11) please follow the link to access these at home too.
Many websites now include the 'report abuse' button. This can be used if you would like to report suspicious individuals or behaviour directly to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP). CEOP will investigate your report and provide feedback to you.
IF YOU FEEL WORRIED OR THREATENED BY SOMEONE'S BEHAVIOUR ONLINE, YOU CAN REPORT IT BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK.
Just keeping up with children when it comes to new technology can be a huge task! To help you stay ahead of the game, and make sure your children are as safe online as they are in your back garden, click the links below:
Is your child having problems with friendships online? Let us know in school, or check these links to see how you can help:
Find out how to keep your facebook account private and secure:
As you are probably aware, many young people communicate using the Snapchat app. You may use it yourself. We would like to make everyone aware of a recent development to this app. It is call Snap Map and it will automatically download if you update the Snapchat app. Snap Map tracks your current location and places your avatar on a map, like a pin. Others can zoom in and find exactly where you are, down to the street address.
Obviously, Snapchat sees Snap Map as a fun and convenient way to connect with friends, however, all users should consider that there are many implications of a technology that constantly broadcasts your location. We advise all Snapchat users to carefully consider their use of Snap Map. It is possible to turn the location feature off in the app settings.
How to switch off Snap Map location sharing
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre have recently launched a new Facebook App and are encouraging young people and their parents or carers to download the ClickCEOP Facebook app. This will mean that whilst they are on Facebook they are only one click away from reporting should they come across anything upsetting. If your organisation has a Facebook fan page you can also add the ClickCEOP app to it.
Follow the instructions below to install the App:
Please take some time to look at the information below which has been produced by Kent Police