Here at High Crags, we recognise our duty to ensure that every child in our care is safe, and believe the same principles apply to the ‘virtual’ or digital world as would be applied to the school’s physical buildings.
The school has therefore drawn up an e-Safety Policy document to protect all parties – the pupils, the staff and the school and aims to provide clear advice and guidance on how to minimise risks and how to deal with any infringements.
You can help your child with e-Safety by discussing our e-Safety rules within school. Further advice and information can be found on the following web-sites.
Helpful e-Safety web-sites. Click on the links below. (Opens in a new window.)
Keeping e-safe at home
To keep your child safe they should:
- ask permission before using the Internet
- only use websites you have chosen together or a child friendly search engine
- only email people they know, (why not consider setting up an address book?)
- ask permission before opening an email sent by someone they don’t know
- not use Internet chat rooms
- not use their real name when using games on the Internet, (create a nick name)
- never give out a home address, phone or mobile number
- never tell someone they don’t know where they go to school
- never arrange to meet someone they have ‘met’ on the Internet
- only use a webcam with people they know
- tell you immediately if they see anything they are unhappy with.
Go through these rules with your child regularly and display them near the computer. It is a good idea to situate the PC in a room where you can see it. Occasionally check the Internet sites your child is visiting by clicking on History and Favourites. Please reassure your child that you are not spying on them but want to keep them safe, otherwise Internet access may be withdrawn.
Please be aware that the minimum age for legally having a Facebook account is 13.
To add the CEOP Report Abuse Button to Facebook type:
Hit enter. Login to Facebook using your username and password. Follow steps 1-3. Whilst this does NOT add the CEOP button, it does add a profile tab and a book mark (to the CEOP website) to your Facebook profile page. You can also add a ‘share badge’ to tell friends about CEOP.
High Crags E-Safety Policy
Our Simple E-Safety Rules
Here at High Crags all pupils should adhere to the following e-Safety rules:
- We never use the Internet unless supervised by an adult.
- We only use websites that an adult has chosen.
- We agree to tell an adult if we see anything we are uncomfortable with.
- We immediately turn off the monitor and tell the teacher if we come across any webpage we are unsure about.
- We only e-mail people an adult has approved.
- We always send e-mails that are polite and friendly.
- We do not open e-mails sent by anyone we don’t know.
- We never give out personal information or passwords.
- We never arrange to meet anyone we don’t know.
- We do not use Internet chat rooms.