Online Safety at Stamshaw Junior School
Being online is an integral part of children and young people’s lives and it is so easily accessible. However, it can also expose them to new types of risks, which are harmful and inappropriate.
We at Stamshaw Junior School identify these dangers and endeavour to follow government guidance to safeguard everyone in our community from these risks by having a whole school approach to online safety.
It is imperative to help ensure staff, governors, volunteers and parents protect and ultimately teach children about online safety to minimalise those risks.
Online safety in school
Stamshaw Junior School will continue to provide a safe environment, including online. This includes the use of an online filtering system. Where pupils are using computers in school, appropriate supervision will be in place.
Children and online safety away from school:
It is important that all staff who interact with children, including online, continue to look out for signs a child may be at risk. Any such concerns will be dealt with as per our Child Protection Policy and where appropriate referrals will still be made to children’s social care and as required, the police.
The Click CEOP button
The Click CEOP button (pictured above) is an asset of the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. The CEOP Command works to protect children from the harm of sexual abuse and exploitation both online and offline.
The button has been developed for children and young people and is offered as a convenient and potentially less intimidating method of reporting these sensitive types of crime, alternative to face-to-face and telephone reporting to local police forces. It provides children and young people with access to an online mechanism for reporting known or suspected child sexual exploitation or child sexual abuse directly to CEOP.
The Click CEOP button provides a gateway to the CEOP Safety Centre, an area of the CEOP website offering:
- Advice on a range of online safety issues, such as hacking and cyberbullying;
- Signposting to NCA-CEOP partners offering help and support on issues outside of CEOP’s remit, such as ChildLine and BeatBullying;
- Reporting of suspected or known child sex offender activity directly to CEOP for investigation.
Reporting to CEOP
CEOP takes all reports seriously and children of all ages can report through the Click CEOP button. The reporting form is designed to be as accessible as possible by children, but it is highly recommend that young children seek the support of an adult they trust to help them make a report.
All reports to CEOP are treated sensitively and are read and risk assessed by a CEOP Child Protection Adviser. It is not possible to report to CEOP anonymously as CEOP have a duty to ensure the child or young person is safe. Reports made outside of office hours are viewed by the NCA Control Centre. Urgent concerns about a child’s safety are referred by the Control Centre to local police. CEOP advise any urgent reports where a child is in immediate danger should be reported to the local police force where the child is located.
Below are a selection of links to help you keep safe online
Every fortnight Thinkuknow are sharing new activity packs for primary and secondary age children on their parents/carers site. For fun, age-appropriate activities you can do with your child to help keep them safe online whilst they are off school.
Download the most recent packs here www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets
To make the most of the Internet, children need to make smart decisions. Be Internet Legends empowers younger children to use the web safely and wisely, so they can be confident explorers of the online world
Net Aware brings together the NSPCC's expertise in protecting children and O2's tech know-how to help you keep your kids safe online.
Social Networks, Apps and Games
All of the social media listed below should not be accessed by any of our children as they need to be at least 13.
Click the link above for a range of tips for keeping your children safe online