At Grasmere, Online Safety is at the core of our Computing Curriculum. Children are taught from Nursery how to keep themselves safe on line.
How to Deal with Concerns at Home
If at any point you have any concerns about your child’s safety on line please report it to CEOP (a police led online crime and safety service) using this link:
Reporting online issues or bullying
CEOP always recommend the following;
- If you need urgent help, i.e, your child is in immediate danger such as meeting a stranger they have met online, then call 999.
- Don’t delete any emails, images or conversations related to this report
- Don’t contact the suspect yourself. Let us do the detective work
Most sites will have their own report buttons too or facility to block people and pages that cause you concern.
Here are some videos which you may want to watch with your children. We recommend that you watch them first as although they have approximate age appropriate guidance, every child and every family is different.
Lee and Kim’s Adventure is aimed at 5-7 year olds but as a school we will use this video up to Year 5.
Jigsaw is aimed at 8-10 year olds. As a school we will use this video in Year 6.
National Online Safety [NOS] resources
We send out regular communication about e safety with great information aimed at both children and carers. You can see them all here.
Recent topics have been about:
- Cyber bullying
- Staying safe on smartphones
- Social media and the law
- Social pressures
Use of digital images – photography and video
To comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, we need parent/carer permission before we can photograph or film your child.
We follow rules for any external use of digital images:
- If the pupil is named, we avoid using their photograph
- If their photograph is used we avoid naming the pupil
- Where we are showcasing example of pupils’ work within the school, we will only use their first names
- If showcasing digital work to an external audience we take care to ensure pupils’ names are not referred to and pupils’ full names are not given in credits at the end of the film.
- Only images of pupils in suitable dress are used
- Staff are not allowed to take photographs or videos on their personal equipment unless it is registered with the school.
Examples of how digital photography and video may be used include:
- Your child being photographed (by a classroom teacher, teaching assistant, learning support assistant or another child) as part of a learning activity.
- Your child’s image for presentation purpose around the school (e.g. as a prefect).
- Your child’s image being used for presentation about the school and its work in order to share good practice and celebrate its achievements, which can be shown to parents, school or educators.
Further information for parents on online safety can be found at:
Grasmere Online Safety Agreement Form
Please remember that Social Media Sites (e.g. Facebook, You Tube, Twitter, Instagram etc) have a minimum age requirement of 13+ in their terms and conditions. Also Whats App and other internet based messaging services can only be used by 16 year olds and over.
It is advisable to look at the website of your broadband provider or contact them as many of the large providers and restrictions and controls that you can put in place to restrict your child’s use of the internet in your home. You can also action restrictions on individual devices. Below are some links to relevant website which might assist you in this:
Apple ios (iphones, ipads etc)
If you have any general concerns around online safety within the curriculum that is not covered here or on the computing curriculum page, please contact the school to discuss.