Online Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Caister Infant, Nursery School and Children’s Centre. We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the Online Safety message is consistent. We talk to children about other ways to stay safe such as crossing the road, speaking to strangers and bullying. We need to do the same with online safety. Having regular conversations about what your child is doing online - just like you would their day at school - is the best way to keep them safe.
We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any Online Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our Online Safety Policy. Online Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
What to do if you are unsure or concerned about a child’s safety online:
Call NSPCC Online Safety Helpline: 0808 8005002
These expert advisers can advise you about parental controls, concerns about social networks that your child may have used, or online gaming.
CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online. https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Be sure to visit Caister Infant’s Online Safety page every term where you will find new links to help you speak with your child and ensure they are safe online.
For more information about parental controls please visit:
Kidsmart has lots of information for children 3-7 years old and their parents. http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/parents/
Childnet will help you to keep children under 5 safe online: http://www.childnet.com/ufiles/Keeping-Under-Fives-Safe-Online.pdf