West Rainton Primary School’s e-safety mission statement
The governors of West Rainton Primary School work with staff, pupils and parents and carers to create a school community which values the use of new technologies in enhancing learning, encourages responsible use of ICT, and follows agreed policies to minimise potential e-safety risks.
Our aim is to discuss, monitor and review our e-safety policy on a regular basis, linking it with other relevant policies such as safeguarding, pupil behaviour, anti-bullying, visitor and volunteer policies. We encourage a whole school approach to e-safety, supporting staff in the use of ICT as an essential tool for enhancing learning and in the embedding of e-safety across the whole school curriculum.
Our key objective is to ensure that pupils are aware of the potential e-safety risks associated with the use of ICT and mobile technologies, that pupils feel able and safe to report incidents and abide by the school’s e-safety policy.
We also provide opportunities for parents and carers to receive e-safety education and information, to enable them to support their children in developing good e-safety behaviour. We actively and regularly gather the views of our school community and respond to the feedback and plan action appropriately.
School users, including visitors and volunteers are provided with key e-safety information, aligned to our policies, which must be read and agreed to on entry into school.
Online Safety Advice
You can use your computer, mobile phone or tablet for lots of fun things and to make lots of new friends from all over the world.
This section of our website will provide you with links to really useful advice on how to be careful when you use the internet and some great tips to keep safe. If you are worried about anything you see online or people are asking you questions about where you live or saying nasty things to you please speak to your parents or teacher or follow any of the links below for help and advice.
At West Rainton we take Internet Safety very seriously and educate our pupils on how to make safe use of a wonderful reource. As parents you can help by:
- Closely monitoring the sites your children are accessing.
- Communicating with school on any training, advice or concerns you may have regarding e-safety
- Ensuring they do not give out any personal details to people they meet online including on games consoles such as Xbox and PS3.
Please remind yourselves of our acceptable use policy documents which should be adhered too throughout your child’s time with us here at West Rainton Primary
Parent Information is collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone and provides information to parents and carers about their children’s wellbeing and resilience, internet safety and a wide range of other topic matters like sex, relationship and body image.
Think U Know Website
I bet you probably like to use the computer for fun. The Think U Know website will help you go on the internet in a safe way and tell who to talk to if you are worried. You can also find out about Lee & Kim’s adventures or watch Hector and his friends learning to use computers safely! If you want to talk to someone else you can call ‘Childline’, which is a place where people who are nice can help you.
They won’t tell anyone that you have called and it’s free. You can phone them on: 0800 1111.
- Always ask a grown up before you use the internet. They can help you find the best thing to do.
- Don’t tell strangers where you live, your phone number or where you go to school. Only your friends and family need to know that.
- Don’t send pictures to people you don’t know. You don’t want strangers looking at photos of you, your friends or your family.
- Tell a grown up if you feel scared or unhappy about anything.
Be Smart be cool – Be smart online.
What’s your favourite thing to do online. Visit the KidSMART website and learn more about the internet and being a SMART surfer. Learn the SMART Rules with Kara Winston and the SMART Crew. If anything goes wrong online or upsets you make sure you tell someone about it. Download a poster of the SMART Rules by clicking the link below.
Help and Advice
If you find something on the internet or someone has made you sad or scared you should tell your mum, dad or the person who looks after you at home or a teacher at school. If you would like to talk to someone else we have added some links to the Advice Help and Report Centre on the CEOPS website. You can contact people who are friendly and helpful by following the link for your age group.