INTRODUCTION

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At Clavering Primary School we are passionately committed to educating our children about how to be safe at all times and in all situations. This includes our E-Safety education.

In line with the current OFSTED Framework, we consider E-Safety as being:

  • our ability to protect and educate our children and staff members in their use of technology; and
  • having the appropriate mechanisms to intervene and support any incident where appropriate.

The breadth of issues classified within E-Safety is considerable, but can be categorised into three areas of risk:

  • content: being exposed to illegal, inappropriate or harmful material;
  • contact: being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users; and
  • conduct: personal online behaviour that increases the likelihood of, or causes, harm.

Examples of these areas are given at the bottom of this page.

In addition to in-house e-safey training provided for all staff, the majority of our staff members have completed the NSPCC and CEOP’s KCSO (Keeping Children Safe Online) training; plus, two members of our leadership team (Mrs Corr and Miss Leighton) have completed the Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre (CEOP) Ambassador training.

Following reviews of our E-Safety policies and curriculum, we have constructed the ‘E-Safety’ section of our website to provide children, parents and carers with important information.

This includes links to our:

The information included in these pages is in direct response to feedback we have received from staff, parents, carers, governors and, most importantly, pupils.

We are fully aware of how difficult it can be to stay on top of the wide range of sites and devices that young people use, so we hope that the ‘E-Safety’ section of our website is helpful to all who use it.

Best wishes,

Mr N. C. McAvoy

Deputy Headteacher 

Miss N. M. Leighton

Assistant Headteacher 

and E-Safety Coordinator

                                              

 

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Common E-Safety Risks:

(Please note that this is not an exhaustive list)

Content:

  • exposure to inappropriate content, including online pornography, ignoring age ratings in games (exposure to violence associated with often racist language), substance abuse
  • lifestyle websites, for example pro-anorexia/self-harm/suicide sites
  • hate sites
  • content validation: how to check authenticity and accuracy of online content

Contact:

  • grooming
  • cyber-bullying in all forms
  • identity theft (including ‘frape’ (hacking Facebook profiles)) and sharing passwords

Conduct:

  • privacy issues, including disclosure of personal information
  • digital footprint and online reputation
  • health and well-being (amount of time spent online (internet or gaming))
  • sexting (sending and receiving of personally intimate images) also referred to as SGII (self generated indecent images)
  • copyright (little care or consideration for intellectual property and ownership – such as music and film)