E- Safety

Welcome to our E-Safety page.

At Grange Primary we strive to deliver the importance of E- Safety to our parents and children and what we can do to help our children stay safe online. The Internet is an inspiring and positive learning resource which allows children to connect and communicate in a range of ways across different devices. However, the Internet is always changing and being able to keep up to date with your children's use of technology can be a challenge. This means that the school will try to keep children and parents informed about safe Internet use. If you would like to report an E-Safety concern affecting your child please use the form at the end of this page.

What is E-Safety?

E-safety is the safe use of information systems and electronic communications, including the internet, mobile phones and games consoles. It is important that children and young people understand the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology.

  • e-safety concerns safeguarding children and young people in the digital world.
  • e-safety emphasises learning to understand and use new technologies in a positive way.
  • e-safety is less about restriction and more about education about the risks as well as the benefits so we can feel confident online.
  • e-safety is concerned with supporting children and young people to develop safer online behaviour both in and out of school.

FAQs- How you can keep children safe at home

The below document from Childnet International explains the FAQs which will provide you with useful information and tips that you can put into place at home, to help keep your children safe online.

www.nspcc.org.uk

Please click on this link to get more advice from the NSPCC about keeping children safe online

EAL Parents:Supporting Young People Online (leaflets available in other languages)

Please click on the link below to access E-Safety advice and information available in other languages.

Childnet International leaflets

 

Parent E-Safety Survey

In March 2016 we conducted a Parent E-Safety survey to help us have a better understanding of any risks or knowledge gaps, so that we can help you in our upcoming Parent E-Safety Sessions.

Click here to view the survey questions

Click here to view a summary of the results

 

Parent Workshop

We recently held a parent workshop on Wed 27th April to discuss what the current issues are and how we can keep children safe online. If you were not able to attend, you can still access the presentation below.

Click here to view the Powerpoint Presentation

 

Grange Primary- How we protect our IT Network & Safe Management of Technology

Our network incorporates the recommended Web- Filtering service WebScreen 2.0,  provided by LGFL London Grid for Learning. WebScreen 2.0 is a highly scalable web filtering system that targets the particular needs of the UK education sector. The service pays particular attention to web sites likely to be visited by UK school-based users, rather than sites popular in other sectors such as business.

While nothing online can be guaranteed 100% safe, LGfL pride themselves on providing most up to date filtering system available and responding quickly to rectify issues. Approximately 50-60 new sites a day are categorised and the protection of schools is an on-going process.

The school is responsible for ensuring that access to the IT systems is as safe and secure as reasonably possible. Servers and other key hardware or infrastructure is located securely with only appropriate staff permitted access. Servers, workstations and other hardware and software is kept updated as appropriate. Virus protection is installed on all appropriate hardware, and is kept active and up- to-date.

Please refer to the E-Safety Policy for further information.

 

E-safety Form

Please fill in the below form if you have an E-Safety concern. All concerns will be responded to ASAP and will be kept confidential.