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E-Safety

 

At Hollydale we are committed to developing an understanding of E-safety for both children and parents and carers. This covers both Internet based technologies and electronic devices such as mobile phones and wireless technology. We are keen to make children aware of both the benefits and risks of new technology.

 

Hollydale achieves this by ensuring that:

  • Pupils are supervised appropriately when they use the Internet.
  • Pupils are given clear objectives for Internet use.
  • Pupils are provided with lists of relevant and suitable web sites.
  • Pupils are aware of their responsibilities.
  • Curriculum planning identifies opportunities to enrich and extend learning activities via access to the Internet
  • Internet access is purchased through London Grid For Learning (LGFL), which provides a firewall that filters outinappropriate sites
  • We work with the LGFL to ensure systems to protect pupils are regularly reviewed and improved.

 

It is important that parents and carers speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online. It’s essential to be realistic. Banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.

 

Vodafone have produced a Digital Parenting Magazine which informs parents about the various technologies children are accessing today. They have published a selection of useful guides:

 

How to set up Facebook privacy settings
How to set up Google safe search
How to set up parental settings on You tube

 

Websites for more information

CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) is 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.


The “Thinkuknow” website offers parents and carers advice about online safety.

Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online.