E-Safety encompasses Internet technologies and electronic communications such as mobile phones as well as collaboration tools and personal publishing. It highlights the need to educate pupils about the benefits and risks of using technology and provides safeguards and awareness for users to enable them to control their online experience.
Hampstead Hill School’s e-Safety Policy reflects the need to raise awareness of the safety issues associated with electronic communications as a whole.
E-Safety depends on effective practice at a number of levels:
- Responsible ICT use by all staff and students; encouraged by education and reinforced through published policies.
- Proper implementation of e-safety policy in both administration and curriculum, and secure school network design and use.
- Safe and secure internet provision
An e-Safety Coordinator (Consuela Stan) and the School Daycare Provider takes responsibility for e-Safety.
The e-Safety Policy and its implementation will be reviewed annually.
Useful Links :
www.parentinfo.org – Autumn 2015 saw the release of this excellent new website. It was developed out of a partnership between CEOP and The Parent Zone and contains lots of good eSafety advice.
saferinternet.org.uk – Here you will find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.
childnet.com– An organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and the safe and positive use of the internet are addressed.
thinkuknow.co.uk– The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.
chatdanger.com/ – This website is about the potential dangers with interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles. It provides information, advice, true stories and games. The resource page also contains a number of links to other useful websites.
digizen.org – A website designed to strengthen awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is. It encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS.
internetmatters.org – Lots of guidance and articles for parents about keeping their children safe online.