Middle Street Primary School

Go to our Digital Leader page (under Year Groups and Pupil Voice) to find out about how they are helping to keep our children safe online.

Online Safety

The safety of our pupils in all aspects of their life is taken very seriously at Middle Street Primary School.  Within that remit we are committed to educating our young people to be safe internet users and in supporting parents with this very important skill at home too.

In school we have an E-safety Policy that all pupils and staff are expected to adhere too.  We have strong filters in place to protect and govern internet use.  The most effective way to support our children to develop internet safe skills is to be aware of the dangers ourselves. Please use the links below to find out more about how to protect and educate your children to use the internet safely.

Please remember that Social Media Sites (e.g. Facebook, You Tube, Twitter, Snap Chat, Instagram etc.) have a minimum age requirement of 13+ in their terms and conditions.  Also Whats App and other internet based messaging services can only be used by 16 year olds and over.*

 

How to Deal with Concerns

If at any point you have any concerns about your child’s safety online, please report it to CEOP (a police led online crime and safety service) using this link:

Reporting online issues or bullying

CEOP always reccommend the following;

  • If you need urgent help, i.e, your child is in immediate danger such as meeting a stranger they have met online, then call 999.
  • Don’t delete any emails, images or conversations related to this report.
  • Don’t contact the suspect yourself. Let us do the detective work.

Most sites will have their own report buttons too or facility to block people and pages that cause you concern.

 

Check out the following documents.  You may find them useful when talking to your child about their online experiences and how your child uses technology at home.

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 Childrens Worksheet.pdfDownload
 Parents - keeping your kids safe online.pdfDownload
 Safety Net Online Safety Contract.pdfDownload
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Parental Controls  

 
Safety Net recommends that parents take five steps to keep their children safer online. 
 
1.       Understand how to set limits from your internet service provider (SKY, TALKTALK, Virgin, BT)
2.       Put restrictions on devices. (iPad, mobiles, Xbox etc.)
3.       Set safe search on Google and YouTube.
4.       Have a plan for when things go wrong.
5.       Most importantly - keep involved in your child's online life
 
These steps are not easy to do, the link below will help.  Sometimes these steps make the internet too restricted and you might need to remove or set time limits.  The technologies in this area are changing all the time.
 
Also, Internet Matters (managed by the four big internet providers (TALKTALK, SKY, BT, VIRGIN)  have produced a website with step-by-step guidelines for applying parental controls on broadband and other mobile devices -  http://parentalcontrols-on.org/