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.
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.
- Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre
- CEOP Think U Know
- CEOP’s ThinkUknow parents section
- Safer Internet Centre
- Digital Parenting Magazine from Vodafone
- PEGI games rating
- Family Lives Advice
- Child Line (confidential online counselor)
- Common Sense (an honest review of games, apps and films)
- Internet Matters
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:
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.