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Online Safety

At South Bank Primary we support the use of the internet for educational purposes and seek to underpin children’s knowledge of safe use and protection.  We provide our pupils with an awareness of how to stay safe online both in the school environment and beyond.  However, we recognise that children also have access at home to a wide range of technology.

If you have any concerns regarding e-safety or would like some advice, please contact the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher or Pastoral Co-ordinator.

 

Within school, pupils are kept safe online by;

  • Being taught how to use the internet appropriately, which includes not sharing personal information.
  • Ensuring that parents/carers permission is sought before using photographs/videos online and no names will be used in connection to these.
  • Ensuring that the internet has appropriate filtering, virus protection and search engines.
  • Mobile phones are switched off by staff and visitors.

 

There are many ways in which parents can keep their child safe online.  These include:-

  • Putting on parental controls which will block selected websites and email addresses, set time limits and stop your child from searching certain words.
  • Talking to your child about what they do online and sharing time with them will help them understand the dangers of online use and how to deal with issues that worry them.
  • Ensuring that your child uses the internet in a family room rather than in their bedroom.
  • Adding child-friendly search engines so that they can search the internet safely.

 

Keeping children safe

It is important for children to understand that people online might not be who they say they are and that they could be dangerous. We encourage children to do the following:

  • Keep personal information to themselves – this includes name, age, sex, address, phone numbers, or any bank details
  • Ask permission before downloading files and games, or before completing online forms.
  • Not to visit chat websites
  • Ask an adult to supervise them if they are going to meet someone they met online
  • Talk to an adult about anything that worries or upsets them
  • Ignore unwanted messages or emails and to inform an adult.

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Cyber-bullying

This is when someone bullies another person through the use of electronic devices, which may involve social media, gaming or messaging services.  The behaviour is usually repeated and can happen anywhere at any time.  It is important that children know that they should tell an adult about any messages or emails that they get which they find frightening or are of a bullying nature. 

 

Useful Web links

http://www.safetynetkids.org.uk/personal-safety/staying-safe-online/

https://www.internetmatters.org/

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/

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Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.