At St Michael’s we take internet safety very seriously. We educate our children to stay safe and happy when online, this is something we remind our children of on a daily basis. E-Safety is taught both discretely in classes and through whole school events and assemblies.
At St. Michael’s our children follow the SMART rules to ensure that they stay safe.
Please find below the link to our most recent ‘Esafety Parents’ Presentation’
If you are worried about anything on the computer or internet make sure you speak to your parents or any adult in school.
Mrs Bowes and Mrs Birkett Rothwell are in charge of Safeguarding in school.
How To Report Abuse
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.
The CEOP Safety Centre
The Click CEOP button provides a gateway to the CEOP Safety Centre, an area of the CEOP website offering:
- advice on a range of online safety issues, such as hacking and cyberbullying;
- signposting to NCA-CEOP partners offering help and support on issues outside of CEOP’s remit, such as ChildLine and BeatBullying;
- reporting of suspected or known child sex offender activity directly to CEOP for investigation.
If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk.
Useful E-safety Links
BBC Schools:Keeping Safe Online: information on how to stay safe online
Internetmatters: offers advice and support on how to keep children safe. It offers advice on all kids of apps/games such as Whatsapp and Roblox.
Thinkuknow: has age appropriate games for children aged 4-14 It is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. Explore one of the six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you’re on a phone, tablet or computer.
Parental Settings: O2 stores can set up parental settings in the stores and you don’t have to be an O2 customer for this to take place.
Netaware: allows parents to search info about specific apps, to see what they are about and how safe they are.
Childline: E-Safety advice and resources for children
NSPCC: Advice on how to protect children and prevent abuse
childnet.com: useful E-safety resource for parents.