Ladygrove Primary School & Nursery

Keeping Safe Online

At Ladygrove Primary school we take e-safety seriously. The school works closely with Telford and Wrekin Council to continue to provide safe and secure access to the internet within school. The wireless network is filtered to prevent access to unsuitable websites, whilst enabling the children to benefit from the very best educational resources possible. We pride ourselves on our vigilance in taking every possible and practical step to minimise the risk within school of inappropriate internet use, in close partnership with Telford and Wrekin Council.

However with new technologies emerging all of the time we recognise that it will not always be possible to eliminate the risk of inappropriate internet use completely through filtering and restriction. With this in mind we place great importance on educating the children on taking their own e-safety very seriously. We expect the children to actively learn responsible use of the internet through our ongoing work on being safe and ensure that the children have the opportunity to gain an age appropriate understanding of the potential risks as well as the advantages of using modern technology as they progress through the school.

As a result of this, we expect each child to demonstrate safe and responsible use of the internet. As a school we teach children to use the search engine Kidrex as it is designed for children. You can help support your child at home by being aware of potential risks, and regularly talking to your child about how they use the internet and mobile technologies at home. We ask parents to be mindful that social media sites such as Facebook and Snapchat are not designed to be used by children under 13 years of age and so we do not expect any children of Ladygrove to be using them. If you require more information on safe use of the internet, you may find these links helpful, or by all means talk to your child’s teacher or one of the school's Designated Safeguarding Leads (see Safeguarding section of the website).

There are some links below to help parents and carers keep their children safe online, both in terms of talking to children and giving advice to parents.

 

Resources to support parents and carers to keep their children safe online:

  • Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
  • Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
  • Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
  • Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
  • London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
  • Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
  • Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
  • UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services
  • getting government advice and trusted resources from Educate Against Hate on safeguarding from radicalisation, building resilience to extremism, and promoting shared values
  • get advice on reporting online abuse from the National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection command
  • get advice and support from Anti-Bullying Alliance for children who are being bullied.

REPORTING:

Parents, carers and staff can report concerns about harmful or upsetting content and bullying or abuse online. We will encourage concerns to reported to the DSL at the school. The DSL can be contacted by visiting school to speak to them, telephoning school or via the e-mail A2168 e-mail address at the bottom of the page. Parents can also report to the following organisations: