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online safety

At Ling Moor Primary Academy, we take online safety very seriously.

Whilst technology is a wonderful thing, children need to be taught the skills to use it appropriately and protect themselves online. E-Safety skills are taught throughout the year as part of our computing lessons as well as through targeted E-Safety campaigns to refresh and update their knowledge. All of our laptop units, iPad units and classrooms carry e-safety messages so our pupils are continually aware of how to safely enjoy the internet.

In addition, we also provide frequent E-Safety event for parents. The information listed below is intended to support parents in making the best choices for their children.

On-site Photography & Social Media Notice

Ling Moor Primary Academy welcomes photography at many of our open parent events. Times for photography will be communicated and provided for by attending staff because of the school’s safeguarding duty (some pupil images cannot be shared). However, wherever possible we will always aim to take and post pictures on our social media sites that are cleared. No pupils will be named when images are publicly posted.

Links

The following links provide a rich source of information that is useful in keeping your child safe as they use technology:

https://www.getsafeonline.org/

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

http://www.childnet.com/

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

http://www.digizen.org/

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

http://parentinfo.org/

Sexting: Keep your child safe

Helpful advice about this growing online trend thanks to the NSPCC:
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/sexting

Share Aware and FREE Smartphone APP

Help your child stay safe on social networks, apps and games:

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

NSPCC NetAware FREE App for Android:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.org.nspcc.netaware&hl=en_GB

NSPCC NetAware FREE App for Apple:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/netaware/id1094371370?mt=8
To find out more, read our E-Safety policy. The external links open into new browser windows or new tabs.

Reporting an e-Safety issue

You can report an e-Safety issue using the CEOP button which is located on our school’s home page. This button will take you to the relevant phone number and email address you need in order to report a problem.

Alternatively, we are always happy to help at school with an e-Safety issue. Should you or child wish to report a problem, please speak to your child’s class teacher, who will then notify an e-Safety leader.

The issue will then be dealt with and monitored by our e-Safety team and the Head teacher.

Safer search engines

Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:

nICE: http://nice.medialab.nl/

CBBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/search

kids yahoo: https://uk.yahoo.com/?p=us

Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet (details via Woodlands Junior School): PDF Document

Safer image searching:

Pics4Learning: http://www.pics4learning.com/

Picsearch: http://www.picsearch.co.uk/

Jargon busting:

From Woodlands Junior School, a Jargon Guide

Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online: http://kidsmart.org.uk/