E-Safety Support

Head Teacher: Mr B Mallon | Deputy Head: Miss A Prentice                          
London Road, Woolmer Green, Herts. SG3 6JP | Email: admin@woolmergreen.herts.sch.uk | Tel: 01438 813267 | Fax: 01438 815623                      

Introduction to Internet Safety by the Hertfordshire Grid for Learning

 

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The internet and related technologies, including mobile phones, digital video, blogs, podcasting and social networks are becoming very important in the daily lives of our children and young people. Increasingly the technologies are being used in the classroom because they enable pupils to engage creatively with their learning. Socially our children and young people often use the Internet for entertainment, interaction and communication with 'friends'. 

In school, the Hertfordshire Grid for Learning (HGforL) provides for a safe and secure online environment. It is a very comprehensive and all encompassing support system for schools in Hertfordshire, helping them to constantly improve their provision. Schools have responsibilities for ensuring that all users follow their Acceptable Use Policy. Outside school access to the internet can take place anywhere and at anytime, so it is important that pupils are able to use the ICT safely.  

Please see our list (below) of useful parent-friendly weblinks that have been approved by HGforL. These links will be helpful for the parents/carers of any child using the Internet in any capacity. All of them have been designed to help protect our children by giving parents and carers advice about the pitfalls of the digital world and how to overcome them.

Please also have a look at the latest eSafety newsletters (attached at the bottom of this page) from HGforL.  

 

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ParentInfo.org
This website was developed out of a partnership between CEOP and The Parent Zone and contains lots of good eSafety advice.

 

Childnet.com
An organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and the safe and positive use of the internet are addressed.

SaferInternet.org.uk
Here you will find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.

Thinkuknow.co.uk
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.

Kidsmart.org.uk
Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has been developed by the children's internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.

Bullying.co.uk
One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on cyberbullying.

Internetmatters.org
Specific help on how to set up internet controls at home. Guidance and articles for parents about keeping children safe online.

Digizen.org
A website designed to strengthen awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is. It encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS.

Help.instagram.com
Instagram has a help page to ensure that your security is maintained as far as possible. Just remember that this is a 13+ service and all photos uploaded immediately become the property of Instagram.

 

For more invaluable information, or for anything that isn't covered by the websites above, please follow this link directly to the eSafety section of HGforL.

 

KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE