E-Safety Useful Links

www.parentinfo.org  - Autumn 2015 saw the release of this excellent new website. It was developed out of a partnership between CEOP and The Parent Zone and contains lots of good eSafety advice.

Teach kids online security basics  - If you're a parent, you can help your kids use the Internet safely by teaching some basic rules. Here are some basic lessons that parents can help their kids learn.

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

www.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.

www.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.

www.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.

www.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.

www.chatdanger.com This website is about the potential dangers with interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles. It provides information, advice, true stories and games. The resource page also contains a number of links to other useful websites.

http://parents.vodafone.com Being very accessible, this provides information and guidance to parents to help under the digital world. There is also an online test to see how much you know.

www.internetmatters.org Lots of guidance and articles for parents about keeping their children safe online.

www.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.

E-Safety

So what is e-Safety?

Otherwise known as internet safety or online safety, eSafety is essential in order to protect and educate pupils and staff in the use of technology.

At Hammond Academy, we understand the responsibility to educate our pupils on eSafety issues, teaching them the appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills to enable them to remain both safe and legal when using the internet and related technologies, in and beyond the context of the classroom.esafety

ICT in the 21st Century is as an essential resource to support learning and teaching, as well as playing an important role in the everyday lives of children, young people and adults. Consequently, at Hammond Academy we build the use of these technologies into our curriculum in order to arm our young people with the skills to access life-long learning and employment.

Information and Communications Technology covers a wide range of resources including; web-based and mobile learning. It is also important to recognise the constant and fast paced evolution of ICT within our society as a whole. Currently the internet technologies children and young people are using both inside and outside of the classroom include:

  • Learning Platforms and Virtual Learning Environments
  • E-mail and Instant Messaging
  • Chat Rooms and Social Networking
  • Blogs and Wikis
  • Podcasting
  • Video Broadcasting
  • Music Downloading
  • Gaming
  • Mobile/ Smart phones with text, video and/ or web functionality
  • Other mobile devices with web functionality

Hammond Academy eSafety Policy

View or download our eSafety policy here:

http://www.hammondacademy.org.uk/21/policies

Find out more

For more information on eSafety, follow these links:

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

http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers


Prevent Statement

We are fully aware and committed to the on-going protection and safety of our pupils, staff and wider community in accordance with DfE guidance ‘Working together to Safeguard Children’ (2015) and ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (2015). An integral part of that work relates to the governments PREVENT strategy and the duties it places on academic institutions.

Our school is committed to providing a secure environment for pupils, where children feel safe and are kept safe. All adults in our school recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility irrespective of the role they undertake or whether their role has direct contact or responsibility for children or not. Staff will be alert to issues including:

  • Disclosures by pupils of their exposure to the extremist actions, views or materials of others outside of school, such as in their homes or community groups
  • Graffiti symbols, writing or art work promoting extremist messages or images
  • Pupils accessing extremist material online, including through social networking sites
  • Parental reports of changes in behaviour, friendship or actions and requests for assistance
  • Use of extremist or ‘hate’ terms to exclude others or incite violence
  • Intolerance of difference, whether secular or religious or, in line with our equalities policy, views based on, but not exclusive to, gender, disability, homophobia, race, colour or culture

By continually developing our leadership and accountability practices, staff training opportunities (primarily the Home Office developed WRAP Training), referral systems and management of those referrals, we strive to demonstrate a pro-active and diligent approach to this aspect of our responsibilities as educators and safe-guarders.

Aligned with a consistent delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum, we strive to protect our students - and the wider community - against the threats of extremism, through the promotion of both fundamental values and cohesion amongst our communities.

e-Safety

TMIL_5928he school provides opportunities within a range of curriculum areas to teach about eSafety.

Pupils are aware of the impact of online bullying and know how to seek help if they are affected by these issues.  Pupils are also aware of where to seek advice or help if they experience problems when using the internet and related technologies; i.e. parent/ carer, teacher/ trusted staff member, or an organisation such as Childline/ CEOP report abuse button.

 

What Our Children Say

Don’t give your personal information to anyone you don’t know.’ Thomas Y2D

‘Computers are everywhere, I’ve got one in my room.’ Ibrahim Y2D

The internet can really help you learn, but you have to be sensible.’ Chloe Y2D