As a school, we believe that it is important for all staff, children and parents to use technology safely. Through out the school, children are taught how to use technology safely.
An important message from Hampshire Police:
With Christmas approaching children may receive digital devices such as games consoles, smartphones and tablets as a gifts, it is the perfect time encourage parents to discuss the safe and responsible use of these devices their your children. Recent news stories, including one from the BBC, highlights the increasing concerns Police have about child sexual exploitation through social media http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42224148
Through their devices, children are exposed risks other than exploitation, in particular, access to content that would be inappropriate, and potentially harmful, for them to view. It is important that parents make their children aware of the importance of behaving and responding in a safe and responsible way online.
To support parents with having conversations of this nature with their children, and set up robust parental controls, CEOP (Child Exploitation Online Protection) provide a range of materials, games and videos for children and parents within their ThinkuKnow website which focuses on staying safe online:https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Thinkuknow is the education programme from the National Crime Agency's CEOP command. Thinkuknow aims to empowers children and young people aged 5-17 to identify the ...
We’ve teamed up with O2 to help you keep children safe when they're using the internet, social networks, apps, games and beyond.
Hampshire Police advise that If you receive images or videos of a sexual nature on Snapchat, Instagram, Whatsapp or any other social media, which features children or young people, these should be deleted immediately and reported to the Police on the non-emergency 101 telephone number.
In cases where a child reports to have received images or videos from an adult online which are of a nude or sexual nature. Switch off the device and call Police on 101 for advice.
Many people are still unaware that showing or sharing such images or videos with others could mean they are committing a crime. However, if a genuine mistake is made, it would be treated as such by the Police.
In light of the recent messages from the police, we have teamed up with East Meon CE Primary School to run an E-Safety workshop. We encourage all parents and carers to attend. Please note that you do need to sign up for the workshop, by letting our office staff know, before 11th January. The workshop will run in January at East Meon CE Primary School.
Please see below the letter/e-mail which was sent out at the beginning of December.
Here are some useful documents for parents linked to E-safety (to view please click the download):
Here are some websites parents may find useful:
ThinkuKnowCome in to find the latest information on the sites you and your children like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it.
Your family-friendly guide to information on gaming, tech, social media, parental controls and more.
Know IT All for Parents is a unique interactive e-safety guide for parents and carers produced by Childnet International.
Uk Safer Internet Centre - Safety tools on social networks and other online services. Most online services offer some safety features that can help you manage access to age-inappropriate content, report concerns or protect privacy.