e-Safety

We take e-Safety very seriously at Luton Infant and Nursery School and ensure pupils are taught about the risks associated with the internet and how to keep safe. 

Our Aims

Our school aims to:  

  • Have robust processes in place to ensure the online safety of pupils, staff, volunteers and governors
  • Deliver an effective approach to online safety, which empowers us to protect and educate the whole school community in its use of technology
  • Establish clear mechanisms to identify, intervene and escalate an incident, where appropriate

If anybody has any concerns with regards to online safety, then please contact us to discuss it further. Alternatively, you may follow the links below. 

Reporting Concerns

Click here to report any incidents of online abuse directly to CEOPS (the Police Online Safety Unit) or even if you want more advice or are worried about anything you have seen or experienced online.

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

Specific information relating to 5-7 year olds can be accessed here:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/

 

Click here for the NSPCC online safety advice.

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

Click here for the Internet Matters advice page for parents.

https://www.internetmatters.org/?gclid=CLrDmLje984CFRMW0wodjb4Biw

Click here to access the CBBC page on keeping safe online

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/stay-safe

Click here for the ICT policy

 

e-Safety Advice for Parents and Pupils;

  • Safer internet browsing; being aware that not all what you read on the internet is necessarily factual or true and that we need to be critical of what we read and use
  • Online gaming; that we need to keep our personal information off the internet; use usernames and avatars. Parents should know when you are playing online and should closely monitor who you are playing with. Only play with your friends, and be aware that people who you are playing against may not be who they say they are.
  • Cyber-bullying; if you get ANY unwelcome messages or contact off anyone (whether you know them or not), don’t just hope it will go away. Tell and show a trusted adult immediately. Ignore threats that the bully says about not telling anyone – you must; it’s the only way to stop it.
  • Social Networking; most social networking sites have an age limit of 13 years. Parents who allow their children to access such sites are knowingly breaching the rules. Be aware that if you lie about your age, you will start to get inappropriate adult content when the internet thinks you are 18.
  • Sharing information; never share any personal information online. Despite what you hear, most major internet sites have full ownership of any images posted and it will ALWAYS be there, somewhere. You may live to regret images and comments posted when you are older. Use the ‘granny test’; if you are sharing images or comments you would not share with your granny, then it probably isn’t appropriate.
  • Emailing/ blogging; this should only ever be done through school-approved sites. Be careful what you post; the system is designed to flag up inappropriate content and it will be traced back to whoever posted it.

Fortnite

You may have seen news reports or heard concerns raised about the online game 'Fortnite'. Please see below for a parent fact sheet about this game.