Internet In School
At Starbank we take e-Safety very seriously. Within the school network, all our computers and email systems are monitored to ensure our students stay safe online. The internet connection at school is filtered and protected using the most up to date technologies to help ensure that we provide quality access to the Internet to enhance learning.
We have a comprehensive e-safety policy along with acceptable use policies for staff and pupils, these are available to view on our school polices page.
Internet and Computing Home
We are aware that whilst it is important to keep our children safe in school, it is also very important to help you, our parents and carers, to help keep our children safe when they are at home.
See It Report It
The glorification of violence and extremism is spreading on social media. It poisons minds and costs lives. You can stop it in its tracks.
Now is the time to act. Now is the time to See it, Report it.
If you do find anything online on social media, this site give you tips on how to report the post and make the internet a safer place for everyone.
Nechells Parents Forum worked with the Bullying Reduction Action Group to write two new internet safety leaflets which are available to download here (http://www.nechellspod.com/blog/cyber-safety-2014) the key tips they make are:
- Start Early. Show an interest in your children’s online life, from a very young age. Chat about their internet use in everyday conversations and help them learn how to stay safe.
- See this as an extension of parenting and set boundaries for your child’s online world in just the same way as you do in the real world.
- Remind children to be careful about information they share with online ‘friends’ they don’t know in real life – not everyone is who they say they are.
- Find out about and use parental controls. Personalise the settings to your own family’s need eg. time limits, age restrictions and passwords.
If at any point you feel that you need to report someone or something to the CEOP (part of the National Crime Agency) or want their adivce on how to help children stay safe online, use the link below to their website.
For example; Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up.
of children worry about coming across pornographic, violent or other unsuitable content
rise in reports of cyberbullying between 2012 and 2013
of teenagers have posted information online they later regretted
of reports to CEOP in 2012 were about the sharing of self-created indecent images
There is a few very good website that we would recommend you reading:
Cyber Street Wise
Very comprehensive guides, tips and advice about how to protect your children online