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Online Safety

Online safety is an important part of keeping children safe.  Extensive security measures are in place, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material.  Online safety is taught in every year group so that children know and can demonstrate how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

Digital Leaders are active around school and will report any issues to teaching staff. They join teachers, who lead Computing, in meetings and discuss what is going well in school and what could be improved. They support the use of technology, particularly iPads and Chromebooks. They enjoy sharing their knowledge with others, learning new skills, and promoting the use of all things digital throughout the school. Our Digital Leaders will be taking on more responsibilities throughout the year, including during Anti-Bullying week and Safer Internet Day.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the Online Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.  We ensure that we update and support our parents by emailing relevant and up to date information from www.nationalonlinesafety.com

It’s essential to be realistic – banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Our children are growing up in a technological world and education around safe use is essential.

Our Digital Leaders

‘Our new Digital Leaders for 2023-24 will be appointed soon’. 

The Stay Safe ‘SMART’ screensaver appears on all staff devices in school. Children are taught the SMART rules in Year 3 & 4 and revise them in Year 5 & 6. Our Digital Leaders teach EYFS and KS1 what they have learned. They visit classes to remind them of the rules and feedback to the Computing Lead (Miss Tillson) of how classes understand and implement these.

More information on what each year group has been learning about can be found here: https://www.hartelwickfederation.org.uk/elwick/computing/

Useful Links

Think-U-Know

A website which is intended to provide you with support and resources to help you learn about online safety at home with your child.  You can find parent help sheets and age appropriate activities to support online safety at home.  This is updated fortnightly when new content is added. Everything you need can be found HERE

Internet Matters

A website (similar to Think-U-Know) with the same focus of keeping young people safe when using the internet. There is a wealth of advice and also guides on how to set up safety controls on many different devices. Click HERE to access website.

#StaySafeStayHome

Any clubs, websites, agencies and organisations listed on this webpage outside of St Peter’s Elwick CofE Primary School are independent of the school.

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Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

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