E-safety at Court Fields
E-safety is an important part of the ICT curriculum at Court Fields. All Yr7 students do a module of work on E-safety with a particular focus on cyberbullying, the use of social networks and staying safe online. Every student attends an E-safety assembly in the Autumn term and again in the Spring term to coincide with safer internet day in February.
This year all the students have had a talk from the local Police about the dangers of sending and sharing inappropriate images online.
If you want to report an incident please remember to do the following.
- If you need urgent help, call 999 now.
- Report the incident to your Child Protection Officer at School.
- Don’t delete any emails, images or conversations related to this report
- Don’t contact the suspect yourself. Let us do the detective work.
Use the CEOP site to report the incident
A useful parent guide on e-safety can be downloaded here.
We take internet safety very seriously. Below are some websites where parents and carers can find out information about internet safety
- South West Grid for Learning Trust
- Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre (CEOP) – Report Abuse
- Childnet International
- Kid Smart – for parents
- CEOP – You Tube Channel
Here are some sites that can be used to show how to keep safe when using the internet. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online. All the information here is brought to you by the team at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre.
Kids Smart website. Kidsmart is an award winning practical internet safety programme website for schools, young people, parents, and agencies, produced by the children’s internet charity Childnet International
Facebook: To alter your privacy settings click on “Account” in the top right corner of your page. Go to “Privacy Settings” and change the settings from the “Recommended” settings to “Friends Only“.
By doing this before anyone can see your information you have to accept them as “Friends”.
Only accept some one as a “Friend” if you know them already (not simply the Friend of a Friend…) and are sure that you can trust them.
If someone is sending abusive messages or has created a fake profile you can click the “Report/Block” button. Make sure you select the reason why you are reporting them and give the correct webpage address.
Twitter: To increase your security settings click on your username in the top right corner and select “settings”.
Scroll down and click the “Protect my tweets” box. Click “Save”. Now people can only see your tweets if you have accepted them first.