E-safety at St Teresa's

 

We take the safety of our children very seriously at St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School, and this includes ensuring that they are safe when using ICT. 

We are able to monitor our computer network to see what our users are doing.  A clever piece of software runs silently on our computers and monitors what people are doing.  It sends reports to a database that we can then view - and then we can intervene if we think any of our users are not using our computer system appropriately. 

This software runs alongside our curriculum lessons where we teach our children about internet safety.  We understand that at school, our filtering systems and monitoring software work hard to protect our children - but we also understand the importance of educating them about how to react to the 'dangers' of the internet  when they are away from our controlled network (at home, at a friends etc) and what they can do if they feel at risk.  

As technology and the internet are almost constantly evolving, we will do our best to ensure that children at St Teresa’s are always aware of how they themselves can do the most possible to protect themselves when using the internet.

To help you keep your children safe at home, take a look at the useful links below.

CEOPs: Think U Know

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection team (CEOPs) have put together this really useful site to help you ensure your children are safe online.  Click the picture below to visit the site or click here to report anything inappropriate that you find to them.

NSPCC: Share Aware

The NSPCC site has lots of information about how to keep your children safe including guides and videos.  Click below to visit the site.

Internetmatters.org

This useful site explains how to monitor use of the internet and also how to set up parental controls.

Mumsnet

This useful site provides lots of useful tips and guides for controlling your child's use of the internet.

See it, Report it

This site is about how to spot and report extremist behaviour and attempts at radicalisation through websites that your children might use.