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Online Safety and CEOP

We take online safety very seriously. Here are some ways in which we help our children to stay safe online:

 

  • School's internet service is heavily filtered by our Internet Service Provider.
  • We have a current e-safety policy.
  • When teaching Computing, our staff include online safety as part of the curriculum.
  • We run regular assemblies which give children opportunities to learn about and discuss online safety issues. All children are also aware that if they are ever worried about anything they can talk to any adult in school about this and are always welcome to go and see Mr Blake. 
  • Derbyshire Constabulary run 'Internet Safety for Parents' meetings at our school.
  • Visitors from Derbyshire Constabulary support our efforts by taking assemblies and running workshops to teach children about online safety and cyber-bullying issues.
  • The children's area of our website has an online safety section which the children helped to write.
  • Posters are displayed around school.

 

Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board

The DSCB is a body which works to ensure that children and young people throughout Derbyshire are kept safe and have their needs met. Their website is here.

 

Click the documents below to view the DSCB's 'Think About It' newsletter and leaflet. These contain advice concerning child sexual exploitation.

 

Important Contact Details 

 

Starting Point (for all safeguarding concerns)

Telephone: 01629 533190

 

Out of Hours (Call Derbyshire) (Children/Young people/Adult Social Care)

Telephone: 01629 533190

 

Police Central Referral Unit

Butterley Hall

Ripley

Derbyshire

DE5 3RS

Telephone: 0300 122 8719

 

NSPCC - National Helpline

0808 800 5000

 

Childline

0800 11 11

 

 

Online Gaming - Guides for Parents

Here at Codnor Primary, we love computers and computer games. They can be great learning experiences, as well as a lot of fun! This is, of course, as long as children are kept safe online. National Online Safety, a great organisation dedicated to online safety, has published the following guides. We hope you find these helpful.

 

'Screen addiction'

It can be challenging for parents and carers to know whether children are spending too much time on their devices. Furthermore, it's even more of a challenge to know whether a child is addicted to social media. Read the guide below for information on what is known as 'screen addiction'.

 

'Live streaming'

Live streaming is the term used to describe the broadcast of a real-time video from a mobile device, tablet or games console. Live streaming opens up a world of excitement for children, where they can watch live concerts, celebrities, and connect with their friends. The 'stream' can go both ways, and there are apps which enable children to broadcast their own live streams. There are many positives to this technology, but there are dangers with it, too. Click the link below to see National Online Safety's guide.

 

App Stores

'Apps' are designed to run on certain devices and are written for a specific operating system, such as Apple iOS, Windows, or Android. There are some tips below to help you moderate and manage your children's use of an app store.

 

YouTube

YouTube is a video sharing site/application that enables users to upload, view, rate, share and comment on a wide variety of videos. Some of our pupils own YouTube accounts, so we're including the guide below to help parents keep their children safe.

 

Twitter

A social networking site where users can post 'tweets' or short messages, photos and videos publicly. They can also share tweets written by others to their followers. Twitter is popular with young people, as it allows them to interact with celebrities, stay up to date with news, trends and current social relevance. The guide below provides tips for parents whose children use Twitter.

 

WhatsApp

One of the most popular messaging apps in the world. It is used to send and receive text, photos, videos and documents, as well as to make voice and video calls. If your child is using WhatsApp, there are some tips in the leaflet below to help keep them safe.

 

Twitch

Describing itself as a 'community of millions who come together to create their own unique, live, unpredictable, never-to-be-repeated entertainment', Twitch is a popular platform for online gaming enthusiasts. With young children and teenagers using the platform, it is important for parents and trusted adults to be aware of the associated risks. See more info in the leaflet below.

 

Reddit

Reddit is a rather unique site that blends the idea of a social network with news, discussion forums and various other media. The leaflet below contains some helpful tips for parents.

 

TikTok

TikTok is a global video community where users create, share and discover 'funny and memorable moments' via short video clips - typically about 15 seconds long. See the leaflet below for some helpful parents' tips.

 

Minecraft

Minecraft is played by millions of children around the world. Players have the freedom to build their own landscapes and creations. They also have the opportunity to explore other people's creations with their characters, connecting to online servers which other players can create. If your child is playing Minecraft, there are some tips in the leaflet below to help keep them safe.

 

Instagram

Instagram is a photo sharing app that allows users to share images and videos with the world. The app has a live streaming feature and additional add-ons, such as 'Boomerang', 'Hyperlapse' and 'Layout', which can be used to enhance their feed. There are some tips in the leaflet below for parents whose children are using Instagram.

 

PUBG

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, known as PUBG for short, is an online multiplayer gaming experience, and one of the most popular games in the world. Click the link below for more information, and tips for parents whose children are playing this game.

 

Roblox

Roblox is a multi-player online gaming platform which allows children to play and create a variety of 3D games. It also features online payments. There are some tips in the leaflet below for parents whose children are playing this game.

 

Snapchat

Snapchat is a photo sharing app for mobile phones and tablets. Some of our pupils are using this app, and there are some handy hints for parents in the leaflet below.

 

Fortnite: Battle Royale

"Fortnite: Battle Royale" is sweeping the nation at the moment, and we thought you'd appreciate National Online Safety's guide to the game. There are some tips in the guide to help keep children safe if they're playing.

 

 

 

Thanks to National Online Safety.

 

 

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