At St Margaret's keeping children safe is of paramount importance, especially when they are using the many varied technologies that are available to them. We aim to protect and help children understand the risks associated with these technologies both in school and at home. Our society is such that the online world is an integral part of our children's lives and has become a cause for concern for parents and carers.
**Please click on the drop down arrow in Parent Information, E Safety to view our E Safety Policy plus other tips and advice which you may find useful**
Our E Safety policy
To view our E Safety Policy please click here.
E Safety booklet
Visitors E Safety Guidance
All visitors to St Margarets are handed one of our pamphlets on Child Protection and Fire Procedure; this includes guidelines on E Safety to ensure the well being and safety of our puplils.
Please click here to view
Pupil's Journalistic Review on E Safety Workshop
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Are your children using 'oovoo'?
A warning to be careful - children under the age of 16 should not be using this website, however if they are using this chat site than they should be aware of strangers intercepting private chat. We are advising all parents to keep their children off such chat sites and to direct them to DB primary where they can safely chat to their friends.
We have knowledge that a number of children are using 'Omegle' to chat with their friends. This is a webcam based site and is deemed unsafe as it is easily filtrated by unsavoury characters. Please encourage your children to share with you the sites they are using and steer them towards safer alternatives such as db primary.
E Safety Help & Advice for Parents during the Summer Holidays
With the summer holidays just around the corner, I felt it was important to hi-light some places for parents to turn with concerns about social media and online safety over the holidays.
Free parents helpline- Whether you want to set up parental controls, adjust privacy settings or get advice on social networks, experts from the free O2 & NSPCC helpline are there to help 0808 800 5002 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTA9oxNRsrc or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHfG3hbx7YE
This link from Think U Know is about reporting to social media sites, it also has direct links to the report centres such as snapchat, facebook, Instagram and many more.
How to guides for all the main apps/games/sites used by children and young people. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/How-to-guides/ The snapchat guide has been updated to include “Snap Maps” Or https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
Reporting to CEOP guide- https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Get-help/Reporting-an-incident/
O2 + NSPCC partnership https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-we-do/about-us/partners/nspcc-o2-online-safety-partnership/
The NSPCC website also has lots of useful information on it, including an easy read guide to parental controls; https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/ and talking to your child about keeping safe online https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-your-child-staying-safe-online/
Internet watch foundation; you can anonymously report child sexual abuse content, Criminally obscene adult content and Non-photographic child sexual abuse images, where they will be removed. https://www.iwf.org.uk/
I hope you find this useful, please share where you feel necessary.
Wishing you all a happy, healthy, safe summer holidays!