At Fairhaven we are committed to E-Safety. It is an integral part of our curriculum and we actively teach children about how to stay safe online as well as the possible dangers posed.
E-Safety teaching is ongoing. Rules for safe and responsible internet use are reinforced at the beginning of every session where ICT is used. In addition, the topic of E-Safety is reguarly covered in assemblies.
Children are encouraged to report any concerns they may have to parents, teachers or the E-Safety Co-ordinator (Mr. Perkes).
The school network, provided and maintained by RM (Research Machines), automatically blocks and filters inappropriate sites and images, as well as all social media sites. Any new site found to be available which is deemed inappropriate is reported to RM who take immediate action to block access.
E-Safety for Parents
If you wouldn't do it in the real world, don't do it online.
Useful Websites for Parents:
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/ - Think you know website.
http://www.ps-playsafeonline.com/uk/home/ - Staying safe online when using a playstation.
http://www.facebook.com/safety - Facebook Safety Centre.
http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-to-technology - Parents' Guide to Technology.
Resources for Children:
Kim and Lee
Follow Kim and Lee as they play on their computer and learn how to stay safe.
Watch Hector and his sea friends as they learn how to stay safe on line.
Dongle Stay Safe Quiz
Follow Dongle the rabbit as he has fun online in this quiz activity, that focuses on staying safe.
The Smart Adventure-Kara Winston and the Smart Crew
A series of animations that illustrate the SMART rules for staying safe on line.
Ian and Hacker’s guide to safe surfing
A series of short videos that show how to stay safe on line.
A series of humorous animations where two cousins stumble through using the internet safely.
A simulated cybercafé where children can learn to use online sites safely.
BBC-Video - Caught in the Web
This video tells the story of a girl who gets into trouble after her virtual life in an online chat room spills into the real world.
A selection of games that reinforce key e-safety messages.
Other useful websites:
http://ceop.police.uk/ - Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.