Yeomans Avenue, Harpenden Hertfordshire AL5 3EF
Headteacher: Mr Richard Boulton
Following our E-Safety meeting on the 3rd November 2015 please follow this link to the Hertfordshire Grid, where you will find lots of useful information:
Please find the Internet Safety Parent Booklet mentioned in our school newsletter 13th Feb 2015: Net Cetera, chatting with kids about being online here
You can visit the Radio Verulam podcasts to listen to a broadcast about computer games and safety.
Please click here to view the Hertfordshire Summer Term 2017 E-Safety Newsletter.
Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to link to lots of useful websites.
Your child/children need reminding that they cannot trust everyone they meet online. Let them know that some people will lie to them and try to alter their opinions on certain matters. Tell them that they should be careful and let you know if they feel uncomfortable, worried or frightened about any online activity. If a child is at risk, you can report the issue to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) for immediate response at https://www.ceop.police.uk/Ceop-Report/ or call 101 and ask for the Child Online Safeguarding Team.
Wood End School is on the HICS network (Hertfordshire Internet Connectivity Services) which is protected by a market-leading filtering platform, barring access to inappropriate websites. However, as no filtering solution is 100% reliable, we need everyone to work with us and report any inappropriate content to the SITSS Connectivity service desk on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mind the Gap been developed by the HSCB eSafety Multi-agency group. For further advice email or call 01438 843086
You keep your child/ren safe in the real world. Here are some things you may want to do to help your child/ren ‘Stay Safe’ in the online world:
We are grateful to Hertfordshire County Council’s eSafety team for the ‘Mind the Gap’ and Useful Websites information.
Increasing numbers of children now have a social network account, often Facebook. Many schools and teachers are concerned that parents and carers are not always aware of the age restrictions and the related safeguarding risks to the children. The Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board eSafety group have developed a parents/carers leaflet to help raise awareness and provide practical guidance.
|Useful Websites - Click on the image to transfer to the relevant website|
|Internet Matters is a not-for-profit organisation working with online safety experts to bring you all the information you need to keep your children safe online. We aim to bring you:
|Childnet InternationalA non-profit making organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and children’s safe and positive use of the internet are addressed. Childnet International produce an online CD guide specifically for parents, KnowITAll –
|Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own educational website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.
|KidsmartKidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has been developed by the children”s internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.|
|Get Safe OnlineA beginners guide to using the Internet safety, including a quiz and some video tutorials about how to ‘stay safe’ on-line.|
PhoneBrain! Texts, games, apps, calls, liking, sharing, downloading ... let's be honest, we love it all. But in order to get the best experience, it helps to understand what’s going on - especially when it costs you money! PhoneBrain gives you the facts about things you can pay for by phone and what you should watch out for online, so that you remain in control.
One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on bullying.
|Vodafone & Mumsnet Parents’ GuideVodafone have developed this website in conjunction with mumsnet. It is very accessible and provides information and guidance to parents with understanding their child’s digital world and get more involved. There is even an on-line test to see how much you know!|