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E-Safety at Quarry Mount Primary School

Our Curriculum Vision Statement begins with the words
‘The children who come to Quarry Mount Primary School are diverse, confident and energetic. The world into which they will live and grow is changing rapidly and is driven by technology.’
 
As technology and the Internet play such a central part in our children’s present and future lives we place great importance on teaching the children how to use them safely. All Internet use is closely monitored and classes complete regular ‘E-safety’ activities to remind the children how to keep safe online. The E-Safety Policy provides more detail about how we do this and is available for you to download below.
 
We know that parents and carers will also be very concerned that their children are protected and safe when using the Internet at home as well as at school.  Below are some tips on how to initiate conversations around the subject of E-Safety and some useful links that will direct you to further information from external organisations.

For further help or advice, please contact the school's E-Safety Coordinator, Mrs Emilie Davis, via the school office.
E-Safety During Covid-19

Covid-19 has meant that many children are now learning from home. This usually means that they will be using technology. Here are some useful documents that will help you, as a parent or carer, ensure that your child is safe while accessing their online learning.

Not only are children accessing their home learning, they will be also accessing entertainment and using technology a lot more. Here is an article that includes some tips to help you and your family sleep easier during lockdown while using technology less.
https://parentzone.org.uk/article/how-sleep-easy-during-global-pandemic

Mobile phones

Although we do not allow children to use their mobile phones in school, there are a few parents who like their child to carry a phone so that they can contact them before or after the school day. If you feel it is necessary for your child to have a mobile phone with them, we ask that you complete a mobile phone registration form. This form is available in the Documents section below or from Miss Barrie in the office. 

Mobile phones should be handed to the office on arrival at school and collected at the end of the school day. Children are not allowed to use their phones on or near the school site or on the playground. The school retains the right to confiscate any phone found in school during the day and will return it at the end of the day.  

Useful web links
*NEW* Advice on where to report unsuitable content
http://parentzone.org.uk/system/files/attachments/where-to-report%20handout.pdf
Advice including an 'Online teen speak dictionary' and 'Staying Safe on Minecraft'
http://parentinfo.org/
How to set up parental controls
http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/parental-controls
Vodafone Digital Parenting (includes checklists by age)
http://www.vodafone.com/content/parents.html/
CEOP's Think U Know for Parents and Carers
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
KidSMART
http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/
Childnet
http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers
Childline (the free and confidential helpline for children)
http://www.childline.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx
Independent not-for-profit organisation which offers age appropriate advice
http://www.internetmatters.org/