Cutting Edge Software for E-security and Protection
Technology is transforming the learning experience at an unprecedented rate. Educators are bringing new tools into the classroom to improve learning, while administrators are finding innovative ways to optimize and drive efficiencies. At St. Anne’s we have recently installed cutting edge software placing us in terms of ultimate Esecurity and protection of pupil data.
Images Taken by Parents at School Events
If any parent or guardian intends to use images of St Anne’s School pupils on a social networking platform, they must receive permission from the parents or guardians of other children included in the image. We will make every effort to ensure that children whose parents or guardians have refused permission for images of their children to be used are not uploaded to a photograph gallery on this website.
St Anne’s E-Safety Statement
At St Anne’s, we want staff, children, parents and carers to create a school community that embraces the use of different technologies to enhance learning and thinking, as well as teach all of our children how to be safe and responsible digital citizens, who make informed decisions about their actions online .
We believe that the internet is a great resource and tool.
At home, many children also use computers and mobile devices to play games, learn and explore. Make talking about what they’re up to online, a normal part of everyday life rather than something that only happens when there’s a problem or issue.
We believe regular, open conversations between parents, carers and children about using the internet is ultimately the best way to keep children safe online.
While there are huge benefits to being online, it is important to be aware that any time children use the Internet, they do face some potential risks, such as accessing inappropriate or harmful content, harmful interactions with other users, oversharing their own personal information, grooming and sexual abuse, online bullying, gambling and manipulation by online organisations and radicalisation.
We believe understanding what your child is doing online helps keep them safe online.
There are some websites and games that have age restrictions and checks on them to make sure that children don’t see unsuitable content. The same goes for social media networks. Most social networking websites have a minimum age of 13 to be able to register. While it is ideal if children did not use these sites until then, we understand in this new wave of social media popularity this is not always realistic. The reality is there’s not a lot standing in the way of children joining at a younger age so it is vital as teachers, parents and carers that we really take an interest in children’s online behaviour and have a good overview of how they use their computer or mobile device to ensure they are using social media accounts safely and responsibly.
We believe age restrictions are there for a good reason.
In this day and age, online safety has to be more than a reminder not to speak to strangers online. As children begin to navigate the internet and use it in different ways as they grow older, their own personal conduct online is also an area where they need guidance.
We believe it is important to teach children both about the technological and social and emotional aspects of being safe and successful online.
Below are some links that you might find helpful in terms of keeping your child safe online:
O2 NSPPC Netaware – your guide to the social networks your children might want to use and their age restrictions and risks.
Think U Know – advice on protecting your child from abuse online and also ways to report it.
NSPCC – how to start the conversation with your child about staying safe online.
UK Safer Internet Centre – advice about tightening up parental controls on your home Internet provider