As you are aware, Yenton is very pro-active with regard to keeping our children up to date and protected on the internet and computers whilst in school and we have developed units of work and assemblies to give the children the skills to be 'e-safe' at home.
In February 2013 we took part in the Safer Internet Day and ran activities for the children throughout the week. Posters and systems are in place across the school to protect the children.
Our E-Safety Policy (available in our School Policies section) explains in more detail about how we use mobile phones and ICT equipment in school, and maintain the children's safety.
There are also filters run by Birmingham Local Authority that monitors and blocks inappropriate content in school. Unfortunately there is no software that is 100 % successful and on the rare occasions we have had breaches, there is a very thorough procedure that is followed, as set out in our e-safety policy. Any incident is always reported to parents in writing, so please do not be concerned
We have also purchased some software that monitors children's actions in school, in order to protect them from sharing too much information about themselves. Warnings are created and sent to the school E-Safety Leader if there is inappropriate or dangerous activity going on within school.
In order to maintain children's safety there are units of work that we are introducing that the children undertake and a number of websites are available to help parents, staff and children become more aware of dangers and understand how to deal with them. For more information please visit:
It is important that the school's role is also to train children to be safe outside of the school's protected environment - for this reason, we promote the following software: Birmingham City Council provide a piece of software free of charge for two years that all Birmingham parents can download to protect their computers and children. You can obtain the software here (external link).
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)
The link below is used on many websites and by clicking it, will put the children in contact with police officers to help with any concerns they have as a result of any cyber bullying. The children have been shown this link in assemblies.
Well done to Peter in Year 4, who as a result of his e-safety work has written his own presentation in his own time to remind others of Internet safety:
- Internet Safety by Peter (pdf)