Yenton Primary School, Chester Road, Erdington, Birmingham

Chester Road, Erdington, Birmingham, B24 0ED
Tel: 0121 464 6588

Online Safety

Link to Thinkuknow

Link to Thinkuknow for Parents

Link to Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre        Link to Childline

Online Safety Websites

For up-to-date information on how to stay safe online, see some of the following websites:

Yenton's Commitment

At Yenton Primary we are committed to developing an understanding of e-safety for both children and parents and carers. This covers both Internet based technologies and electronic devices such as mobile phones and wireless technology.

We are keen to make children aware of both the benefits and risks of new technology.

Yenton Primary achieves this by ensuring that:

  • Pupils are supervised appropriately when they use the Internet.
  • Pupils are given clear objectives for Internet use.
  • Pupils are provided with lists of relevant and suitable web sites.
  • Pupils are aware of their responsibilities.
  • Parents and carers are aware of their responsibilities in relation to child safety on the internet.
  • Curriculum planning identifies opportunities to enrich and extend learning activities via access to the Internet.
  • Internet access in school is provided a firewall that filters out inappropriate sites.
  • We work with appropriate professionals to ensure systems to protect pupils are regularly reviewed and improved.

It is important that parents and carers speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online. It’s essential to be realistic. Banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.

The CO:RE 4Cs Classification of Online Risk

A new classification of online risk includes the 4Cs, which recognises that online risks arise when a child:

  • Engages with and/or is exposed to potentially harmful CONTENT;
  • Experiences and/or is targeted by potentially harmful CONTACT;
  • Witnesses, participates in and/or is a victim of potentially harmful CONDUCT;
  • Is party to and/or exploited by a potentially harmful CONTRACT.