At Hamworthy Primary Schools, we have security measures in place and filtering that helps safeguard pupils from potential dangers and unsuitable materials. Any online safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our E-Safety policy.
We believe that it is hugely important for children growing up in today's digital world to know and understand how to use the internet safely. We have therefore taken positive steps in our learning to ensure that risks are minimalized by educating and empowering our children to use the Internet with care. Our staff receive regular training and updates regarding new Internet Safety information.
Our 'Online Safety Champions' are:
Miss Atwill (Twin Sails Infant School and Nursery)
Mr Rogers (Hamworthy Park Junior School)
They work hard to help keep everyone safe online by leading regular assemblies, organising Online Safety days and ensuring all children know the 'Internet Awesome' rules.
- The school has a filtering system to block inappropriate content.
- Each year group has an e-safety curriculum to teach children about keeping themselves safe online.
- The 'Internet Awesome' charter is discussed with all children..
- Children explore internet safety through PSHE lessons.
Miss Atwill and Mr Rogers are CEOP Education Ambassadors, receiving the training that has provided them with the knowledge, skills and resources to become the leads within their organisation for training and information relating to online child sexual abuse.
They also lead assemblies for the children, focussing on our 'Internet Awesome' Charter and strengthening understanding through use of the resources created by CEOP for the different age groups.
Twin Sails children have been enjoying the adventures of Jesse and Friends and at Hamworthy Park they have been watching the 'Like, Play, Share' films.
The videos explore the potential dangers for children when navigating the online world and they support their understanding in a friendly and reassuring way.
All these resources, including a game for the Junior School children called 'Band Runner', can be found on the website CEOP Education (thinkuknow.co.uk).
Ways to help keep your child safe on the internet at home
- Ask for permission to use a device and discuss what websites/apps they will be accessing.
- Use child friendly search engines such as Swiggle.
- Keep private information private - address, full name, where they go to school etc.
- Tell you immediately if they see something that they don't like/doesn't feel right.
Thinkuknow is the national online safety education programme from CEOP, the online child protection command of the National Crime Agency. Thinkuknow helps parents, carers, teachers and others keep children safe from online abuse, offering learning activities, advice and support for children and young people aged 4-18 and their families.
Parent Info provides support and advice to parents, with contributions from the leading experts and organisations in matters related to young people and families in a digital world.
Collection of guidance for educational settings on GOV.UK
All of the Department for Education’s coronavirus guidance for educational settings can now be found in one place on GOV.UK at:
Common Sense Media
A website that provides education and advocacy to families to promote safe technology and media for children.
CEOP is here to keep children safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. You can make a report directly to the CEOP Safety Centre by clicking on the Click CEOP button if something has happened online which has made you feel unsafe, scared or worried.
This might be from someone you know in real life, or someone you have only ever met online. CEOP take all reports seriously and we will do everything we can to keep you safe. As well as making a report to the CEOP Safety Centre, the CEOP Education website has information and advice to help you if something has happened to you online.