Online Safety

e-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Eccleston Mere Primary School . We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed. e-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online so that children understand risks and can therefore make informed choice 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.

Search engines

Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:

Research searching
Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. You can find out how to do this by downloading the instructions at the bottom of the page. 

Image searching
Pics4Learning
picsearch

More Information to Protect Children Online

  
CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online. 

  
The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre.

  
Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online.



Internet Matters is a new online portal designed for parents to access simple, easy and practical advice about online safety for their children, right through from pre-school to teens. It provides tips on protecting children from online grooming, cyberbullying, privacy and identity theft and inappropriate content. Internet Matters is a not-for profit organisation set up by BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media. 
 

 

ParentINFO is a collaboration between ParentZone and CEOP.  There are useful guides and articles on helping your child stay safe online.

Please follow the link below for further advice and guidance from the NSPCC to keep our children safe online.
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-we-do/about-us/partners/nspcc-o2-online-safety-partnership/

You may be interested in the National Online Safety for Parents and Carers course which  has been designed to teach parents about the dangers and risks of: Age-inappropriate content, Child Sexual Exploitation, Fake News, Live-streaming, Online Bullying, Online Gambling and Skin Betting, Online Grooming, Online Relationships, Online Reputation, Overspending, Phishing, Radicalisation, Screen-addiction, Sexting, Sexual Violence and Harassment, and the Dark Web. Included in the package, parents will have access to parent guides which can be found by clicking on the 'National Online Safety' logo. The posters are designed to highlight the key dangers of the most popular websites and apps that children are currently using and suggest effective strategies for keeping them safe while using them. 

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Contact Us

Eccleston Mere Primary School

Saleswood Avenue, Eccleston,
St Helens, Merseyside WA10 5NX

Tel: 01744 734829
Email:
ecclestonmere@sthelens.org.uk

Mr Ryan Mugan (Head Teacher)

Mrs Amanda Noblett (SENCO)

General Enquiries - Mrs Barrow (Office Manager)

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