Online Safety/E-safeguarding

At Burley Oaks we place great value on the use of new technologies in enhancing learning. The education of pupils in online safety is therefore an essential part of our school’s eSafeguarding provision. Children need the help and support of the school and their parents/carers to recognise and avoid online safety risks and to build their resilience.

  

In July 2018, Burley Oaks was re-accredited with the online safety mark by South West Grid for learning. The report commends the school's growing maturity to the provision and significant progress from the first assessment. 

Home Learning due to Covid-19 - Keeping Safe Online 

Schools across the UK are now closed to most families. We know this is a difficult time for parents and children will undoubtedly be spending more time online than ever. This information is intended to provide you with support and resources to help you learn about online safety at home with your child. If you have any online safety concerns or worries, please contact our Computing leader, Ms Archer on rarcher@burleyoaks.co.uk 

More information can be found on Think You Know with a great fact sheet and top tips for parents specifically for this testing time.  

For Early Years and Primary try the following activity packs:

Home activity pack for 4-5s

Home activity pack for 5-7s

4-7s Reward Chart

Home activity pack 8-10s

Other support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:

  • Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
  • Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
  • UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers

HouseParty App

This app has been around for years, but has just reached number 1 in the download charts, suggesting that more children and young people are using it to communicate and socialise. Wayne Denner has put together an article which will be of use to parents. The article is HERE.

Our E-Safeguarding Curriculum 

Our curriculum is delivered by a specialist computing teacher as well as by class teachers within other areas of the keeping safe and SMSC curriculum. We aim to teach children to have resilience, information and power.

Please click here for more detail.

Each year, the staff and children (our digital leaders) take responsibility for leading  a series of e-safety information evenings for parents/carers.

PDF icon E-Safety Information Evening 2019

PDF icon E-Safety Information Evening 2020 

Information for parents:

 Click below for the latest e-safeguarding newsletters available online. 

     

Sophos, makers of our anti-virus software, have published a guide aimed at parents to help them keep their children and themselves safe from all kinds of online threats such as phishing and viruses.

This looks to be a useful guide and can help some of the questions we sometimes get asked by parents in school – the information in here is also of use for any adult who uses the internet in any way, particularly those who may be less internet savvy!

ThinkUKnow (CEOP) have written a pretty comprehensive article for parents and carers regarding gaming including chatting, risks, tips etc. You can view the full article here:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/gaming 

     The safer internet site (click on image to left) shares a mass of information about how to keep young people safe online. 

Net-aware.org.uk has a guide to the most recent apps and their uses. Each app is explained and judged according to its sign up, privacy and reporting systems. Currently, there is an article focused on the popular but 12+ rating game, Fortnite. Another recent concern over Tik Tok has been raised; an information sheet for parents can be found here. 

healthychildren.org provides a tool to talk about appropriate screen time with your family.

ThinkuKnow website for parents                                              Kidsmart website

BBC Internet Safety website                                                      Childnet.com

www.internetmatters.org                                                           Online Safety NSPCC 

CBBC's 'Lifebabble' is a site for 6-12 year olds covering subjects such as online bullying, mental health, body image etc.