E-Safety

Acceptable Usage Policy
In order to ensure high standards of e-safety we need to make sure that there is a clear understanding between the pupil, the parents or carers and the Academy about the terms of use of the Academy’s computing facilities. The Acceptable User Policy sets out the rules for the use of ICT at Lynn Grove Academy and it is signed by all pupils and their parents or carers upon joining the school.

 

E-Safety
The internet is an essential way to discover, create and connect with people. Whether on a computer at school, a laptop/tablet at home, a games console or mobile phone, children and young people are increasingly accessing the internet whenever they can and wherever they are, it is now a major part of their life especially their social lives.
At Lynn Grove we teach E-safety within our ICT curriculum and also have dedicated E-safety assemblies delivered by our CEOP Trained Professional. We aim to educate our learners so that they understand the risks and can make sensible and informed choices online; allowing them to make most of the internet and stay safe whilst doing so.
On this section of our website you can find the links to areas where you can find useful information about E-Safety.  Please use these to look at some of the ways you can support your children with using the internet and modern day communication.

Recommended Sites
Here are some links to useful resources and websites that will help you understand how your children use the Internet and what you can do to help them keep safe.

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Child Exploitation and Online Protective Centre
This website from, from the Child Exploitation and Online Protective Centre, has a section dedicated to parents with lots of useful advice. The Parent section of the site is very useful as you can download helpful resources.

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Get Net Wise
As well as lots of information on how to keep your children safe, this website has a very useful video tutorial showing how you can set privacy settings and parental controls on your computer.

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Social Networking
This website, from ChildNet International, gives some useful advice on social networking.

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Get Safe On-Line
This website encourages everyone to take some time out to learn more about internet safety and to make sure that their computer is properly protected. It has lots of useful tips about online shopping and identity theft.

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NSPCC Advice for Parents
The NSPCC website has a section for parents with advice on Internet safety.

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Know IT All for Parents
This website provides a unique, interactive guide to help you keep up to date with how children use the Internet and how you can support them in keeping safe. It is produced by ChildNet International.

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Mobile Phones
A site from Ofcom offering advice on how to keep children safe when using location based services on mobile phones. This site is also provides advice and guidance on using parental control settings on mobile phones. This site can help you find information to help keep children safe online when using a mobile phone.

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Mobile Phone Providers
These sites from the 4 main mobile phone providers provide inofrmation on common technologies that young people use today, along with a range of advice on how to protect your family online and when using mobile phones.

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Setting Parental Controls on Games Consoles
The Yorshire & Humber Grid for Learning have produced these short videos on how to set the parental controls to prevent a child going onto the Internet or using inappropriate games. The videos cover the Nintendo Wii, a Sony PSP, Sony PlayStation3 and the Apple iPod Touch.

What is Sexting?
Sexting is when someone sends or receives a sexually explicit text, image or video on their mobile phone, usually in a text message. Find out how you can stay in control and what to do if a photo has fallen into the wrong hands.

Norfolk Constabulary
Norfolk Constabulary are active in preventing children from harm online. Below are two leaflets issued for Safer Internet Day  9 February 2016.

Information on the current apps being used by young people:

What a young person needs to consider with the rise of sexting: