Online Safety

St. Augustine’s Catholic Primary School operates the following guidelines on its website regarding the use of photographs, to ensure the privacy and safety of pupils at the school:

1. Where pupils are named, only their first names are given;
2. Where a pupil is named, no photograph of that pupil is displayed;
3. Where a photograph is used which shows a pupil, no name is displayed. By observing these points, the school ensures that visitors to the website cannot link images of pupils to names of pupils. When choosing photographs for the website, the school is mindful of the way pupils may appear in them, and
will not include images which are in any way inappropriate, such as close-up portrait shots of individual pupils.
The school follows a policy of seeking parents’ permission before using images which show pupils on the website.
No other private information about pupils is ever published on the website such as surnames or contact details.

The internet is an exciting and fun place for adults and children to use and explore educationally and socially. The challenge for parents, carers and teachers is to make sure our children are aware and understand how to be safe when using the internet and related technologies.

  Internet Safety Pack – Downloadable Documents For Parents

Useful Websites

Think U Know
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own edcational website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Childnet
A non-profit making organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and children’s safe and positive use of the internet are addressed.

www.childnet-int.org

Parent Zone

Parent Zone are the experts in digital family life. We provide support and information to parents, children and schools, working globally to help families to navigate the internet safely and confidently. We work with parents, schools, governments and businesses to study, understand and address the impact of emerging technologies on young people.

Our mission is to improve outcomes for children in a digital world, so:

Children will be safer online.
Children will be resilient enough to cope with the challenges of the online world.
Children will be educated for a digital future.

https://parentzone.org.uk/parents

Digital Parenting
Vodafone have developed this website in conjunction with Mumsnet. It is very accessible and provides information and guidance to parents with understanding their child’s digital world and get more involved. There is even an on-line test to see how much you know!

http://parents.vodafone.com

Bullying UK
One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on bullying.

www.bullying.co.uk/cyberbullying

Get Safe Online
A beginners guide to using the Internet safety, including a quiz and some video tutorials about how to ‘stay safe’ on-line.

www.getsafeonline.org

Ask About Games
AskAboutGames is a joint venture between the VSC Rating Board and games trade body Ukie, run with input and advice from across the games industry.

Games are played by people of all ages, and are now a mainstream daily activity for millions across the world, just like music and films. That is why every game published in the UK has a PEGI age rating clearly displayed on the packaging – to help ensure that the right games are enjoyed by the right players.

AskAboutGames is supported by video game publishers and retailers in the UK – who are keen to ensure their products are enjoyed by suitable audiences.

If you have a question about age ratings, are looking for tips about safe and beneficial play, or want to discover the best games to play yourself or with your family, AskAboutGames is here to help.