North Beckton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at our school.
North Beckton Primary School has a legal responsibility to inform Children’s Social Care of any child protection concern in relation to children who attend the school.
In the majority of cases a child protection concern will be discussed initially with the parent/carer and, if necessary, a referral will be made to Children’s Social Care.
The school has a long-standing commitment to promoting e-safety in the school and increasingly when children are out of school.
More and more parents are becoming aware of the issues and ask for our advice or to be pointed in the right direction to find more information. This page aims to try and put some of that important information in one place.
How can parents increase children's safety on the Internet?
There are actions parents can take on their home computer to restrict what children do.
- Make sure that children do not have administrative access on the computer. It is very easy to set up separate user accounts for everyone who uses the computer
Once that is done the following become possible
- Activate Parental controls in the web browser. In Internet Explorer go to tools>Internet Options>Content>Parental Controls and also to Content Advisor. Other browsers such as Firefox have their own features
- Install web filtering/blocking software such as Cyber Patrol or Web Nanny
- Use child-friendly Search Engines
- Come to one of the school's E-Safety Sessions for Parents
- Find out as much as you can visiting some of these sites:
Click to visit the Directgov Click Clever, Click Safe website. Follow the links for Parents
Click to visit the page for the UK Council For Child Internet Safety
The Click Clever, Click Safe campaign has been organised by UKCCIS, a new body concerned with e-safety set up by the DCSF and 150 other organisations as well as individuals.
The site has a wealth of information
Many parents have been asking about Social Networking Sites .....which ones are 'safe', what children can do on them etc.
Digizen is a government website which has a lot of information for adults and children on these different social networking sites, with detailed evalautions of them.
You can download copies of all of their reports and documents but the Internet is changing rapidly all the time and it is a good idea to revisit these sites to keep up to date.
Other bodies providing advice, additional information, guidance and activities for children:
Think U Know
A CEOP site
CBBC Stay Safe
As a parent, you might want to look at the Hector Protector site in New Zealand, sponsored by a charity called Netsafe.
Visit Hector's World:
They have developed the Hector button, which you download and install onto your computer and it will float on the screen. Children can press the button whenever they come across anything on the net which they find upsetting or worrying.
Google has some excellent advice
Links to Websites referred to in Parents' E-Safety Sessions
Kidsmart, SMART rules
for children, from CEOP
Internet Watch Foundation
Phone Pay Plus
Childnet, Know It All