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Staying Safe Online is an important part of keeping children safe at Woodside Academy. We have extensive security measures in place, 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 in accordance with our Online Safety Policy. 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.

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 for children are Kiddle and Swiggle.

Google also offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet.

When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE, privacy settings can be set up.

Websites for more information

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.

Vodafone wants everyone to get the most out of tech and enjoy happy and safe digital lives. With regularly updated articles and expert advice, you'll find plenty of resources and support - helping you make the right digital choices for your family.

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

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

Internet Matters provides age-specific online safety checklists to guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, you’ll find a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world.

Further Information

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