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Star Academy, Burnaby Road, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 5PT  |  Tel: 01782 235055

At Star Academy we teach our children the importance of staying safe in today’s online world.

In the academy, we use a filtering system called E-safe to prevent children accessing inappropriate sites. We also teach lessons on  ‘e-safety’  to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online. Each class has two digital leaders that have received training through the Childnet programme so to support their peers in how to safe online in and out of the academy. Each year we complete an e-safety questionnaire and provide parents with and e-safety report for their child.

At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.

To support our community in keeping Star children safe here are some links to useful sites and links to offer guidance and support.

Within the academy we have stringent e-safety proceedures and policies that are followed. Links to our policies and proceedures can be found here:-

E-Safety Policy – NEW Branding – 2017

 



IF YOU NEED HELP

Please remember it is possible to report abuse and exploitation direct to CEOP following the CEOP link on the home page.



Grooming or other illegal behaviour:

If you want to report someone who is behaving suspiciously online towards a child, you should in an emergency contact the emergency services by calling 999, or otherwise make a report to CEOP, the Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre, see www.ceop.gov.uk.



Child sexual abuse images: 

f you stumble across criminal content online, you should report this to the Internet Watch Foundation  t www.iwf.org.uk/report. Criminal content in the UK includes child sexual abuse images, criminally obscene adult content as well as non-photographic childsexual abuse images.



Online terrorism:

You can report terrorism related content to the police’s Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit at www.gov.uk/report-terrorism.



Hate Speech: 

Online content which incites hatred on the grounds of race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender  should be reported to True Vision at www.report-it.org.uk.



In the academy we have 2 Digital Leaders in each class Year 2 to Year 6. These pupils remind their classmates to stay safe on-line and give out key messages each week around E-safety. They also form part of the E safety working group here in the academy.

A family agreement is a great way to start a conversation as a whole family about how the internet should be used safely and responsibly when online at home, at school or at a friend’s house.

To support parents in creating a family agreement Childnet International have put together some free advice and a helpful family agreement template for families to use as a starting point.

Please find below two documents to help you create your own family agreement.

http://www.downs.kent.sch.uk/_files/newsletter/11E08B186029A6428499DBC1363E61F6.pdf

http://www.downs.kent.sch.uk/_files/newsletter/C83375516D3590242397C7D0CD822998.pdf

Useful e-safety links.

Parents

An online safety story for 3-7 year olds. http://www.childnet.com/resources/smartie-the-penguin

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/guide/essential-school-tools

http://www.vodafone.com/content/parents/get-started.htms

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/safety-tools-on-online-services

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

http://www.getsafeonline.org/

http://www.operationsafenet.co.uk/

Children

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

http://www.childnet.com/young-people/primary

http://www.nick.co.uk/quizzes/jordan-and-perris-safer-internet-day-quiz/ip3ygz