John Bunyan Primary School and Nursery recognises that the Internet can give children access to an enormous range of information to support their learning. We encourage them to use the thousands of libraries, databases and web sites as part of their own research. Home access to the Internet and related technologies such as e-mail, instant messaging and chat room services are commonplace. For this reason we accept our responsibility in helping children use safe and responsible behaviours whenever they use these technologies. Internet access is provided through Essex County Council who arrange for a filtered service dedicated to primary schools.
We have developed the following rules to ensure the safety and privacy of our children when using the Internet. These rules are made available to staff and pupils and are kept under constant review.
Where photos are used they will be general shots of classroom or group activities.
Images of children will not be labeled with their name.
Children and staff will never reveal their personal details on the web or when in dialogue with other Internet users.
The only email addresses that are allowed by children in school are class email addresses. They can only be accessed by other John Bunyan Primary School and Nursery users and are monitored by teachers.
Children are not allowed the free use of a search engine unless they are under the supervision of a teacher or designated member of staff.
The downloading of information is restricted to staff, or children under supervision.
Any child that comes across information that makes them feel uncomfortable or upsets them will report it to the teacher immediately.
We ask all children to be a good online citizen and not do anything that hurts other people or is against the law.
More information about internet safety for children, parents and teachers can be found by following the link below.
e-Safety Information for Parents
We have included information for parents taken from The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) parents’ information website - www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents There are a number of short information filmclips that are available online. Please use the link above to find them.
Our aim is to support parents to keep their children safe online.
The information from the thinkuknow website, particularly the Cyber Cafe, is used by our teachers during e-safety lessons.
If parents have any other good advice that they would like to share regarding Internet Safety, please see the School Office and we will put your information on the Newsletter and Website.