At Witton-le-Wear Primary School, e-safety is extremely important to us. We aim to:
- Ensure that staff receive regular, relevant and up to date online safety training
- Uphold secure mechanisms to support pupils and staff in dealing with e-safety issues
- Commit to educate and support parents and the whole school community with regard to online safety
- Ensure that appropriate policies are in place, understood and respected by all
- To develop pupils’ skills and capabilities in relation to online safety
- If parents have any e-safety concerns, please contact the school office.
We have identified children across different years groups in school who are elected as E-Cadets. This year, they have chosen to call themselves ‘The Net Knights’! The role of our ‘Net Knights’ are to help develop the childrens’ knowledge of aspects of online safety. They meet regularly with our computing lead teacher, Mrs Redfern, and they take part in delivering lessons to other children and presenting whole school assemblies.
You can use your computer, mobile phone or tablet for lots of fun things and to make lots of new friends from all over the world.
This section of our website will provide you with links to really useful advice on how to be careful when you use the internet and some great tips to keep safe. If you are worried about anything you see online or people are asking you questions about where you live or saying nasty things to you please speak to your parents or teacher or follow any of the links below for help and advice.
Please click on this link to view our ‘Family Agreement‘.
Parent Information is collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone and provides information to parents and carers about their children’s wellbeing and resilience, internet safety and a wide range of other topic matters like sex, relationship and body image.
Digital Parenting is created for parents and schoolteachers to help them give children the life skills they need to thrive in the always-connected digital world. We hope it will give you essential knowledge and help build your confidence as you guide your children through the challenges of life online.
There’s information and advice from experts, parents and teachers on a range of topics, including how to:
- teach your child digital resilience
- navigate the pitfalls of social media
- cope with online peer pressure
- manage your family’s screen time
- protect your family from cyber crime
- use parental controls and settings to stay safe
I bet you probably like to use the computer for fun. The Think U Know website will help you go on the internet in a safe way and tell who to talk to if you are worried. You can also find out about Lee & Kim’s adventures or watch Hector and his friends learning to use computers safely! If you want to talk to someone else you can call ‘Childline’, which is a place where people who are nice can help you.
They won’t tell anyone that you have called and it’s free. You can phone them on: 0800 1111.
- Always ask a grown up before you use the internet. They can help you find the best thing to do.
- Don’t tell strangers where you live, your phone number or where you go to school. Only your friends and family need to know that.
- Don’t send pictures to people you don’t know. You don’t want strangers looking at photos of you, your friends or your family.
- Tell a grown up if you feel scared or unhappy about anything.
Be Smart be cool – Be smart online.
What’s your favourite thing to do online. Visit the KidSMART website and learn more about the internet and being a SMART surfer. Learn the SMART Rules with Kara Winston and the SMART Crew. If anything goes wrong online or upsets you make sure you tell someone about it. Download a poster of the SMART Rules by clicking the link below.
Help and Advice
If you find something on the internet or someone has made you sad or scared you should tell your mum, dad or the person who looks after you at home or a teacher at school. If you would like to talk to someone else we have added some links to the Advice Help and Report Centre on the CEOPS website. You can contact people who are friendly and helpful by following the link for your age group.