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E-Safety Policy

Children and staff at Chauncy School are able to access the Internet through the Hertfordshire Grid for Learning (HGfL). The HGfL is a service currently supplied by Updata to all Hertfordshire Local Authority Schools and Children’s Homes. The safety of children when using the Internet (E-Safety) is of paramount importance to our school and to the HGfL. We know that parents and guardians will also be concerned that children stay safe when using the Internet at home and elsewhere.

The HGfL website has a section dedicated to E-Safety with advice to parents, governors, teachers and, of course, to children themselves. You will also find here a description of the particular measures taken to ensure that the HGfL is an appropriately protected Internet service for use in schools.

Useful E-Safety Resources
  • http://parentinfo.org/ – Parent Info provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children’s wellbeing and resilience.
  • HGfl E-Safety for Parents Section – Hertfordshire Grid for Learning dedicated E-Safety website.
  • Chauncy E-Safety Policy 2014 – Updated annually.
  • Child Exploitation Online Protection (CEOP) – The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre.
  • www.thinkuknow.co.uk – The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own edcational website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.
  • www.childnet-int.org – A non-profit making organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and children’s safe and positive use of the internet are addressed. Childnet International produce an online CD guide specifically for parents KnowITAll – www.childnet-int.org/kia/
  • www.thinkuknow.co.uk – The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own edcational website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.
  • www.getsafeonline.org/  A beginners guide to using the Internet safely, including a quiz and some video tutorials about how to ‘stay safe’ on-line.
  • www.kidsmart.org.uk/ – Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children.  It has been developed  by the children’s internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.
  • http://consumers.ofcom.org.uk/2011/10/advice-for-parents/ – Managing your Media – Good Ofcom online safety video and guide for parents/carers
  • www.bullying.co.uk – One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on bullying.
  • www.chatdanger.com/ – This website is about the potential dangers with interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles.  It provides information, advice, true stories and games. The resource page also contains a number of links to other useful websites.
  • http://parents.vodafone.com/ – Vodafone have developed this website in conjunction with mumsnet.  It is very accessible and provides information and guidance to parents with understanding their child’s digital world and get more involved.  There is even an on-line test to see how much you know!
  • www.internetmatters.org – Lots of guidance and articles for parents about keeping their children safe online
  • www.beatbullying.org – Advice for parents and young people about bullying, both online and off
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