E-Safety at Buckton Vale is an integral element of our safeguarding policy.
Computers and the internet are now a fundamental part of the world we live in. They are an amazing resource packed full of knowledge, games and different communities of people around the world.
The possibilities available to children and adults are endless however these amazing opportunities do also have the potential to pose a real threat.
At Buckton Vale we see this as a crucial element of everyone’s education and make sure our pupils’ and parents are aware of the risks to safety that are ever present online and how to stay safe. We do this through a variety of learning opportunities and encourage parents and carers to talk to their children about behaving safely when using this technology. The children and parents are required to sign our E-Safety agreement forms and our Acceptable Usage Policy.
We are committed to improving e-safety not only in school but at home as well. If you have any questions or concerns about internet usage please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can also read the Parents’ Guide to Technology published online by UK Safer Internet Centre.
We encourage parents to set up filtering on their home internet. To learn how to do this for the major providers of internet please click the text below.
Our aim is always not to scare or make individuals afraid to use these tools but rather provide the skills and understanding to use them safely.
(NOS) Parents Guide to...
CEOP (Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre)
CEOP Report Button
The CEOP report button looks like this...
Through this button, you will be able to access advice, help and support from the CEOP Centre and crucially, young people will be able to report instances of suspected grooming or inappropriate behaviour directly to specially trained investigators.
All young facebook users (and their parents) can now download the Report button directly to their own profile.
To download this report button to a Facebook profile click this link https://www.facebook.com/clickceop.
Below are links to the Think U Know website. We use these resources here at Buckton Vale to deliver the e-safety message to the children.
For 5 - 7 years
This includes an excellent animation called Lee and Kim’s adventures which highlight the first E Safety lessons for this age group. There are also lots of fun activities supporting this animation. Hectors World is another animation on this site for young children – in addition to the cartoons you can also download a character out of Hector's World which children can click on (and it closes down the screen with a pretty screen saver) should anything upsetting ever appear on their computer.
For 8 - 10 years
This section has a cool cyber café which gives interactive E Safety messages – there are also lots and lots of educational games for young people to play. It gives good clear advice about how to have fun, stay in control and report abuse when necessary.
For parents and carers
Basically everything you ever wanted to know but were too afraid to ask !
Internet Provider's Internet Controls
The 4 big internet providers in the UK – BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media - provide their customers with free parental controls which can be activated at any time. They have come together to produce these helpful video guides to help you to download and set-up the controls offered by your provider.