Children at Thorntree use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. Technology enhances learning, and we at Thorntree want to ensure pupils get the most from it, by encouraging responsible online behaviour.
The e-Safety of our children is of paramount importance to the school and something that we monitor and revisit regularly. We work closely with the London Grid for Learning (LGfL) to ensure that we are up to date with current advice and practice. In school, we use a filtering system to prevent children accessing inappropriate sites. We also have regular e-Safety activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
Relevant e-Safety policies and documents are available for you to download below, at the bottom of the page:
The Local Authority have created the Greenwich Safeguarding Children Board which contains very good advice on e-safety. Click here for a link to their site: http://www.greenwichsafeguardingchildren.org.uk/
For age-relevant advice about online e-safety please click here on this link to Greenwich Click Safe where you will find links to advice for different age groups (5-7 years, 8-10 years, 11-13 years and 14+) in a child-friendly format. We encourage you to go through the relevant sections with your children.
Should you need to consult the NSPCC website then click on this link: www.nspcc.org.uk
For advice and support about children’s online actvities you can also consult: www.nspcc.org.uk/onlinesafety
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) is an organisation which helps children stay safe online. If someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know, such as being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up, it is very important that you tell someone.
You can report it to CEOP by clicking the link: https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre
CEOP also provide advice and links to support for other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying and hacking.