E-Safety

E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Mill Lane. We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our E-Safety Policy (see Policies section of the web site).  E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

Computing is a vital skill and education around its safe use is essential.

E-Safety Booklet March 2016

Homework Help

All children have home access to the following sites, provided by school:-

http://www.milllane.org.uk/

https://ec1.educationcity.com/

http://www.brainpop.co.uk/

http://www.purplemash.co.uk/sch/mill-ts18

These sites all require a password which can reset by the class teacher if your child forgets their password.

Search Engines

Research

It is possible that your child may come across inappropriate content during an online search, even if they are searching what appears to be a harmless key word or subject. No search engine is always safe, and monitoring should be in place at all times. When researching to support learning we recommend:-

Google offers a SafeSearch filtering which can be activated on a family’s computer. This feature can be accessed through the “settings” on the Google page.

nICE
CBBC
Kids Yahoo

Image Searching

Care needs to be taken when searching for images, and including them in work not only for content but also copyright issues. We suggest the use of the following sites:

Pics4Learning
picsearch