Internet & Electronic Safety

At Whitecross Primary School & Nursery Class we place a high priority on our pupils safety. This includes all aspects of technology and e safety. We have a duty to our pupils to raise awareness of these issues as we appreciate that whilst safety and filtering procedures are in place in school, there is no fail safe system and pupils can often be exposed to dangers whilst accessing technology out of school hours not only via computers in particular social networking sites , but also through mobile phone  technology which is continually advancing.  

In school, both staff and pupils adhere to Falkirk Council's acceptable use policy and all stakeholders have training on a regular basis. Our own school policies and procedures on these matters are regularly monitored and evaluated. These can be seen on the next page. 

Parents and carers also have a role to play in promoting e safety at home.

We have included a link to the CEOP site which gives further information & some guidelines to parents/carers. 

Click on the link at the bottom of the page for further information.

We have listed a few websites which you may find useful for further information. These are by no means an exhaustive list, but may give you a starting point. These websites are taken from the BECTA (British Educational Communications & Technology Agency) advice booklet and it is pointed out therein, that any inclusion does not imply endorsement by BECTA nor does any exclusion imply the reverse.  

However, as always, if you have any queries or issues please do not hesitate to contact school.

www.kidscape.co.uk

http://www.hectorsworld.com

http://www.internetsafetyzone.com/kids

http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/yp/under11

http://nettysworld.com.au

http://www.disney.co.uk/DisneyOnline/Safesurfing

 Please click on the links to download our ICT policies.

File icon: pdf Safe ICT Use Guidelines [pdf 35KB] Click to download
File icon: doc Website tips - you may find useful. [doc 31KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Back_to_School_Parent_Letter [pdf 132KB] Click to download