Online and E-Safety: 

All parents at Stalmine School have been given access to Britannica Online Encycopedia - this is recommended to be used for research rather than online searchers. However, where searches are being conducted online we advise the use of children's search engine www.swiggle.org.uk

It is vital that when using the links provided by school, pupils are supervised by an adult. Every effort has been made by all Stalmine Staff to ensure that all links are appropriate and suitable for pupils use. We would encourage you to set age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices and use internet filters to block malicious websites. These are usually free, but often need to be turned on. Further advice on using the internet in the home and staying safe can be found for parents below:

  • https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services
  • https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/0-5/ provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
  • https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/6-10/ provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
  • https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/ provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
  • Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
  • Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
  • Internet matters 
  • London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
  • Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
  • Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation

 

Further lessons on e-safety and using the internet in the home for pupils can be found here:

 

Harmful or upsetting content

Get support by:

  • reporting harmful online content to the UK Safer Internet Centre
  • getting government advice and trusted resources from Educate Against Hate on safeguarding from radicalisation, building resilience to extremism, and promoting shared values

 

Bullying or abuse online

You can:

Schools can access the free Professionals Online Safety Helpline which supports the online safeguarding of both children and professionals. Call 0344 381 4772 or email helpline@saferinternet.org.uk. The helpline is open from Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.