Crowan Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Pupils who feel safe are more likely to fulfil their potential, academically and in all other areas of school life, and to participate more responsibly in the school community.
We aim to give all our pupils an experience of school which will enable them to be healthy, to be safe, to enjoy their work and to achieve well in it, to make a positive contribution to the school and wider community, and to achieve economic well-being in the future.
At Crowan Primary school we believe that e-safety plays a vital role in keeping children safe. To help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material we have security measures in place to filter inappropriate materials during on-line activities and to monitor staff and pupil use of the available IT resources.We record and manage any e-safety incidents in accordance with SPCMAT policy. Here at Crowan School we teach e-safety to all year groups. We explain and demonstrate how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
To be successful at keeping children safe online, we need to work with parents to ensure the e-safety message is consistent. It is important that parents spend time discussing with their children how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
It’s essential to be realistic - banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.
Search engine are never ever 100% safe, however there are “safer” search engines available for children:
Google also offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. Click here to read more.
Websites for more information
CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.