We take E-Safety very seriously at Worthinghead and are very proud to be the first Bradford primary school to be awarded the E-Safety mark. We have recently received the award for another 3 years (April 2017), demonstrating our continued endeavour to ensure children are safe when working and playing online.
This page is updated regularly to inform parents about E-Safety and to provide links to resources and guidance that may be useful.
We seek parental permission for children's photographs to be added to the school website and we never name children or include any personal information. Please scroll down for website links and information. Up to date policies can be found on our policies page.
Please read the new Government guidance for parents and carers whose children are using social media.
Today we were visited by two education specialists from Google, who came to talk to us all about how to stay safe online. The fundamental messages were: Be internet sharp - think before you share; Be internet alert - by checking the website is for real; Be internet secure - by protecting your stuff; Be internet kind - this is achieved by showing each other respect; and Be internet brave - telling an adult if there is something that makes us feel uncomfortable online.
Schools may be aware that many young people are actively engaged in a game called Fortnite (www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/buy-now/battle-royale) - a multi-player online game where children can explore maps and battle against each other. The main game costs around £35 but many young people are playing a free element called Battle Royale where players compete against each other to be the last person standing in player vs player (PVP) combat. Childnet has recently released a blog post explaining the game and some of the potential risks to young people - .
Please look out for our regular Worthinghead E-Safety SMS announcements, which we will be sending out to parents and carers once a month. These text messages are designed to keep you one-step ahead of current online trends and to inform you how you can best protect your child at home from potentially harmful aspects of the internet.
Are you giving your children electronic devices for Christmas? Use this Setup Safe Checklist from Internet Matters to help them stay safe.
This afternoon Year 3 and Year 4 have been learning about how to stay safe online with an interactive quiz delivered by our local PCSO. The children had great fun whilst learning about a very important topic.
All classes took part in Safer Internet Day 2017 on Tuesday 7th February with the theme 'Be the change: unite for a better internet'.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration saw hundreds of schools and organisations join together to raise awareness of online safety issues and run events and activities right across the UK.
Please see below for ideas to keep your household e-safe!
A short film raising awareness of Safer Internet Day 2017 with parents and carers and encouraging them to have a conversation with their children about the internet. Parents and carers can find more about Safer Internet Day at www.saferinternetday.org.uk
To celebrate Safer Internet Day this year we held a variety of activities in school. Lots of work took place around this year's theme of 'Play your part for a better Internet'. Children discussed the theme in class and then wrote their own rules for creating a better Internet. We held a poster competition and two winners from each year group were chosen. Mr Riley had a very difficult job judging the posters! The competition winners were presented a special prize in Celebration Assembly.
West Yorkshire police continued their E-Safety programme with years 5 and 6.The workshops are age appropriate and aim to improve cyber-awareness in schools by educating children about important topics such as keeping information private, keeping passwords safe and online safety tips.
We aim to inform you of any new resources that will help you to keep your children safe on-line. Here are a some new websites that are worth viewing.
We are really pleased to be working with West Yorkshire police this year as part of their E-Safety programme.The workshops aim to improve cyber-awareness in schools by educating children about important topics such as keeping information private, keeping passwords safe and online safety tips.
All classes in school have been busy this week taking part in E-Safety workshops. We also held a poster competition for Safer Internet Day and the competition winners were presented with their prizes in a special assembly. Key Stage 2 children also shared poems and stories that they had written all on the theme of E-Safety. A big well done to everyone!
Here are the winning posters:
Foundation Stage Year One
We are supporting Safer Internet Day for the third year running. We will be running different activities throughout the week of Safer Internet Day including assemblies, parent briefings, competitions and workshops. Find out more about Safer Internet Day by clicking on the links below.
Check the games that your children are playing!
This website is amazing. You simply enter the details of the game and it gives an honest and clear review of the game and its content. They also have a brilliant new section for parents. Click on the links below to find out more.
Our recent E-Safety Mark award has been featured on the Telegraph and Argus and The Bradfordian websites. If you would like to read the articles please click on the links below.
Worthinghead Primary School is delighted to receive the E-Safety Mark in recognition of their commitment towards E-Safety education. The award highlights the school’s work in supporting its pupils and their families to use technologies safely; including mobile phones, social media and the internet in general. The school is currently the only school within Bradford to receive the award and has worked with Bradford Curriculum Innovation team to develop best practice. Assessors from the Bradford Learning Network and the South West Grid for Learning visited the school to review the school’s provision. The assessors met with staff, parents and carers, governors and pupils and were pleased to find the school provides a high level of E-Safety protection for its pupils and staff. The E-Safety Mark recognises the school’s commitment to raising awareness and delivering E-Safety education throughout the school.
We are proud that our Year 3 entry was selected as a competition winner in the Bradford Learning Network's Safer Internet Day Competition.
We will be supporting Safer Internet Day again this year. Safer Internet Day will take place on Tuesday 11th February 2014 and aims to make the Internet a safer place by raising education and awareness. The theme this year is 'Let's create a better Internet together'. We have registered as a supporter of this event and will be holding a variety of activities in school throughout the week. These will include themed assemblies, class lessons and activities and a whole school competition. We will also be a parent coffee morning on Safer Internet Day at 9.10am so that parents can learn more about supporting their children to use the Internet safely.
For E-Safety advice and guidance for parents and carers please look at the web links below.
Please visit the CEOP You Tube Video page which contains a variety of videos for Parents and Carers about different aspects of E-Safety.
Children's Safe Search Engines
As part of our E-Safety teaching we ensure that we use safe search engines that are suitable for children. Here are some examples of the different search engines that are available. Please have a look and encourage your child to use these when searching the Internet at home.
We are committed to making on-going improvements to our E-safeguarding provision within school. We are registered with 360 degree E-Safe and regularly review and evaluate the progress we are making. We are proud to have received this certificate which recognises our commitment. Further information can be found at: http://www.360safe.org.uk
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