Duffield Meadows Primary School

E-Safety

​​E-safety, or staying safe online, has become a key part of all children's safety in this digital age. As a primary school, we take this area of child safety very seriously. As digital technology is regarded as an indispensible tool for both teaching and learning at Duffield Meadows, all staff sign and agree to the terms set out in the school policy, Use of the Internet and Electronic Communication 2013.pdf. All pupils in school and their parents have also signed to agree to the terms set out in the policy, Pupil Acceptable Use policy 2013.pdf. Regular participation in events such as www.saferinternetday.org, are supplemented by recurrent, age-appropriate, teaching. We also hold parent events on this subject - please keep an eye on newsletters for the next date.

There are numerous sites with excellent advice for both parents and children, some of which we have listed below. Please also find downloadable  including those available from both Derbyshire County Council and the Department of Education.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre advice for children of all ages (5+) and parents of children - advice and videos.

UK Safer Internet Centre advice for parents includes guides to setting up parental controls provided by a number of internet service providers.

Anti-virus software company McAfee have published a useful Parent's Guide to Social Networking

Advice_for_Parents_on_Cyberbullying_131114.pdf (Dept. for Education)

Parental Guidance - Social Media.pdf (Derbyshire County Council)

Social Media Guidance - Parents.pdf (Derbyshire County Council)

SimpleSteps.pdf (Parentzone)

Should you wish to discuss any of these matters further or have concerns about e-safety within school, please contact Dr Will Dawson, computing subject leader.