Keep your child safe with Parent Controls

St Luke's School Internet Security


At St Luke's, all our access to the internet is controlled, managed and supported to prevent children and adults accessing imagery that is unsuitable for children. We work with Hertfordshire's SITTS team to ensure our systems are safe.

Parent Controls in your home.


If you do not set Parent Controls in your home, your son/daughter will be able to access explicit pornography, offensive language, potential radicalization and potential grooming by paedophiles. It is crucial for the protection of your child, that you set Parent Controls on electronic gaming, access to the internet, any smart phones and smart TV, Sky/Virgin Media etc.

No Age 18 Games!


You must also prevent your child from accessing PS4/X-Box games that are age-restricted. The language used in these games and requirements of some, like GTA (Grand Theft Auto) requires the player to 'act' murder, theft, prostitution and torture. Our children find it hard to distinguish between reality, appropriateness and acceptable behaviours - consider how games such as this will further distort your child's understanding.

Google's 'safetycenter'

Online Safety

We do all we can at St Luke's to keep children safe when using our networks and ICT. We teach awareness of being safe on the internet through good practice and an inclusive curriculum. Our teaching has an expectation that we will support children develop a self awareness of keeping themselves and others safe when using ICT in and out of the school environment.

If an Online Safety incident occurs at St Luke's School, we will fully investigate it, following the Local Authority's guidelines and reporting criminal activity to the police and LADO.

Other helpful sites:
Stop Cyberbullying - www.stopcyberbullying.org
Stop Cyberbullying provides a wide range of information about Cyberbullying, prevention, the law and is suitable for everyone. ‘Laugh at it and you’re part of it’

Bullying UK - www.bullying.co.uk
This website has a wealth of information, advice and links for everyone. One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email.

Kidsmart - www.kidsmart.org.uk
Kidsmart is an award winning practical internet safety programme website for schools, young people, parents and agencies, produced by the children’s internet charity Childnet International.

Thinkuknow - www.thinuknow.co.uk
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has a website which has been designed and written specifically for children of different ages to ensure children stay safe on the Internet.

Hertfordshire Police - www.herts.police.uk
Chatright aims to show yound people and parents how to use the Internet, mobile telephones, blogs and gaming safely.

Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre (CEOP)
- www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

Our Online Safety Policy:

TELL, TELL, TELL


Be aware of how to be safe online

Parents - Ensure your internet controls are set to protect your child



KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SAFE
  • Never give out your name, address, school or anyother information about yourself to people you meet on the Internet
  • Never send any pictures of yourself or people from your family
  • Don’t tell anybody other than parents and carers your passwords
  • If you are worried about things you see or hear tell a parent or teacher straight away.
  • Don’t ever agree to meet somebody from the Internet in real life without telling a parent or carer. Some people pretend to be children but are adults who could be dangerous to you.


OPENING ATTACHMENTS
  • Only open e-mails from people you know. Ask an adult if you’re not sure. You might be opening a thing called a virus which can damage your computer
  • If you open something by accident which worries you tell an adult immediately and they will tell you what to do.
  • Sometimes you are asked to forward a “chain” e-mail or something bad might happen to you. Delete these e-mails and do not worry. Don’t pass them on.


DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ
Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet. If you want to find out information for schoolwork especially when at home try sites you trust such as BBC Schools. If you need more help ask your teacher who will point you in the right direction.

TELL TELL TELL
  • If you see something on the Internet that you think is wrong tell a grown- up straight away. You won’t get in trouble for telling. If people are being nasty or you don’t like their questions stop talking to them and come off the computer.
  • If somebody wants to meet you who you’ve talked to online tell your parents/carers as soon as possible.
  • If you receive a nasty online message from a bully tell somebody immediately and show them the message.