In an increasingly connected world children are spending more and more time online, both at school and at home. A concern of parents is that their children are safe when they use the internet or any of the many tools available for online access.
In line with Ofsted and government recommendations Malden Manor Primary School teaches the topic of esafety thoroughly to ensure that our children are fully equipped to protect themselves when online.
In computing lessons children are taught specific esafety skills, under guidance from our computing specialist. They learn how to behave appropriately online in a manner that helps to protect themselves from any dangers. Children also learn how to respond to anything online that does worry or upset them.
The school also participates in Safer Internet Day each year and is visited by specialists such as Peter Cowley (Kingston and Richmond Online Safety Adviser) who has shared his expertise with both staff, pupils and parents. To have a look at his recent parent presentation click here.
Our children know to report any inappropriate content, contact or conduct they encounter online to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) by visiting this page and clicking our report link below or the quick link on the homepage
CEOP also has a great website of information on esafety for parents. Please click the link below to visit the page.
To help protect children at school out internet is filtered by LGfL and children are guided to use restricted search engines such as www.primaryschoolict.com
We also encourage parents/guardians to set up filtering on their home networks. For guidance on how to do this you can click here.
The NSPCC has lots of good advice too. Please click here to visit the page
The school has an acceptable use policy and an e-safety policy that are followed. These are available below as is the recent advice to parents regarding age certificates on computer games.