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Wishing you all a safe and fabulous Summer holiday. We look forward to welcoming you all back on Tuesday 4th September 2018.

Internet and E-Safety

At North Crescent, we understand the responsibility to educate our pupils on e-safety issues; teaching them the appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills to enable them to remain both safe and legal when using the internet and related technologies, in and beyond the context of the classroom. 

As part of our Computing Curriculum all children follow our E-safety Scheme of work focusing on identifying some of the risks from being on-line and how to keep themselves safe. The teachers reinforce these e-safety messages during the use of Computing across the curriculum. In lessons where the internet is accessed, pupils are guided to sites checked as suitable for their use and processes are in place for dealing with any unsuitable material that is found in internet searches. Pupils are taught in all lessons to be critically aware of the materials/content they access online and be guided to validate the accuracy of information. 

 

In school we have clear rules about using the internet and these are displayed in every classroom. (See also North Crescent E-safety Agreement link below) 

 

Encourage your child to use safe search when using the internet.

See links below

Online Safety Tips

Keep your child safe this Christmas

It’s important to be aware of technology, toys and internet safety this Christmas. That’s because over the next few years, millions of objects will be connected to the internet. You might have already bought an internet-connected Christmas gift for your child, so it’s important to be aware of the potential risks.

What is the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things, sometimes called the IoT, refers to everyday objects that connect to the internet. Internet of Things devices can be activated using voice commands and can be controlled remotely using a smartphone app. Lots of these devices are also Bluetooth-enabled, meaning they are able to connect to nearby devices, without having to connect to the internet.

Internet of Things examples include:

    • smart speakers, such as Google Home and Amazon Echo
    • wearables, such as Fitbit and Apple Watch
    • smart meters measuring household energy consumption.

What is the Internet of Toys?

Along with the devices above, many toys now connect to the internet. This is sometimes referred to as the Internet of Toys. These products include:

    • toys with voice and/or image recognition, such as Hello Barbie™ and Furby Connect
    • app-enabled robots, drones and other mechanical toys, such as Dash and Dot.

What are the risks of internet-connected devices?

Because IoT devices can feel unobtrusive in the home, you may not realise they pose the same security risks as more conventional devices, such as smartphones and tablets. This means you could be more relaxed about your security when using them. In reality, these devices collect personal data, often both audio and visual. These devices might also be vulnerable to hacking, as there are no safeguards or security standards for internet-connected objects.

For more information and guidance follow the link below.

Parent Factsheets

We hope you will find the web links below useful:
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