What is e-safety?
E-safety is about the protection of children whilst they are using the Internet and digital technologies such as mobile phones, games consoles and wireless technology. It highlights the need to educate children and young people about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology.
E-Safety at Shakespeare
All children are taught about how to be safe online whenever they use the computers or iPads in School. Children should be supervised at all times when playing online games or using chatrooms or other social media, particularly if these could involve people they do not know.
Our Shakespeare DB Primary site allows children to work and communicate in a safe and secure environment, accessible only by pupils and staff at Shakespeare. However, if a child should be made to feel sad, scared or unsafe by anything they have seen or received on DB Primary, they can click the golden whilstle button in the top left corner of every page. Clicking this button notifies your child's class teacher and our safeguarding team and helps us make sure children stay safe online.
Each child receives a username and password for their DB Primary and Times Tables Rockstars (TTRS) accounts. These should be kept safe and not shared, even with siblings or friends.
In light of recent media coverage about social media applications and websites such as Snapchat and Roblox, we recommend that all parents read the NSPCC Parents' guide to being Share Aware.
There are a range of organisations around the world set up especially to handle reports of suspected online child abuse or illegal online content and you can find out about these organisations and how they can help you by selecting the links below.
Has someone done something online that has made you or a child or young person you know, feel worried or unsafe?
IWF are the UK Hotline for reporting criminal online content and work with the Internet industry, police and international partners to get criminal content removed. Reports to the IWF are confidential and can be submitted anonymously. Your report to the Hotline may help to trace and rescue a young victim from further abuse.
If you have any worries or concerns about e-safety and your children and you cannot find suitable help on the above websites then please contact School and we will arrange for you to speak with a member of staff.