At Sherborne Primary School we want to help and support families enjoy the internet while being kept safe. We have a strong internet filtering system to ensure that when the children are online they are kept safe. Internet safety is regularly spoken about as part of our curriculum and we especially focus on this during Internet Safety Day. Children are helped to remember internet safety with SMART posters which are on display in every classroom. Every two years we invite Dorset Police to run sessions for students, parents and staff.
If you would like to speak to someone about using the internet at home with your children, then please contact the office. Childnet provides some excellent resources to use at home with your children. They have produced an Online Safety Agreement to use at home.
- If you have been a victim of a cyber-crime please report it online here. Alternatively if you wish to speak with someone call 101 or contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040, www.actionfraud.police.uk.
- If you have any concerns that a child you know may be a victim of Child Sexual Exploitation report it to Dorset Police on 101 or if you believe a child is in immediate danger, call 999.
You can also report concerns directly to The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP): www.ceop.police.uk
- CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency, and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP is designed to help young people (up to age 18) who have been forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity with anyone online or in the real world.
- You can also report child sexual abuse content and non-photographic child sexual abuse images to the Internet Watch Foundation.
Some links to more information:
- Think U Know – containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
- Kidsmart – An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
- Know IT All – lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.