Bleak Hill is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Computing in the 21st Century is seen as an essential resource to support learning and teaching, as well as playing an important role in the everyday lives of children, young people and adults. Consequently, at Bleak Hill we need to build in the use of these technologies in order to arm our young people with the skills to access life-long learning and employment.

 E-safety involves pupils, staff, governors and parents making best use of technology, information, training and this policy to create and maintain a safe online and ICT environment for Bleak Hill School.

CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online - https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

Vodafone have produced a Digital Parenting Magazine which informs parents about the various technologies children are accessing today. There is information on Facebook settingsXbox360 settingsBlackberry controls, jargon busting and many more 'How to Guides'. Well worth a read! - http://www.vodafone.com/content/parents.html/

The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre - http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online - http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/

Internet Matters is a new online portal designed for parents to access simple, easy and practical advice about online safety for their children, right through from pre-school to teens. It provides tips on protecting children from online grooming, cyberbullying, privacy and identity theft and inappropriate content. Internet Matters is a not-for profit organisation set up by BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media - http://www.internetmatters.org/

E Safety 10 Top Ten for Children and Young People

1. Treat your password like your toothbrush – keep it to yourself!

2. Only give your mobile number or personal website address to trusted friends.

3. Block the bully – learn to block or report someone who is behaving badly.

4. Save the evidence – learn how to keep records of offending text messages, pictures or online conversations.

5. Don’t retaliate or reply.

6. Check your profile and make sure it does not include any personal information.

7. Always respect others – be careful what you say online and what images you send.

8. Think before you send – whatever you send can be made public very quickly and could stay online forever.

9. Look out for your friends – and do something if you think they are at risk.

10. Tell your parent, carer or a teacher if something or someone makes you feel uncomfortable or worried.

Safer Internet Day at Bleak Hill

Tuesday 9th February 2016

Today every Class took part in fun activities to learn about keeping safe on the internet.

This theme has been chosen by the INSAFE network as it remains highly relevant in today’s ever changing technologically-capable society. This theme encourages children to think about how they play a part in making the internet a positive place, and consider what to do if they experience anything negative online. The theme for Safer Internet Day 2016 highlights the issues and concerns that young people have when they’re online, but the theme primarily focuses on practical solutions and responding appropriately to negative content so that we can all ‘play our part for a better internet’.

Smartie the penguin helped EYFS and Key Stage 1 understand how to stay safe on the internet.

Click on link to read his story.

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Contact the School

Bleak Hill Primary School

Hamilton Road, Windle, St Helens
Merseyside WA10 6HG

Main Contact: Mr I Wellens

Tel: 01744 678190