All staff are trained annually and are kept up to date with any changes regularly during INSETs and staff meetings. We hold an Online Safety assembly every term and annually Bedfordshire Police hold an information session to the parents. All staff logins and computers are checked regularly by the Network Manager. We have a system in place, so if any concerns are raised all staff are aware of the correct reporting procedures.
At Ferrars we teach how to use the Online Safety programme - 'Hector Protector'. The children are taught to click on Hector who swims around the screen if they see something they do not like or makes their tummy feel funny.
You can download Hector Protector which is totally free from www.thinkuknow.co.uk You can watch Hector's cartoons and meet the other characters on the thinkuknow website.
360 Degree Safe
We regularly improve our Online Safety procedures by reviewing our practice using 360 Degree Safe Review Tool.
Are you sharing too much of your child's life online? Click on the link to the CBeebies Grown Ups page and read through the tips and information.
Reporting Inappropriate Content
If you see any content online which you feel to be illegal or inappropriate content - you can report it directly to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection team) by clicking on the logo. The government has setup up the CEOP reporting centre to make sure that young people and children are kept safe online. This link will direct you to their reporting centre directly.
Other websites you can use and share with your child / children:
Vodafone produces an online magazine and advise to help and guide parents on how to keep your child safe with all the modern technology which is available to children today. Please click on the link to read more.
Please click on the attachment to see our latest Online Safety booklet and useful stories.