In response to the questionnaires submitted after Class Assemblies we will post the most frequently asked questions, and do our best to provide an answer. Prior to Class Assemblies members of the E-Safety committee will be available to answer questions or offer advice.
How do I set up internet filters?
Each broadband service provider is different; however all have some form of filtering you can set. These can limit either whole content or individual web pages. We have created a page of some of the most widely used providers and their contact details.
Can children change the parental setting after they have been set up?
Each device is different; however most can be set to request a pin in order to make changes to settings. Here is a useful website, which includes a simple and straight forward step by step guide to setting parental controls. You can choose the specific device you are trying to protect.
What curriculum does the school follow?
Dane Royd covers E-Safety topics throughout a variety of lessons; teachers are however required to teach one discreet E-Safety lesson per half term. Pupils record one or two key points from these lessons. A register is taken at the start of each E-Safety lesson and pupils who are not present on that day are required to catch up. A link to the curriculum that Dane Royd follows is below.
Can school run workshops on setting up parental controls?
Each academic year we run a workshop focusing on assisting in setting up parental controls on a range of devices, parents were invited to bring in their device and together with two members of the E-Safety committee looked at different settings that ccould be put in place. If you are struggling with setting up these contols or would like some advice and guidance please do not hesitate to contact school and we will help in any way we can.
What is done in school to protect our children?
Before the children use the computers, laptops, fizz books or IPads the teacher recaps the school SMART e-safety rules (ThinkUKnow). All internet content goes through a strict filtering system of which the school can add website to if desired. For further details please see the school E-Safety policy which explains in greater detail how this is done.
Throughout the year the school runs a series of assemblies relating to keeping safe online, these are age appropriate and enhance the skills of the children to spot the dangers when using the internet, but also highlight the positive aspects of internet use.
The school works closely with outside organisations e.g. NSPCC and our local PCSO to draw on their wealth of knowledge in this area.