Telephone: 020 8509 6180    

Email: school@edinburgh.waltham.sch.uk

Point of contact for queries: Sandra Rad - Office Manager

97 Queens Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 8QR

Headteacher: Jane Harris

At Edinburgh, we take online safety very seriously. Online safety is embedded into the school's ICT/ computing curriculum as well as the wider PSHE curriculum. Every year, the school takes part in the national Internet Safety Day as well as themed assemblies taking place throughout the year. This page is intended to promote online safety and well-being for pupils, parents and carers. If you ever have an online safety concern, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Buckley, leader of computing or another member of staff at the school.

CEOP is an organisation dedicated to child exploitation and online protection.

 

Lee and Kim explore how to stay safe on the internet, to not give out their personal information and to become aware of online cyber bullies

 

This short film is designed to help children of 5 - 7 years come to terms with being safe online.

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Know it all for parents is another note-worthy resource for supporting e-safety at home.

 

Some of the resources may take a while to download, depending on your connection, as many of the files include downloadable video clips.

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Would you let your child watch a 18+ movie?

No!

So why let them play inappropriate games at home?

 

Video games have age appropriate ratings too. For more information please see http://www.pegi.info/

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Computer games

We understand that children enjoy playing computer games and with endless new releases each week, it can be hard for parents and carers to keep up to date with the games content.

Please note that games are rated in a similar way to movies. For example, if a game contains content unsuitable for children it will be given an appropriate age certificate. Please be advised that games rated at 15, 16 or 18 DO contain scenes unsuitable for young pupils. You can visit the european wide website - PEGI.info- to see the latest game releases and content within the game.

 

Parents should consider these tips regarding computer games:

 

- Always look for the age classification on the game package or via the search engine on this website.

 

- Try to look for a summary or review of the game content or ideally play the game yourself first.

 

- Play video games with your children, watch over them when they play and talk with them about the games they play. Explain why certain games are not suitable.

 

= Be aware that online games sometimes enable the download of extra software that can alter the game content and eventually the age classification of the game.

 

- Online games are usually played in virtual communities requiring players to interact with unknown fellow players. Tell your children not to give out personal details and report inappropriate behaviour.

 

- Set the limits by using the parental control tools of the game console or pc. Also consider the location of these gaming and 'online connected' devices.

Digital Parenting

It is vital  that parents and carers work with the school to ensure children stay safe in their use of technology. When we talk about online safety, we are not just refferring to the internet. We are talking about ever expanding connected use covering the use of computers, games consoles (such as X-Box), mobile phones, televisions, tablets (such as the iPad) and many other devices that continue to emerge.

 

By developing an awareness of these, and learn how to stay safe with them, enables all of us to use the devices as intended.

There are several elements to online safety that we teach and explore at Edinburgh Primary:

 

-How to use the internet safely, and what to do if something goes wrong or we see something we shouldn't

- How to keep ourselves safe - keeping our details private and keeping our data secure

- How to behave when using technology - being courteous and responsible, and what to do if others treat us in a way which is not kind. (This strand also links with our behaviour and anti-bullying policies.)

 

- Encouraging a healthy use of technology - not over-using mobiles, consoles or computers.

 

You recently received a copy of the online safety magazine 'Digital Parenting' produced by Vodaphone. You can download a digital copy here if you have mislaid it and catch up on past editions, they are worth reading!

 

 

You will have been asked to fill out our 'acceptable use policy' when your child started in September. This details some of the ways in which we encourage children to behave, and outlines our rules for safe use of technology. We also ask your permission for the use of photos and video on the website and in other places. You can download both of these documents at the bottom of this page.