E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at High Halden Primary School. E-Safety is taught to all pupils which explains and demonstrates how to stay safe and behave appropriately online but we can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with you. Your help is needed to talk to your children about how they can keep themselves safe and behave appropriately online. It’s important that we are all vigilant when children are using the internet and act to ensure they are protected from people who may pose a risk to them. Children can accidentally or deliberately be exposed to illegal, unwanted or unpleasant content, comments or activity online and there are steps you can take at home to minimise this risk.
- S - Safe: Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information when you're chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number and password.
- M - Meet: Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents' or carers' permission and even then only when they can be present. Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.
- A - Accepting: Accepting emails, messages, or opening files, images or texts from people you don't know or trust can lead to problems — they may contain viruses or nasty messages!
- R - Reliable: Someone online might lie about who they are and information on the intemet may not be true. Always check information by
- T - Tell: Tell a parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone, or something, makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.
At High Halden, our e-Safety Coordinator is Mrs Burlton
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Burlton and Mr Hawkins, who are available to discuss any help you may need or concerns that you may have.
If you are worried that your child is at risk of harm or criminal offence has been committed then you can report your concerns using one of the following contacts.
Kent Police: 101
Children’s Social Care: 03000 41 11 11
If you need to contact us outside of normal office hours, for example during the night, call 03000 41 91 91.
If you think someone is in immediate danger, the best thing to do is call 999 for the emergency services.
CEOP: Visit www.ceop.police.uk and use the “Click CEOP” reporting button