Ribbon are currently striving to create an E-safety policy that meets the ever-changing needs and demands of our children.
Whilst this work is continuing we feel it is of high importance to make our children aware of the dangers of the online world. In Reception and Nursery settings the children are educated about online safety through a series of cartoon animations and storybooks entitled ‘Lee and Kims Adventures’.
In Years 1, 2 and 3, the children are educated about online safety through the series of Hector’s World animations. Through watching the series, the children are made aware of the dangers of giving out personal information when playing online games and working on the internet.
The children in Years 4, 5 and 6 discuss the dangers of disclosing information and putting information onto social networking sites though the CEOP (Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre) Jigsaw material and Think You Know.co.uk activities.
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in’the real world’, or both. The CEOP safety centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by Clicking the Click CEOP button below.
Ribbon also place impetus on the Zip it, Lock it, Flag it initiative:
Zip it: Keep your personal stuff private and think about what you say and do online.
Lock it: Block people who send nasty messages and don’t open unknown links and attachments.
Flag it: Flag up with someone you trust if anything upsets you or if someone asks to meet you offline.
As well as this all of our children are expected to sign an acceptable use policy which outlines rules, rights and responsibilities for online activities.
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