An introduction to e-Safety for pupils

Introducing Whisper

As part of our ongoing e-Safety we have recently added a new facility, called Whisper. This allows children, parents and careers to report and inform us of any eSafety concerns they may have. Whisper, consists of a website button/link that launches an online dialogue-box. That information is then sent to an allocated email address in school, and the issues can be looked at and dealt with accordingly. 

We all enjoy using the internet, it can be fun and it allows us to find out lots of information BUT there are some rules to follow to keep ourselves and each other safe.  Please look at the information here to give you advice and always ask someone at home or a teacher or TA if you have any questions. Every year you will receive e-safety lessons in PSHE and there will be e-safety assemblies on a regular basis.

Remember to use WHISPER to make an alert about anything which is worrying you about the internet or gaming. (See below or the CONTACT page of this website).

Remember, everything on the list below uses the internet.

  • Websites
  • Learning Platforms and Virtual Learning Environments
  • Email and Instant Messaging
  • Chat Rooms and Social Networking
  • Blogs and Wikis
  • Podcasting
  • Video Broadcasting
  • Music Downloading
  • Gaming
  • Mobile/ Smart phones with text, video and/ or web functionality
  • Other mobile devices with web functionality

Article 17 and Article 36 from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child both relate to children’s right to be safe on the internet.

Article 17 (access to information from mass media)

Every child has the right to reliable information from the media.

This should be information that children can understand.

Governments must help protect children from materials that could

harm them.

Article 36 (other forms of exploitation)

Governments must protect children from all other forms of

bad treatment.