E-Safety and safeguarding
Safeguarding and Internet Safety are taken very seriously at Hilden Oaks. All staff have a responsibility to help keep others safe, and there are also specific responsibilities for nominated individuals. These are:
- Mrs Joiner - Designated Child Protection Officer (DCPO)
- Mrs G Palmer - Deputy DCPO
- Mrs S Wade - e-Safety Co-Ordinator
- Mr R Oliver and Mrs S Hartley - School e-Safety Officers
There are many websites that provide information and help on e-Safety. Here are a few of our favourites.
- BBC Online Safety Guide
- CBBC StaySafe - has excellent materials to use with your family
- CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
- eSafety in Kent - information for families from Kent County Council. Their leaflet for primary age children is here: Children, ICT & e-Safety
- Google Family Safety Centre has tips and advice, including help on how to set up the Google safety tools.
- Hector's World - e-Safety materials on the theme of Hector the Dolphin. The Hector Safety Button, used at Hilden Oaks, can be downloaded free for home use here
- KELSI eSafety Information - Information from Kent Education Learning and Skills Information
- Kidsmart - has more materials for use with your family. We display their Be Smart Poster in our classrooms; perhaps it could be displayed near your home computer.
- Online Safety Helpine for Professionals
available to all professionals who work with children and young people
- Parental controls - How to set up the Parental Controls offered by your Internet Service Provider
Guides to BT, Sky, Talk Talk and Virgin Media all in one place
- Safety Tools on social networks and other online services
A fantastic resource from th UK Safer Internet centre covering sites from ask.fm to TouTube via Club Penguin and Moshi Monsters.
- "Talk with your kids about being safe online" from Safekids.com
- ThinkUKnow contains materials for children of different age groups, for parents and for teachers.
- Vodafone Parents contains lots of useful information for parents on keeping their children safe online.