Please view our Safer Internet Day (SID) Page 

At Kirkburton Middle School we take Children’s safety very seriously.  For E-Safety, we try to keep pupils and staff up to date with Privacy Settings.  Pupils are introduced to this topic from day one, when they receive their individual Network Password and are made aware of the school’s acceptable use of ICT and Internet Use policy.  In their planner, the pupils and their parents/carers are asked to read, sign and agree to these policies.

Throughout their time at Kirkburton Middle School, E-safety and Cyberbullying is mentioned as part of the curriculum and assembly topics.  The school enjoys taking part in SID (Safer Internet Day) each February.  A number of staff members are Trainers or Ambassadors of CEOP and use their knowledge to talk to the pupils and have invited parents from KMS and our pyramid First Schools to attend an E-Safety Evening.  Below are some of the resources used at the evening.

If you would like further information or advice you may prefer to speak to Mrs Jackson (Assistant Head, Pastoral Support, Child Protection Officer and Safeguarding) or Mr Johnson, Headteacher.

The 1 minute video below is an introduction to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)

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Parents Section For Parental Controls etc

(thanks to Oldham E-Safety Week Resources, CEOP and www.nowyoudo.co.uk)

NetVeda Safety Net – Firewall with child safe internet access and parental controls.

K9 Web Protection – Free internet filtering
Safe Families – Internet filtering and parental control we-blocker
X3watch – accountability program that reports on questionable sites visited

Messaging Apps – information regarding different messaging apps used and the degree to which they are safe for children to use.

 

Children’s Section Online Safety

Chatdanger – How to keep safe while chatting online by Childnet International

Think U Know – Part of the child exploitation and online protection (CEOP)

Childnet – Sorted keep your Information secure online

CEOP main site – Child exploitation and online protection (CEOP)

Internet Watch Foundation – for reporting illegal content

Kids Browsers

Firefly Web Browser – Web Browser made for kids – This free Web browser gives young kids a safer place to browse the Web, although configurations are slim and can’t be customized for multiple children.

Filter Content In Popular Search Engines

Google Safe Search

Yahoo Search Preferences

 

“The best kids sites on the net” – click HERE

 

Kids Search Engines

ASK For Kids

KidsClick

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 Parental Information

Vodaphone’s Digital Parenting Magazine