E-Safety at St Philip Evans Primary School
Use the links below to find out more about issues related to internet safety
Our children today are growing up in a very different world from the one we grew up in. Many children today have regular access to the internet via PCs, games consoles and mobile technologies. While this instant communication offers fantastic opportunities for learning it is our responsibility as adults to ensure we keep our children safe from any dangers or images that could upset them.
At St Philip Evans RC Primary School, we have a robust e-safety policy and Acceptable Use Agreements in place to protect pupils and staff.
All pupils receive e-safety lessons as part of their curriculum. We have an annual visit from our School Liaison Officer from South Wales Police to talk about the issue of Cyber-bullying. As a school we will also try to support parents in educating everybody about issues linked to e-safety.
Pupils also regularly receive assemblies dealing with the issue of e-safety. Please support us by talking to your child about e-safety issues and monitoring what they are doing online and while using technology, remembering that this responsibility of the adults at home. As a school we do not encourage pupils to access public domain online gaming platforms like Fortnite, or other games with online features, as this is against age restriction guidelines for primary children (13+ years).
The resources below are provided by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP). Please visit their website to find out more www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Other resources can be seen on their YouTube page www.youtube.com/user/ceop
Congratulations! We are once again an e-safe school!
Thank you for all your hard work in school and at home, as we continue to help one another grow and develop into digitally competent citizens.
Please us this page and its links to keep up to date with e-safety tips and messages at home and in school..
"If you care, please don't share!"
We also ask that during school performances and events, that all types of media (photos, videos etc) are not shared online, respecting the privacy of those performing/participating.
Online Gaming and Age Restrictions
So, how are games and apps rated?
Boxed games for consoles and computers within the UK, such as Call of Duty, are given a PEGI (Pan-European Game Information) rating of 3, 7, 12, 16, or 18 based on the content it includes. The box displays descriptors of what the game contains i.e. violent or innappropriate content.
Apps are rated slightly differently. On Google Play games are also given a PEGI rating, but iTunes and Amazon have their own game rating system. It is important that you always get permission from an adult before downloading or using an new app at home or in school.
It is also important to note that ratings are based on the content of the game, rather than the difficulty level, or whether you can communicate with other people. Even if a game is rated as 3, it may still allow children to talk to other players. Not all players will be the same age.
Here are our tips to help keep safe when thinking about age ratings:
There are several things you can do:
Talk regularly about what games, apps and sites you are using with your parents.
Tell an adult you trust if you feel worried or upset by anything you have heard or seen online.
Agree: Make sure you know how how to report or block other users. Ask your parents to help you apply privacy settings, where possible so that you control who can see your profile.