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E-safety

“Pupils have a good awareness of keeping themselves safe in many situations, including whilst on the Internet. Almost all parents responding to the on-line survey, Parent View, felt the school was successful in keeping children safe.” OFSTED Report 2015

Internet Use and Digital Images

Hounslow Heath Infant and Nursery School regularly use the Internet for its rich source of teaching material.  As well as teachers using the Internet, children may visit different websites themselves to help them gain valuable information on a variety of subjects and to learn more about information and communication technology in general.  Children are always supervised when working on computers and access to the Internet is filtered to avoid inappropriate material being accessed from school. 

Hounslow Heath Infant and Nursery School take and use still and moving images of the children within the school for assemblies, school projects or for office use.  Where images of children are stored digitally on our computer network alongside full names or addresses, access is restricted and only available to school staff, all of whom have been police checked and cleared to work with children. 

Children’s photographs may be used by the school in newsletters or on the school website to celebrate their achievements or to illustrate good work in practise.  They may also be used by media and news gathering associations such as newspapers, television or websites.  Permission for the use of children’s images in these domains are always sought and established through written consent prior to any such publication or broadcast.  In no circumstances would children’s photographs be used in a public domain by the school alongside their full names or addresses.

If any parent or carer has any concerns about an issue relating to the use of digitally stored images or how the school uses the Internet with their child, or are unhappy with the present arrangements and do not wish the school to include photographs of their child, please call into the school office so an appointment can be made to discuss these matters further.

The children are educated in school about the importance of staying safe when using the Internet and e-safety forms an important part of the school curriculum.  You can find information and activities aimed at teaching the children about how to keep safe on the Internet by going to https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/ or viewing the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nMUbHuffO8
Please note these activities and videos are aimed at a 5 to 7 years old age group.  For Nursery or Reception children parents and carers can watch the following video with their children  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5kW4pI_VQw  and use it to discuss the importance of never going onto a computer or tablet without their grown ups permission.

For more information about keeping children safe on the Internet including videos, related games and quizzes, there is a Fronter virtual classroom dedicated to e-safety.  You can access this from our homepage by scrolling down to Fronter Home Learning , clicking on Fronter and logging in with your child's individual account details.   Our paid subscription to Espresso Discovery Education also has an e-safety area.  You can access this from the same Fronter Home Learning tab, scrolling down to Espresso and logging in with the username: student3307; password: 123456 and clicking again on Espresso > Key Stage 1 > Computing > Online Safety.