Kentmere Academy and Nursery

Kentmere Academy and Nursery

E-Safety

Safeguarding is one of the most important features of life at Kentmere Academy. The safety of our children both in the school and at home is a crucial component of the Academy. Kentmere Academy has several measures in place to ensure children who study at Kentmere are in the safest environment they can be. If any parents/carers have any concerns about the safety of their child then please contact the school as soon as possible.


For an overview of Kentmere Academy’s PSHE and internet safety education, please click here.
To read the Summer E-Safety Bulletin click here

Online Safety

Online Safety

Children may spend more time online. Whilst the world of technology can be very exciting, it can also be a very unsafe place. This is why it is important to ensure that you are aware of the risks and what can be done to ensure your child is safe when using a digital device.

Click here to read what parents need to know about WINK, the messaging app used by children.

Click here to read the New Digital Device Bulletin

Youth Produced Imagery

There have been incidents in Rochdale where primary age children have been manipulated into remove their clothing whilst on camera. Find out more

Childline

You can report and have images removed on the childline website. Click here for more information.

Parental Controls

It is important to set restrictions to ensure your child is protected when using their digital device.

If you have an Apple device click here for guidance on how to set up parental controls for apps.
If you have an Android device click here for guidance on how to set up parental controls for apps.
Apple also provide further restrictions for when your child is using your device. Click here to set up Apple Guided Access on your device.

If you worried about any kind of online abuse you can find out more and report your concerns on the CEOP website here.

 

Keeping Safe Online

Keeping Safe Online

E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Kentmere Academy. We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any E-Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with school policies. E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
Internet Safety at Kentmere Academy is overseen by Simon Day, Chair of Governors.

Kentmere Academy offers a number of E-Safety awareness resources and evening provisions, both for parents and students, as part of its community links initiatives.

This E-Safety provision is in partnership with other partner schools in the Watergrove Trust.

If you worried about any kind of online abuse you can find out more and report your concerns on the CEOP website here.

Find out how to set parental controls on your devices by reading the Internet Matters guide.

You can also find out more about internet safety via:
Net Aware
Safer Internet
Childnet
Think U Know

For information on educational apps you can visit:
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-lists

Watch the Trust’s Online Safety video here

 

Useful Guides
YouTube Video Restrictions

Search Engines

Search Engines

Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:

Internet research

nICE
CBBC
Kids Yahoo

Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. Click here to read more.

Image searching

Pics4Learning
picsearch

 

Social Media

Social Media

Social media is part of most of our everyday lives. There are a lot of advantages to using social media, however, it is important that all forms of social media are used safely and that children are always guided by parents on how to use social media safety and responsibly.

A few quick tips:

- Always consider the highest privacy settings on your social media profiles. This is especially important with children.

- Always think about what you are saying on social media. What you write on social media can affect your day to day lives.

- Never ever contact or accept contacts from people you do not know or trust in real life on social media. Unfortunately, not everybody on social media has the best intentions and it is important that we all realise that just because you are talking to people via the internet does not mean that you should treat strangers any differently than you would if you met them in real life.

- Never agree to meet people you talk to online unless you know and trust them in real life.

If you have any questions or problems that have occurred online you should speak to our safeguarding team.

Digital Leaders

Digital Leaders

We are proud to have Digital Leaders who work hard at our school to promote E-Safety and support where appropriate across the school. They help to organise E-Safety events across school including E-Safety workshops. Feeding back at regular meetings, the Digital Leaders report on other students’ views on Computing and suggest ideas for enhancing learning.

Please read The Digital Leaders Guide to E-Safety here.

Northern Alliance
Sainsbury's School Games Gold Mark
Leading Parent Partnership Award
Rochdale REAL Trust
5 Star Hygiene Rating
Healthy School Award 2016
Eco school bronze award
School Council Award, Rochdale
Arts Council England Silver Award
SSAT Primary Network
Rights Respecting Logo
Diana Award
Rainbow Flag Skilled Teacher
Rights Respecting Silver Logo
E-Safety Award
ICT Mark Accredited
Reading Silver
School Gold
IQM Centre of Excellence Award
Badge School Status
School Games 19/20
Nace 2021-2024
Kentmere Academy and Nursery

Headteacher - Mrs Nicola Howard

Contact Details

Kentmere Academy
Kentmere Avenue
Smallbridge
Rochdale OL12 9EE

Reception 01706 647 533

Email
Office@kentmereacademy.co.uk

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