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E-Safety

Online Safety at Toddington St George

The Internet is a great place for children to learn and have fun but it can also be a place with hidden dangers for the uninformed child and even adult. When using the Internet always be wary of opening emails from someone you do not know or downloading applications or software as they might contain a virus.
At the school we work hard to make sure our children are protected from the darker side of the Internet by using  extremely sophisticated web filtering software that is hosted by Schools Broadband. The filter not only blocks unwanted content but also removes ads, prevents certain videos from running and blocks offensive and inappropriate word searches.  Our teaching staff regularly dedicate whole ICT lessons to E-Safety and staying safe online.  We also promote the KidSMART S.M.A.R.T guidelines for staying safe online.   

Having a strong password is  key to protecting your online information.
This is a tip for setting up a really strong password that is easy to remember
  

Never use a password which contains the names and birth dates of your family. Hackers have software that will break through weak passwords like names within seconds.  A more secure method is to use a favourite quote, line of a poem or song.
For example  suppose you chose the first line of a song like “Hey Jude don’t be afraid”. Use the first letter from each word to create the password, make one or two letters into capitals. Add an easy to remember number and place a special character somewhere in the mix. Your password would look something like this !HJdbA1066. Easy to remember but almost impossible for a hacker to crack.

This link will download a security certificate to your device for access to the school broadband TSG’s School Broadband Internet Certificate Download

External E-Safety Links
Safety Net Kids
Bedfordshire Police Online Safety Guide
CEOP’s Think U Know
Kidsmart
Cyber Bullying Advice Sheet Adults
Cyber Bullying Advice Sheet Young People
Internet Safety Advice
Tik Tok Parent Fact Sheet

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.