STARZ+ / E-Safety

Starz is our 'learning platform'. Every child in our school is provided with their own personal log-in to access their own part of this. They can email their friends, join or start a discussion forum, and write a blog. Starz provides a useful link between school and home, and also provides the children with a safe place to talk with their friends.

Click on the STARZ sign below to go there now:

 

When STARZ is open, click on this sign (top right) to open additional learning activities. 

 

STARZ includes the following features to keep children safe: individual user names and passwords, a safemail system where children can email others in our school, age-appropriate search engines and web-based resources. Alongside this, teachers have the ability to monitor chat, and children can whistle-blow anything they consider inappropriate themselves.

Useful Information for Parents
 
The home is a great place to support their learning and understanding. One of the most important things to emphasise to your child is how to use the Internet safely. At school we think about being:
 
- keep personal details safe.
- do not meet anyone you have only spoken to online.
- do not accept a document or website link from someone you don't know.
- is this website a reliable information source?
- do I need to tell someone about what is happening?
Vodafone also produce a great Digital Parenting magazine for parents - providing you with a wealth of resources and ideas for keeping your family safe online.
To view this online magazine, please click on the link below.

Our recent e-Safety Information Evening for parents was a great opportunity to find out more about how to keep your children safe online. See the top tips below, from Cambridgeshire ICT Service.

Top tips for keeping your children safe online:

 Find out what your child is doing online

    • Be more familiar with their online world
    • Get them to show you – make it clear from the beginning that you’re interested and would like to be involved
    • Agree rules as a family about personal information, time spent online, and contacting people via the internet.…reinforce the SMART rules

 Assess the Risks and Opportunities:

    • Where are the devices?
    • What can they do? 
    • Can your child get online in his / her bedroom? 
    • Have you enabled any parental settings on devices / the internet as it comes into the house?
    • Disable or cover webcams to avoid accidental sharing of images and talk to your child about the risks of sharing images

 Know where to go for help and advice

CEOP (for reporting when things concern you) - https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/Parents/