Online safety is an integal part of the children's education in today's digital world and is embedded across the curriculum in school. We want to support not only the children but parents and carers in improving their understanding of online safety issues to as a community, they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.
- Headteacher - Leanne Gaffiney
- Deputy Headteacher - Jo Lane
- Computing Lead and Online Safety Lead - Kelsey Grigg
- Computing and Online Safety Governor - Matt Booth
- Teaching assistant and ELSA Lead - Carolyn Lee
- OSG Student representatives
If you have a concern regarding online safety about a child or children who attend Walton, please email the below address to report your concern:
CEOP is a law enforcement agency and is here to help keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. We help thousands of children and young people every year who have been in a similar situation to you. CEOP are unable to respond to reports about bullying, fake accounts or account hacking.
They are there to help and give you advice, and you can make a report directly to them if you are worried about online sexual abuse or something has happened online which has made you feel unsafe, scared or worried. This might be from someone you know in real life, or someone you have only ever met online.
If you make a report to us about sexual abuse or grooming online it will be read by one of our Child Protection Advisors who will get in contact with you on the phone number or email address that you give to us to make sure that you are safe. They will also discuss with you what will happen next. Please try not to worry, you have done nothing wrong and we will do all we can to help you.
They work together with lots of other professionals whose jobs are also to make sure you are safe, this includes other police agencies. If a crime has been committed we will work together and use our specialist skills to identify the person or people responsible and bring them into the criminal justice system.
The CEOP Education website also has information and advice to help you to stay safe if something has happened to you online.
CEOP are unable to respond to reports about bullying but if you are being bullied and would like to talk to someone in confidence right now you can call Childline on 0800 1111 or talk to them online - no worry is too big or too small. Please also tell an adult that you trust, like a parent/carer or teacher.
Below are some links that can be accessed by parents, carers and children if they feel unsafe online or unsure about something they have overheard or witnessed.
Below are some attachments and website links to support parents and carers in understanding the age rating of films and TV programmes, the steps to take to increase security and parental controls on different sites and the channels to follow to report concerns on these sites.
A cartoon to help children stay safe online.
"Come in to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom, at home or just to get with it. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online. All the information here is brought to you by the team at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre. We hope you like it!"
"Welcome to the UK Safer Internet Centre, where you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet."
"Welcome to Childnet International, a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children."
"A brilliant e-safety resource for young children.Help arrives just in time for Digiduck when faced with a difficult decision! Follow Digiduck and his pals in this story of friendship and responsibility online."