Online safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Montrose. We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. E-safety incidents are recorded and dealt with swiftly. Class teachers are responsible for ensuring e-safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online. It is important that you speak to your children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online and that you monitor what they are doing when using phones, computers tablets etc.
We send out regular online safety newsletters to support you in keeping up-to-date with the latest apps that children might be using. These can be found on our newsletter page. The 'Speak Out Stay Safe' programme from the NSPCC offers further advice and guidance on how to keep children safe online.
Please use the icons at the top of this page or the links below for further help and advice.
View the LSCPB Procedures relating to E-Safety
Protecting your Children from Online Abuse
Safer Internet Centre
E-Safety for Parents - available in other languages
Kidsmart - A website for children about e-safety
Supporting young People Online - leaflets in a range of languages
Young People and Social networking Leaflet
Video Chat and Webcams Leaflet
Online Gaming - Information for Parents and Carers
Other Safety Concerns
'Make it Safe' Campaign: Letter regarding the dangers of blinds cords
Children under 5, particularly those aged 18-36 months, are at most risk from blind cord/chain strangulation, although this can affect older vulnerable children as well. In the UK, since 1999, we are aware of a total of 30 deaths from blind cord strangulation, with 17 of these since 2010.
Button Batteries Can Kill If Swallowed
Button batteries are the small round batteries that are found in some toys and everyday objects. If swallowed the battery could cause death within a few hours.
Download an informational poster on Button Batteries
Download safeguarding leaflets