Online Safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of Online Safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.
Online Safety is taught continuously through the Computing curriculum, but also is intertwined into other lessons within school life. We also take part in the annual Safer Internet Day. This provides us with the opportunity to dedicate a full day of learning to this very important topic. As part of this we show children CEOPs clips and use these as a discussion point within classes.
In school we also have a dedicated Online Safety Leader (Mrs Iveson), who provides training to staff on the latest issues. Mrs Iveson also works alongside our Safeguarding Officers to address any Online Safety issues which may arise within school. All members of staff and children sign our Acceptable Use Policy annually and this clearly outlines our expectations for use of the internet and other devices.
If you have any concerns regarding your child's Online Safety, please contact one of our Safeguarding Officers in school: Mrs Peace, Mrs Fieldhouse or Mrs Banks.
As a parent you'll know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves. It's a highly creative place of amazing opportunities. But the technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content.
Below are some helpful links with hints and tips to help you ensure your child stays safe online: