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.
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.
It is really useful to be proactive and engage with your children regarding their use of the internet while at home. Here are some conversation starter ideas from www.childnet.com
Please see the links & download section below for a variety of resources to try and help parents with the fast moving and changing world of internet and social media.
As part of your child’s curriculum and the development of Computing skills, we provide access to the internet only in teacher-supervised lessons. We strongly believe that the use of the internet is hugely worthwhile and an essential tool for children as they grow up in the modern world. But because there are always concerns about children having access to undesirable materials, we have taken positive steps to deal with this risk in school. Our school internet access provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials.
At the start of the school year, each class discusses how we can all stay safe online and the dangers we may face on the internet.
Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.
Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.
Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher and adults in class.
If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to internet safety, please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website: https://www.ceop.police.uk/ceop-reporting/