Online Safety - Lead staff member is Natalie Sweet
Teaching children how to keep themselves safe online is an essential part of our children's learning. With the increasing use of digital technology both in school and within the home comes the increasing need to be aware of the potential dangers and to protect personal information online.
Children are taught lessons to help them make safe decisions when playing with others online, protecting their personal data, selecting most appropriate websites to use for homework and what to do if they come across any that makes them feel upset or worried.
They are also taught about the dangers of online bullying and to respect others when online.
National Online Safety
As a school we have joined National Online Safety. National Online Safety helps schools meet their statutory safeguarding and curriculum requirements though the most comprehensive online safety programme for educators, parents and children.
As a result, staff receive regular training about online safety. Parents can also access for free, courses and webinars on online safety to help them protect their children from the risks online. There are hundreds of webinars such as a general online safety webinar, alongside specific webinars for games or apps such as tictoc, fortnite
Parents can sign up to National Online Safety for free by clicking on the link below and registering:
We ask our parents to remember that although we can teach children how to keep themselves safe online, it is in the home environment that these lessons are acted upon by children accessing the internet alone
We ask our children to 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 or another adult at school.
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:
Helpful links to look at with your family
How to enable 'Restricted Mode' for YouTube, for Computers, Android and Iphone.
Internet Matters - An excellent resource helping parents keep their children safe online.
UK Safer Internet Centre - Online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe.
Tips for staying safe online
- Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.
- Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.