We believe that education around keeping safe is essential. Safety in the digital world is an important part of this. Our pupils need to assess risks and learn how to be safe on the internet. This is important wherever they use it, at home or in school.
We teach online safety to all year groups across our curriculum. There is extra input in our computing curriculum. Our Online Safety policy explains how we protect our children when using digital technologies. We have systems to monitor, filter and protect children from harmful content. Our staff also stay up to date with regular training.
Safety online is a part of the whole school culture. Our staff, parents, volunteers and governors follow our Acceptable Use Policy. This ensures we all adopt the school’s position on the safe use of digital technologies. We encourage parents to speak to their children about how to keep safe and behave online.
Advice for children and parents
Thinkuknow has advice about staying safe online
Advice for parents
- WhatsApp Parent Fact Sheet 6 steps to help your child use WhatsApp safely.
- CBeebies has tips to keep your children safe online.
- NSPCC Net Aware has a guide to apps, games and social media sites.
- Internet Matters has tips to keep children safe and get the most from the digital world.
- Childnet has advice for parents including supporting young people with SEND online.
SWGfL has produced some checklists which provides all the information about two of the most popular apps being used by primary aged children:
- The TikTok Checklist | SWGfL Snapchat Checklist - Download or Buy Snapchats Checklist | SWGfL