Keeping safe online
In school, our Online Safety Lead teacher is Mrs Blincow
Being online is an integral part of children and young people’s lives. Social media, online games, websites and apps can be accessed through mobile phones, computers, laptops and tablets – all of which form a part of children and young people’s online world.
The internet and online technology provide new opportunities for young people’s learning and growth, but it can also expose them to new types of risks.
Please remember that there are many ways we can support young children when using online resources. We want young children to use the internet in a well-supported and safe way. They need to be SMART:
Safe: Don’t give your personal information out such as email, home address or school name.
Meet: Meeting someone in real life that you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents’ or carers’ permission.
Accepting: Accepting emails, messages or opening files, images or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems.
Reliable: Someone online might lie about who they are. Information on the internet may not be true. Always check information by looking at other websites, in books, or ask someone who knows.
Tell: Tell a parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone, or something, makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.
Filtering in school:
The School currently uses a cloud-based web filter called “Securly” which provides 24/7 monitoring and protection. Securly complies with KCSiE (Keeping children safe in education) and PREVENT legislation, to provide a safer, more educational web for all students and staff, on any device, anywhere they go.
Here are some links which will give you and your child more information about how to enjoy the internet safely.
- KIDSMART (KS1)
- SAFER INTERNET (KS2 – KS4)
- DIGIZEN (KS2 – KS4)
- CHILDNET (KS1 – KS4)
- THINKUKNOW (CEOP Videos suitable for KS1 – KS4 and for parents)