Children are taught about Online Safety throughout their time at our school through the National College lesson planning and following the headings below:
Self-image and identity, Online relationships, Online reputation, Online bullying, Managing online information, Healthy wellbeing and lifestyle, Privacy and Security and Copyright and Ownership. Online Safety is taught weekly to the children from EYFS to Year 6.
We also send home to parents on a monthly basis an Online Safety Newsletter which is written specifically for families and gives up-to-date news and advice on apps, games and all things technological. This is available on the home screen of our website each month. The past letters are also available here.
Almost all of our pupils use the Internet at home and we know that, as parents, it can be difficult to allow children the freedom to develop as responsible individuals while protecting them from the perils and pitfalls of the Internet. Increasingly, even at primary school age, younger people are conducting their social life online so parents need to provide guidance to make sure that their children behave safely and responsibly. Please help your children by following these key recommendations:
The UK Safer Internet Centre offers e-safety tips, advice and resources on how to keep children safe online:
The NSPCC also have an online safety pack which can be found at:
The NSPCC and O2 have also worked together to provide an up to date and simple guide for parents to the most popular social networks, apps and games.
The website link is: https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
Young people and adults too can also be at risk online. Here are some websites that can help to protect anyone online: