With the internet being such a big an important part of life in these times, it is essential that parents and children know how to
keep safe online. The safety of our children is of paramount importance to us, therefore one thing we implement at the beginning of each academic
year is for everyone to sign an 'Acceptable Use Policy' , which parents also sign. This outlines our online expectations and guidelines. The
children are supervised when they access the Internet, which is heavily filtered. The school network is also monitored and the children are
always encouraged to tell an adult or use the CEOP button if they have any concerns.
Online Safety in the school curriculum: Online safety is taught within the computing curriculum throughout the year, and we also
celebrate the national 'Online Safety Day' by partaking in numerous activities. The children also learn about the SMART rules for keeping safe
online and these are displayed around school and in every classroom. We have also recently employed 'Digital Ambassadors' from each year group
who meet each term to discuss online safety and help promote it across the school.
These websites are used frequently across school with our children:
CEOP: The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre provides online support to children
and parents on issues such as: bullying, viruses, webcam/video chat use and photo distribution. Parents and children report specific online
safety concerns here. You will also be able to find this CEOP link on our homepage.
Think U Know: Think U Know provides up-to-date information and activities to educate children and parents
on how to stay safe online.
Internet Matters: Internet Matters provides accessible information on issues such as sexting, radicalisation,
online grooming and your online reputation.
We understand that the internet is forever changing and apps are constantly being developed; aswell as keeping our children safe in school we also
want to make sure they use the internet safely at home. Therefore, there are a series of useful links below with up-to-date information and
guidance for parents:
Please click this link to read the latest edition of 'Digital Parenting' online magazine.
Please click this link for advice on online gaming.
Please click this link for help and advice for families in a digital world.
Please click this link for a useful guide on 'The use of Social Media'.
Please click this link to access the SMART rules followed throughout school.
Please click this link for top tips on 'Parental Controls'.
Please click this link for information regarding 'Live Streaming'.
Please click this link for advice on 'Sharing Pictures of your Children Online'.