All children in school take part in Online Safety lessons on the first Monday of each half term. This is to ensure that our pupils know how to stay safe online and whilst using technology, both at home and at school.
At the start of every computing lesson or when technology is being used in lessons, pupils are reminded about to use technology safely and appropriately. Pupils' use of technology is monitored throughout lessons and all pupils are encouraged to share their concerns from home about the use of gaming, mobile phones, social media etc with staff.
Pupils are taught to always be careful when using the internet. They understand that the internet can help them to keep in touch with their friends and help their education – but it can also cause harm – to themselves and others.
Pupils know that help is always available at school if they are having any problems online.
They know that they can speak to their 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
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.
Support for Parents
Not sure what to do? Worried about your child's use of technology? Use the SWGFL link above!
SWGLF has lots of brilliant support and information for parents including this printable pocket size leaflet (see file below) - it has useful links to help you understand how to deal with online situations and advice for parents to use.
If you have any worries or needs relating to online safety then please speak to a member of staff - we will support you!