Within the ever-evolving world of technology and constant introduction of new emerging technologies online safety is a key aspect of school life embedded across our curriculum.
Our pupils are taught how to behave responsibly and safely whilst online during dedicated lessons throughout the year in Computer Science and PSHE, with cross curricular references in a range of other subjects. It is our goal to raise awareness and understanding of online safety issues amongst pupils and ensure parents/carers have the relevant information available so they can support their child.
In addition to this, times are dedicated throughout the year towards whole-school online safety initiatives such as celebrating “Safer Internet Day”, e-safety based assemblies and Tutor Time activities and pupil workshops in order to educate our young people on how their online life affects them.
Many parents and carers have only a limited understanding of online safety risks and issues, we are here to support you as school. Parents and Carers play an essential role in the education, monitoring and regulation of their children’s on-line behaviours. Parents may underestimate how often children and young people come across potentially harmful and inappropriate material on the internet and may be unsure about how to respond.
The school will therefore seek to provide information and awareness to parents and carers through:
- Newsletters and website
- Parents and Carers evenings
- High profile events and campaigns eg Safer Internet Day
It is important that pupils understand how to keep themselves safe on-line and that parents discuss this with them regularly.
Good practices include:
- Keeping your username and password safe and not sharing with others.
- Never give out personal information online such as your name, age, address and school.
- Think carefully about what you post as you have an on-line reputation.
Parents and Carers should encourage their children to speak to a trusted adult if someone or something has made them feel uncomfortable or worried whilst on the Internet.
Should you have any concerns or queries related to on-line safety, then please don’t hesitate to contact our Online Safety Co-ordinator, Ms C Willis email@example.com.
As a Parent and Carer we would like to draw your attention to the links below to give you more information and support and help you keep one step ahead of your child.
ONline safety policy
Useful links and guides
Thinkyouknow [Full links above] (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)
Please find some useful guides on the National Online Safety Website.
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