Online Safety Information
National Online Safety Certified School Community
The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children and it is important that schools, parents and carers work together to take an active role in teaching children about online dangers and how to act safely when using the internet. This has become more prevalent due to Covid-19 and learning being accessed online.
We are therefore delighted to announce that we have shown our commitment to protecting our pupils online and have engaged ourselves with the National Online Safety Community. This provides a wealth of teaching opportunities for our pupils about keeping safe online as well as providing you as parents and carers with short five minute courses that keep you informed about how to protect your child/ren online.
Please access your National Online Safety account regularly. Once you have registered, you will be able to access the online courses for parents and National Online Safety’s Resources (which includes online platform guides on the latest social media channels and games). This aims to help empower parents with the knowledge to protect their children from the dangers of the internet.
We urge all parents to speak to their children, nieces, nephews etc. and other children about what to do if they are frightened by something they see online.
There has been a lot on the news recently about the current trends which are particularly nasty.
For this reason, please encourage children to :-
• Talk to a parent/carer/trusted adult if they see anything or hear anything that is scaring them.
• If they are told ‘not to tell their parents’ then that is a green light to go straight to an adult.
• Not to download or accept any unknown contacts on social media or particularly WhatsApp.
• Please ensure they know that the scary faces that may have popped up or could pop up are not real. They can’t hurt them.
Children can talk about anything that is worrying them or anything strange they may notice online. If you are a parent or carer, we hope you will find the web links below useful.
Every half term one computing lesson is dedicated to online safety, using Project Evolve and National Online Safety as a learning tools.
News and articles surrounding internet safety.
Think You Know
Great advice to keep children safe whilst using the internet.
Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online.
UK Safer Internet Centre
E-safety tips, advice and resources.
NSPCC Online Safety
Helpful advice and tools you can use
to help keep your child safe whenever and wherever they go online.
Parents and Carers information to keep your child safe online.
Action for Children
Action for Children supports and speaks for the UK's most vulnerable and neglected children and young people.
Fun activities to help children at learn more key subjects.
Department for Education
Articles and advice for children and young people.
For the NSPCC report "How safe are our children 2018" please click below.