In school, children have access to computers throughout the day, which support them with their learning. Online safety is taught through our computing curriculum as well as through an annual focused day in February.
Our online safety policy can be found here.
There is an overwhelming amount of information available about keeping children safe online, but following training courses and research, we would recommend the following to help you support your child to learn how to use the internet safely, responsibly and enjoyably.
Sources for parents/carers
NSPCC Net Aware – provides the latest reviews of the most popular apps, games and social media sites children are using
Parents’ Guide to Technology – Safer Internet Centre – provides help to get to grips with new technology
Vodafone ‘How To’ Guides – for advice on how to set up parental controls on various types of devices
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) – provides valuable information on child protection issues including E-safety
thinkuknow – an excellent site developed by CEOP with a wide range of internet safety tips and downloads for children of all ages, their parents/ carers and teachers
Childnet (formally Kidsmart) – provides guides to parental controls , devices and other resources
Sources for children
thinkuknow – find the right section for the age of your child before letting them browse. You can find Hector on this website too
CBBC Stay Safe/ Own it – Questions, answers and tools to help you make the most of time online
Childnet (formally Kidsmart) – to get online safety advice, watch videos, play quizzes or learn the SMART rules
Wisekids – information for children about staying safe on the internet including some recommended safe search engines
If you require any further advice regarding online safety, please contact the school office and we can forward your request to our IT Lead – Miss Abley.