‘Online actions can have offline consequences’
Welcome to our Online Safety page linking you to valuable information for parents and some interactive fun for children. Online Safety covers a lot of issues from Online Bullying, to protecting yourself and your computer while using the internet, there are some links to help you with all aspects of staying safe online below.
By raising awareness of the risks associated with ICT, we hope to encourage pupils to access social media, the Internet and mobile phones is a safe and appropriate manner.
Keeping safe online is a child protection issue. It should be regarded as an extension of general safeguarding and led by the whole school leadership team.
All of the children at our school are asked, with the support of their parents, to complete an Acceptable Use Agreement, detailing specific areas where we ask for acknowledgment of what they are and are not permitted to do while working online.
USEFUL ONLINE SAFETY LINKS FOR PARENTS
SEND Online Safety Hub - Net Aware has partnered with Ambitious about Autism to bring online safety tips, advice and activities specifically for parents and carers of children with SEND . We spoke to parents of children with a range of special educational needs such as dyslexia, autism and speech and language difficulties.
Please click this LINK for some fantastic parental guidance relating to the digital world in which we live.
Please click this LINK for some fantastic advise about the latest ways to help your child stay safe and enable you to monitor their online activity.
Internet Safety is such an important part of modern life for children and young people and we recognise the vital part that school plays in educating them about ways in which they must keep themselves safe.
We also want to help to keep parents up to date with all relevant information for continuing the online safety ethos at home and out of school time. Below, you will find links to a number of extremely useful on-line resources, all aimed at helping parents to keep up to date with online safety related information and advice.
www.parentinfo.org/ - This website was developed out of a partnership between CEOP and The Parent Zone and contains lots of good online safety advice.
www.saferinternet.org.uk - Here you will find online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.
www.childnet.com- An organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and the safe and positive use of the internet are addressed.
www.thinkuknow.co.uk - The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.
www.kidsmart.org.uk - Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has been developed by the children's internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.
www.bullying.co.uk - One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on cyberbullying.