Staying Safe Online

Children are now able to access the internet via a range of devices and often spend more "screen time" online than even before. Further advice about 'Staying Safe Online', information about our Safer Internet Week and useful websites to visit are given below.

If you have any concerns regarding E-safety, please do not hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher.

  • Staying Safe Online

    Children now access the internet on a regular basis both at school and at home, using a range of devices including iPads, tablets, mobile phones, laptops and desktop computers. The internet is a rich and valuable learning resource and we know that the use of technology can enhance learning for children. It is important that we all work together to ensure that children get the most from these opportunities by encouraging responsible and appropriate online behaviour.

     

    In school, we use a filtering system to prevent children accessing inappropriate sites. E-Safety is also an important component of our computing curriculum and E-Safety activities are used throughout the year to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.

     

    At home, children sometimes have unsupervised access to the internet. This potentially allows then to access a variety of online content, both good and bad, and bring it into their home. It also means that children can make friends with people worldwide through the internet and feel as if they know these people, when of course they may not. It is important therefore to monitor internet use at home, including social interactions your child may be having, and take appropriate steps to keep your children safe.

     

    Here are some useful tips to help you to keep your children safe online:

    • Set up your computer in a shared area at home
    • Ensure internet parental controls are activated to filter inappropriate content
    • Talk to your child about what they are doing online
    • Encourage children to talk to you about anything they are not comfortable with online.
  • Safer Internet Week ~ 6 - 10 February 2023

    Safer Internet Day 2023 was celebrated in school on 7th February.

     

    From gaming and chat, to streaming and video, young people are shaping the interactive entertainment spaces they are a part of. Safer Internet Day 2023 celebrated young people’s role in creating a safer internet, whether that is whilst gaming and creating content, or interacting with their friends and peers.

     

    The children in school took part in a variety of activities to explore this year's theme such as creating their own avatars, mascots, stories and role play.

     

    Safer internet day in school is always a great opportunity for children to discuss their online presence and the importance of staying safe and respectful online.

     

    Please click here to view the Online Safety Guide 2023 and Parents' Online Safety Workshop presentation.

     

    Please see our Useful Websites for additional support and guidance about keeping children safe online.

  • Useful websites