Internet Safety

The Internet is an essential element in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. Computing skills and knowledge are vital to access life-long learning and employment; indeed Computing is now seen as a functional, essential life-skill along with English and Mathematics. Digital Literacy is all about being safe in the online world.


It is not just about the internet and the computer: in today's modern world, mobile phones, games consoles, cameras and televisions can also connect to the internet and can be dangerous if not used sensibly. Learning about e-Safety is a vital life skill.

 

As a school we are committed to doing all we can to ensure the safety of the children when they use the internet at school. We teach the children the skills needed to recognise that care needs to be taken when using the internet and any information retrieved may not be factual. We endeavour to ensure that children do not access inappropriate material, learn how to behave online when using social networking sites, and also how and where to seek advice and support should anything happen which makes them feel uncomfortable.

 

We work very closely with our Primary Computing Consultants Julian Hughes and Jason Cochrane to deliver regular e-Safety training for staff, pupils and parents.

e-Safety Meetings
 
We hold e-Safety meetings annually in the Autumn Term for parents to provide information and practical advice about how to keep their children safe when using the internet and mobile technology. The sessions are led by our Computing Consultant Julian Hughes. We strongly recommend parents attend the meetings as there is a lot of important information and useful resources to take away at the end of the meeting.
 
The children in Key Stage Two have an assembly following the parents meetings to highlight e-Safety.
 
Feedback from our Parent meeting - 18th October 2016
 
"'Very informative meeting - worth it for ALL ages, even the very young."
 
"An informative, well presented and interesting meeting."
 
"I know a lot more now about how I can keep my child safe online."
 
"Brilliant, a very thought provoking session.  Thank you."
 
"This is a great meeting for parents, childminders,  carers and grandparents."
 
"I found the presentation very informative."
 
 
Useful Websites
 
CEOP National Crime Agency ~ Advice about online safety and how to report abuse.
 
KnowITall ~ Childnet's award winning suite of Know IT All resources have been designed to help educate parents and young people about safe and positive use of the internet.
 
Childnet International ~ The Childnet International website gives internet safety advice and links for young people and parents.
 
Parent Zone ~ Safety advice regrading social media and apps.
 
Digizen.orgChildnet's Digizen website provides information about using social network sites and social media sites creatively and safely, it shares advice and guidance on preventing and responding to cyberbulling. 
 
Think U Know The Think U Know website provides parents with information about how to keep young people safe when using the internet. Here you'll find practical tips and useful guidance.
 
cbbcThis website provides further links about staying safe online. This website is useful for both parents and young people.
Please find below a range of informative leaflets related to
staying safe when using the internet.