Online Safety

Teaching our children how to stay safe on the internet is an ongoing task.  The internet is completely embedded into daily life and, alongside the extensive array of Social Networking, the need to know how to stay safe on the internet is of exceptionally high priority. Please see the links below for useful websites for parents and carers.

** Safer Internet Day was Tuesday February 7th 2017  **

At school we have a filtering system which is designed to prevent inappropriate material from being displayed on computers using our network. It is important to note that it is not possible to ensure that any inappropriate material will ever be seen at school as the extremely complex nature of the web, makes it impossible to block everything.  We talk regularly to the children about what they should do if they come across something that makes them feel uncomfortable and we recommend that parents have this conversation frequently at home as well. Throughout the curriculum, the children use the internet to support their learning and every opportunity is taken to continually educate them about how to stay safe at an age appropriate level.

You will find below a number of useful links for Parents as well as a number of Online Safety related web links.

UK Safer Internet Centre Childnet Think U Know
Webwise NSPCC Kidpower
Family Online Safety Institute Internet matters ikeepsafe
Get safe online Guardian article
CEOP reporting tool Microsoft online safety & security
Facebook guide for Parents  Oxfordshire Internet Safety Guidance

We particularly recommend the NSPCC’s ‘Share Aware’ as an ideal way to stay informed as a parent and help your child stay safe on Social Networks, apps and games.  The NSPCC have also teamed up with O2 to provide parents with information and support to help keep children safe online.  Whether you want to set up parental controls, adjust privacy settings or get advice on social networks, experts from the O2 & NSPCC are there to help.  They can be called on 0808 8005002 or you can find further information on their webpage.

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another useful parent guide to social networking can also be found here.  This details the age restrictions of the most commonly used Social Media apps:

age restrictions for social media

Our parents guide to keeping children safe on the internet is distributed to all parents each year and was last sent home in September 2015.  We cannot stress enough the need for parents to recognise the importance of their role alongside us in helping the children stay safe on the internet.  The children’s guide for staying safe on the internet has been discussed with all children in the school and is displayed throughout the building, in all classrooms and near all computer equipment including on laptop and iPad cabinets.

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e-Safety Guide for Children

Parents guide to keeping children safe on the internet

Parents guide to keeping children safe on the internet

Facebook Guide for Parents

Facebook Guide for Parents

Our Online Safety Policy

Our Online Safety Policy

Child-led Parent Presentation 2016

Child-led Parent Presentation 2016

 

 

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