How do we keep our children safe online?
The Internet is an essential element of 21st century life for education, business and social interaction, and we have a duty to provide our children with quality Internet access as part of their learning experience. We believe that teaching our children how to stay safe when using the Internet is an extremely important part of this experience.
In school children are taught about E-Safety as part of the Computing Curriculum. In KS1 children are taught about protecting personal details and how to use the internet responsibly. In KS2 we teach online safety on more detail; how to protect passwords and personal details as well as using trusted websites.
Our Internet Safety Day takes place in February of each year and each key stage has specific talks with our computing subject leader to increase awareness and understanding of how to use the internet safely and responsibly. Ongoing, regular reminders are also given to all children when iPads or computers are being used for research.
As part of our online safety curriculum the children are encouraged to think about how they can stay safe online. The poster below is an example of some that were created by KS2 children; they are displayed in the IT suite and are regularly discussed with pupils and their class teachers.
Websites used in school
BBC Bitesize - www.bbc.co.uk/education
Online safety policy
We have an Online safety policy with is agreed by staff and governors. You can access the policy here.
As part of our admissions process, parents are asked to sign our ‘ICT use by pupils in school form’, this form is included as part of the prospectus and you can view it here.
Further information for parents
If you would like to find out more about keeping your child safe online at home, the following websites give great advice and information.