As part of the new National Curriculum for 'Computing' every child is taught to be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
With the Internet becoming very much a part of everyday life, it is vital that we, as a School and you as a parent/carer, keep our children safe online. On this page there are links to websites that can give you lots of information to help you to protect your child online.
Recently there have been some issues around the use/mis-use of Social media that have come to our attention and as such we felt obliged to address them. To help in this we created a questionnaire that the children completed.
One thing that came to our attention is that over half KS2 children use some form of Social Media where the appropriate/legal age is 13. Is your child one of them?
Please open the following link to view the results
Many parents rely on schools to help keep them up to speed and help deal with any online issues. There are lots of easy ways that you can encourage parents to discover the information they need, please see below some downloadable materials to help you.
Childnet's Know IT All for Primary Schools has been especially designed for primary school staff to help them understand important e-safety issues and how to help young pupils get the most out of the internet.
This website provides advice and resources on how to keep safe online. There are separate areas for teachers and trainers, parents, pupils aged 11-16, pupils aged 8-10 (Cybercafe) and for pupils aged 5-7 (Hector's World). The teacher area requires registration for use.
The pupil areas are open access. The TUK resources have been produced to help teach young people to stay safe online. The resources have been developed largely with the direct help and advice from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre’s Youth Advisory Panel. There is also a facility on this website to 'Report Abuse.'
This section on the ChildLine website provides invaluable information for children and young people on keeping safe online. There is also a section with advice on what to do if they find themselves a victim of cyber bullying.
This site helps parents and carers to keep up with and supervise children’s online activity and helps them to understand the risks and plan ahead before allowing children access to the internet.
UK Safer Internet
The UK Safer Internet Centre, and its partners, delivers a wide range of activity to promote the safe and responsible use of technology
Smart Phone Safety
Tiger Mobiles site advising on how to keep children safe on the internet, it is relevant for more than just smartphone use
Safer Internet Day
Educational Resources for Safe Internet Day