Online Safety for Children (please scroll down for Parents'/Carers' section)
Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.
Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.
Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.
If you or anyone you know is worried about about something online, please tell a trusted adult (parent, teacher, TA etc.). You can report anything related to Internet Safety by clicking the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:
Tips for staying safe online:
· Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.
· Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.
Follow the SMART (with a heart!) Rules.
Check these links out (choose the one for your age group):
Information for Parents and Carers
Dear Parents and Carers,
At school we take the safety of our pupils very seriously including their safety while they access the internet, and we are sure that you will agree that this approach to online safety should spread to the home online environment too. Here are some are some links which we hope you find useful.
(The first section is a series of links to provide you with information, hints and tips. Please scroll down to see how to report inappropriate behaviour online, and for more information on our Online Safety Curriculum.)
Supporting your child at home:
This site advises you to take four steps:
1. Have ongoing conversations with your children about staying safe online
2. Use safety tools on social networks and other online services, eg Facebook privacy settings
3. Decide if you want to use parental controls on your home internet
4. Understand devices and the parental control tools they offer in their Parents' Guide to Technology
Specific resources for supporting children with SEND:
Net Aware SEND Online Safety Hub: https://www.net-aware.org.uk/send-online-safety-hub/ A great resource with activities specifically designed for children with autism, and useful visual articles with photo symbols relating to online communication and cyberbullying.
Internet Matters: https://www.internetmatters.org/inclusive-digital-safety/advice-for-parents-and-carers/supporting-children-with-send/ A series of really helpful guides specifically aimed at children with a range of needs, with a handy video explaining how to make the most of the guides.
Childnet: https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/hot-topics/supporting-young-people-with-send-online . Helpful advice for parents of children with SEND about how to approach online safety conversations with your child. Resources are helpfully split into three sections: content, contact and conduct.
Reporting incidences or concerns:
Online Safety Curriculum
For a more detailed overview of our curriculum, please see the curriculum materials section on the school website.
Please remember that you can come and talk to us at any time if you are concerned about your child’s safety/behaviour online. We’re here to help!