Staying safe online
The internet is an exciting and informative tool for both parents and children. It helps us keep in touch with relatives who live far away, watch catch up TV, find lots of useful information, book holidays or even buy the weekly groceries. However, there are risks that we need to be aware of and know how to manage.
As a school we take the safety of our puils when online very seriously. Our work on online safety strives to meet Article 13 for the Rights of the Child, in that children must be able to access all kinds of informaiton as long as it is within the law and safe. It also strives to meet Aritcle 17, which makes clear that we must protoect our children from materials that could harm them. Your child will be taught how to stay safe online in school, through lessons, Digital Champions Council and assemblies. P.C. Stuart reinforces important safety messages during his visits to the school.
An ideal starting point for all parents of primary aged pupils, is an online document called "How to keep myself safe online," this can be found on the Hwb internet safety homepage:
Below are websites that can accessed that give valuable advice and support on how to keep ourchildren safe when online:
- Practical parental advice about protecting your family from the Think U Know Team for on line safety https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
- Support for parents and carers from the NSPCC https://www.net-aware.org.uk/