New technologies are an excellent resource that helps to open up the world to our children and young people. Electronic communication helps teachers and students learn from each other. Technology can stimulate discussion and promote creativity. Children and young people should have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times.
We take online safety very seriously and it is an integral part of our overall safeguarding responsibility to your child/young person. We encourage all pupils to use ICT and the internet in a safe and responsible manner. I
n school, all filters and restrictions are set to the necessary level and pupils are closely monitored at all times while accessing ICT. Online safety is covered as appropriate as part of our curriculum.
The fact sheets available to download below from the NSPCC give some information and guidance how you can help keep your child safe online.
There are also several good websites that provide additional information to support you in this. These include:
Net Aware: www.net-aware.org.uk (this allows you to input the name of a social media site, app or game to learn more about its suitability for your child)
Think You Know from the National Crime Agency: www.thinkuknow.co.uk
National Crime Agency: https://ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Please speak to a member of staff if you have any concerns regarding online safety.