|Online Safety - Be S.M.A.R.T. Online
Children often have access to on-line platforms from a very young age, and they can be an amazing resource to use. They can help people to keep in touch, they can help us find out things, they can provide opportunities to play games, as well as being a great source of educational apps and website.
However, the on-line world, just like the real world, comes with its own risks and dangers. We teach children how to keep themselves safe in the real world, and it is important that we teach them how to be safe in the online world too. In school E-Safety is taught in a discrete and progressive manner from Reception through to Year 6. It is an integral part of the school day, especially when children are using technology in lessons. The children learn how to use technology safely, at home as well as at school.
It is really important that parents play their part in ensuring that children are safe whilst on-line, and there are lots of ways to do this.
We have provided a ‘Keeping Safe Online’ advice leaflet for parents. Please take a look and download a copy by clicking here.
If you have good reason to believe a child is at risk from abuse or exploitation either online or personally please use the above link to report it.
Read our web safety guide and answer some questions by clicking here (requires powerpoint)
For further web safety information, specifically for children, the BBC has many videos and resources. To visit their page, click here.
Guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people and their parents/carers from Think U Know. Learn about online safety when using blogs, chatting, online gaming, P2P and Social Media.