'Life is a journey. When we stop, things don't go right.' Pope Francis
In school, we have on going staff training about internet safety and regularly teach the children about the importance of keeping themselves safe online. Children with access to the internet at home should understand that as well as providing a great resource for all of us, the internet can be a very dangerous place, particularly for young, impressionable children.
Our Online Safety Policy can be found here and on the Policies page under the School section.
As parents, your influence in helping your children to understand the dangers, as well as the opportunities the internet can bring, is huge. It is vital that, as parents, you feel confident in ensuring your children's safe use of the internet and social networking sites. For more information, take a look at the UK Safer Internet Centre website: www.saferinternet.org.uk/
CEOP have also issued information, videos, guidance and advice for parents in helping to keep their children safe online at home: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/presentations-for-parents/
Internet Safety Day is in February each year. This link provides helpful information about how to start a conversation about online safety with your child:
The next Internet Safety Day will take place on 6th February 2024.
The Internet Safety website provides helpful and practical information as to what you, as parents, are able to do to inform, protect and educate your children about the internet and how it should be used.
Another useful site is: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Primary/Tools/Parental-controls/ - this site has lots of good resources and advice for parents, including advice on how to put Parental Controls in place.
http://www.youtube.com/user/ceop (helpful videos for parents)
We subscribe to National College (NOS) where useful information can be found for parents and carers. Leaflets and posters are issued regularly and shared via our Facebook page such as those featured below.
Parents who have any concerns about managing their children's access to the online world are encouraged to speak to a member of staff. Always be ready to talk to your child about online safety and make it your business to know what they are doing online.