We have a duty to protect children and be aware of the risks that can arise when using the internet and online technologies.
- Internet access in lessons is managed and monitored carefully and appropriately for the age of the pupils, with clear objectives.
- Internet access is filtered, to block access to unsuitable content. ICT systems capacity and security are reviewed regularly.
- Pupils are taught what internet use is acceptable and what is not. If they do come across any inappropriate content they are told to report this to staff.
- Children are taught to be aware of online safety risks and laws involved with social network sites, gaming and the use of mobile phones – and are taught never to reveal personal details or arrange to meet anyone online.
- Children are taught about online safety throughout the curriculum and through ‘Safer Internet Day’ activities. Online safety rules are displayed on posters in appropriate places in school and the children are reminded of the rules throughout the year.
- If children have mobile phones, they are required to hand them in to the teacher at the start of the day.
- We are careful not to publish pictures or names of children without consent. Please refer to our Date Protection policy to understand how we use information about parents, carers and children.
- Staff and volunteers are given clear guidelines about their use of the internet: please see our acceptable use policy.
You can make a report to Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)
- The NSPCC have drawn together lots of advice for parents, including Being Share Aware, MineCraft Safety Advice, and how to stay safe using apps. The information can be found here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-we-do/about-us/partners/nspcc-o2-online-safety-partnership/
Parents can also contact the free NSPCC Online Safety Helpline with questions about parental controls or concerns about a social network their children are using on 0808 800500
Parent Zone (www.parentzone.org.uk) offers information to help parents and carers understand the digital world and raise resilient children.
Support for children and parents/carers
Internet Matters: www.internetmatters.org
Parent Zone: https://parentzone.org.uk
Parents Protect: www.parentsprotect.co.uk
Get Safe Online: www.getsafeonline.org
NCA-CEOP Child and Parent Resources: www.thinkuknow.co.uk