Online safety is an important part of children’s education in today’s digital world. We teach it throughout the school. We want everyone in our school community to learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe, secure and responsible way.
As part of the computing curriculum, we provide supervised access to the internet. We strongly believe that the use of the web and email is hugely worthwhile. It is an essential tool for children as they grow up in the modern world. However, because there are always concerns about children having access to undesirable materials, we have taken steps to deal with this risk in school. Our school internet access provider uses a filter that restricts access to inappropriate materials.
At the start of the school year, classes discuss how to stay safe online and the dangers we may face on the internet. We then have regular lessons on Online Safety and our responsibilities when using the internet.
Read our Online Safety policy.
As a parent you’ll know how important the internet is to children. They use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves. It’s a highly creative place of amazing opportunities.
But the technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting. You might worry about the risks your child can face online, such as:
- contact from strangers
- seeing illegal or inappropriate content.
Advice for children
- BBC Own it
- Think U Know has pages for children of all ages
- Childnet.com has online safety advice for children
Advice for parents
- Think U Know has advice for parents
Talking about online safety with your child
- Childnet has conversation starter ideas to talk with your children and
- NSPCC has advice on talking with your children about using the internet
- NSPCC’s Share Aware advice for parents
Setting up your child’s devices
- NSPCC helps you set up parental controls
- Find out how to add medical and contact information to your child’s phone to help first responders in case of an emergency
Apps, games and social media
- NSPCC Net Aware has a searchable guide with age and safety ratings
Supporting young people with SEND online
- Childnet.org has practical ways you can support your child to enjoy their time online