Keeping Children Safe online
Social media and the use of mobile phones has a widespread impact on the way in which we communicate and express our thoughts and opinions. There are clearly many benefits for us as individuals and communities.
For many young people and adults the ownership of a mobile phone is considered a necessary and vital part of their daily life. When used creatively and responsibly the smart phone has great potential to support a student’s learning experiences in school. Ownership of a mobile phone and using it appropriately is an important lesson in itself and encourages the development of independence and individual responsibility, something which is part of our aims as a school.
Schools already play a vital role in keeping children safe from harm online, including from the risks of radicalisation and cyber bullying.
If you would like further advice and support regarding online safety please get in touch with the Family Support Team.
Please find below some useful links informing yourselves and your child/children how to keep safe on the internet.
Think u Know Find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it.
NSPCC Keeping children safe whilst performing online searches and the the use of parental controls.
National Online Safety Produces guides to focus on specific platforms such as 'Fortnite'
Internet Matters simple, practical and easy advice on the steps you can take to keep children as safe as possible
School Policies and Guidance