What is Online Safety?
Online Safety is a term which refers not only the internet but other ways in which young people communicate using electronic media, e.g. social media, gaming etc. It means ensuring that children and young people are protected and learn to protect themselves from harm and supported to achieve the maximum benefit from new and developing technologies without risk to themselves or others.
To find out more about e-safety please visit the National Crime Agency 'THINK YOU KNOW' site click here
Good advice to both schools and parents can be obtained through the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) website http://www.ceop.police.uk/
To gain advice from the UK Safer Internet Centre www.saferinternet.org.uk/
To visit the CHILDNET INTERNATIONAL site www.childnet.com
Safe Gaming Guidance: Young Minds - Supporting Your Child with Gaming
We take our shared responsibility to safeguard all children against the potential dangers of social media very seriously and would encourage parents & carers to request our advice should you have concerns. However, we have linked the advice below as a starting point to gain some insight into how best to protect your child in their use of the internet and media sites.
Please see our overview for teaching online safety to our children below. In KS2, we follow the Be Internet Legends Curriculum as well as the Digital Wellbeing module. In KS1, we use the 'Think You Know - Jessie' materials and in EYFS, we use 'Smartie the Penguin'. Please look out for our parent workshops on helping children to stay safe.
We've attached lots of useful factsheets and information below for you to peruse and share with your child to ensure that any use of the Internet and digital technology is carried out in a safe and enjoyable way.