Online Safety


We take Online safety very seriously. We promote being safe in the use of technology through every aspect of the curriculum both in direct teaching and in addressing any issues as they arise.  We talk openly about online safety in all classes and always ensure this is age appropriate. Every two years we have staff training from the Lancashire safeguarding team regarding Online safety and regularly offer parent workshops.

The following information is quoted directly from the National  Curriculum for Computing

Key Stage 1 “use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

Key Stage 2 “use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.”

Please click on the link below to view our Online Safety Policy:

Online Safety Policy

Our Online Safety champion in school is Mrs. Minton.

The website ThinkUKnow also offers advice for children: ThinkUKnow

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport has launched an internet safety campaign – ‘Internet Matters’ www.internetmatters.org

The Internet Matters campaign aims to help parents keep their children safe online.

The Internet Matters website is well worth visiting, whether your child is in the Nursery or the 6th Form! It is full of tips, information and videos and provides simple, easy and practical advice.

Check with your ISP for parental controls for your internet connection. Be sure who your child is corresponding with. Keep your PC in the same room as yourselves.

Please remember that social media sites such as Instagram require a child to be 13 years old to use them. Are you aware of the sites that your child is using? Be aware -Keep checking!

instagram-parent-guide

Please click on the link below to access the terms of service for Instagram. They have been written in child friendly/user friendly language:

https://qz.com/878790/a-lawyer-rewrote-instagrams-terms-of-service-for-kids-now-you-can-understand-all-of-the-private-data-you-and-your-teen-are-giving-up-to-social-media/

Please access the link below for the parent guide to Snapchat:

https://www.connectsafely.org/wp-content/uploads/snapchat_parents_guide.pdf

Our governors take Online Safety seriously and have completed an Online Safeguarding checklist. Click on the link below:

Governor Online Safeguarding Checklist